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Exodus: Saved and Set Apart

Date: October 19, 2018

Speaker: Pastor Jeramie Rinne

Series: Exodus: Saved and Set Apart

Category: Expository

Scripture: Exodus 5:1–6:27

The following study guide is to be used to discuss the Friday, October 19, 2018 sermon

ECC Sermon Study Guide
Exodus 5:1 - 6:27

Introduction - It’s tempting to think that if are obeying God’s Word and doing his will, that everything will be easy. We would like to think that when we serve God, we will experience nothing but success and appreciation. Yet often God calls his people to obedience in the face of resistance, rejection and setback. Our current circumstances are no sure indication of whether or not we are obeying God and doing his will.
 
READ Exodus 5:1-23

1. What initial disappointments does Moses experience?

Application: Have you ever tried to serve God and been unappreciated, rejected or resisted? How do you tend to deal with it? 

Gospel Connection: In what ways did Jesus experience resistance and rejection during his earthly ministry?

2. Moses cries out to God in his frustration (5:22-23). Is it appropriate for Christians to express this kind of frustration to God?
 
READ 6:1-27
 
3. God answers Moses by reminding him first of his past faithfulness (6:1-5). How can looking back to God’s past actions help us to face present difficulties? 
 
4. God also answers Moses by promising to make good in the future on his promises to save Israel (6:6-13). What promises has God made to us as Christians for the future that we can cling to and fuel our present obedience? 

Application: Is there a particular promise that God has made that you should be holding onto right now?

5. Why do you think the list of the heads of the Israelite families are listed?