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Moses and the Passover Covenant
Exodus 1 - 15
Friday, April 10, 2015
Session 5: Moses and the Passover Covenant
April 10, 2015
1. Moses is raised in household of Pharaoh.
a. Moses escapes the slaughter of Hebrew boys and is
adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter.
b. After killing an Egyptian soldier, Moses, 40, flees to
Midian.
Session 5: Moses and the Passover Covenant
April 10, 2015
1. Moses is raised in household of Pharaoh.
c. In Midian, Moses marries Zipporah, the daughter of
Jethro, priest of Midian.
Session 5: Moses and the Passover Covenant
April 10, 2015
2. God appears to Moses at the age of 80 in the form of a
burning bush.
a. God reveals His name as ‘I AM WHO AM.’
b. God reveals Himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob.
Session 5: Moses and the Passover Covenant
April 10, 2015
2. God appears to Moses at the age of 80 in the form of a
burning bush.
c. God calls Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt for a
three day journey.
d. Moses reluctantly accepts the call, but God equips him
with signs.
Session 5: Moses and the Passover Covenant
April 10, 2015
3. Moses returns to Egypt, and with his brother Aaron,
asks Pharaoh to let his people go.
a. Pharaoh does not permit the Israelites to leave and
increases their workload.
b. Moses turns to the Lord for direction, highlighting their
intimacy.
Session 5: Moses and the Passover Covenant
April 10, 2015
3. Moses returns to Egypt, and with his brother Aaron,
asks Pharaoh to let his people go.
c. God unleashes a series of plagues on Egypt, but
Pharaoh remains defiant.
Session 5: Moses and the Passover Covenant
April 10, 2015
4. The Passover marks the tenth plague, the death of the
first-born. The Passover:
a. Was Israel’s protection against the death of the firstborn.
b. Was given to Moses by God as a perpetual institution.
Session 5: Moses and the Passover Covenant
April 10, 2015
4. The Passover marks the tenth plague, the death of the
first-born. The Passover:
c. Involved the slaughter and eating of an unblemished
lamb and eating unleavened bread.
d. Lamb gave the first-born life by the shedding of its
blood.
Session 5: Moses and the Passover Covenant
April 10, 2015
5. After the death of his son, Pharaoh lets the Israelites
go.
a. The Israelites, their possessions, and their animals,
leave Egypt in haste.
b. The Lord guided them out of Egypt toward the Red Sea.
Session 5: Moses and the Passover Covenant
April 10, 2015
5. After the death of his son, Pharaoh lets the Israelites
go.
c. Pharaoh changes his mind and chases down the
Israelites with his armies.
d. God parts the Red Sea, allowing the Israelites to
escape.
Session 5: Moses and the Passover Covenant
April 10, 2015
5. After the death of his son, Pharaoh lets the Israelites
go.
e. In order to be saved, the Israelites had to pass through
water.
f. The Israelites rejoiced with their freedom from Egypt.
Session 5: Moses and the Passover Covenant
April 10, 2015
6. In summary, we have seen in Exodus 1-15 that:
a. Despite reluctance, Moses answered God’s call to lead
Israel out of Egypt.
b. By the blood and flesh of the lamb, the Israelites
survived the 10th plague.
c. In order to be liberated from Egypt, the Israelites
passed through water.
Session 5: Moses and the Passover Covenant
April 10, 2015
6. In summary, we have seen in Exodus 1-15 that:
d. God continues His plan of Salvation by establishing His covenant
with Noah. The characteristics of God’s covenant with Noah are:
i.
Mediator (the person as the representative of God’s covenant):
Moses.
ii.
Form (the size of the covenant): Nation.
iii.
Sign (the action or symbol of the covenant): Passover.
God’s Covenants Throughout Salvation History
From Dr. Scott Hahn, A Father Who Keeps His Promises
Covenant Mediator
Covenant Role
Covenant Form
Covenant Sign
Adam
Noah
Abraham
Moses
1. Husband
4. Father
7. Chieftain
10. Judge
2. Marriage
5. Household
8. Tribe
11. Nation
3. Sabbath
6. Rainbow
9. Circumcision
12. Passover
Session 5: Moses and the Passover Covenant
April 10, 2015
For Discussion:
a.
Describe a time (or times) in your life when God used certain ‘signs’ in your
life to communicate His will to you. What did you learn about how God
communicates to you in those experiences?
b.
Although he had free will, Pharaoh chose to be obstinate in his
disobedience to God. What kind of a risk does God take with us when He
gives us free will? Why would he allow us to disobey Him? What could
comes from us having the freedom to love Him or reject Him?
c.
Describe a time in your life when trusting God brought you through a
difficult situation.
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