Exodus: The Gospel According to Moses

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The Bible holds stories that go beyond simple words on a page. These stories give us a deeper understanding of faith, sin, and salvation. 

In our upcoming series, we will embark on a journey of discovery as we explore the life of Moses in the book of Exodus.  Through his story, we will witness the power of God as the One who rescues, saves, and leads us out. 

Join us on this path of enlightenment as we uncover the true meaning of salvation and its significance in our lives today.

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October 1: Preparing for Salvation
The opening section of Exodus sets the stage for all of the drama that follows. But even here, we learn some important things about salvation. Specifically, in this story of midwives and mothers, we learn that salvation is rescue from the misery and slavery of serving anything in your life as more important than God, that we are usually prepared for salvation by God working behind the scenes through bad and difficult circumstances, and that, surprisingly, salvation happens through the weak and the powerless, not through the strong and the powerful.

October 8: The Lord of Salvation
The burning bush encounter is perhaps one of the most well-known spiritual encounters in Western literature. And in an age where people long for spiritual connection, this encounter between Moses and God teaches us four things about what a real spiritual encounter is all about. We learn how we encounter spiritual reality, what a true spiritual encounter is, why it is even possible, and when we know we’ve truly had one. And through this encounter we meet the God who is indeed the Savior and Lord, not just of Israel, but of the world as well.

October 15: Who Is the Lord?
The plague narratives are some of the most dramatic scenes in the whole Bible. They’ve been powerfully and visually depicted in films like The Ten Commandments, The Prince of Egypt, and Exodus: Gods & Kings. But what we often miss in these dramatic re-tellings is that all of the plagues are intended to answer one simple question from Pharoah: “Who is Yahweh that I should obey him?” The answer is that Yahweh is the unique, natural, and saving Judge over all the earth. He is the one apart from whom everything else falls back into darkness. He is the one to whom we must all eventually give an account. And He is the one who ultimately provides forgiveness and mercy for those who trust in Him. 

October 22: The Great Escape
The story of the parting of the Red Sea is seen by many as the climax of the book of Exodus. It is the final escape from slavery in Egypt and the moment in which the Israelites are finally freed from the rule of Pharaoh. And what it reveals to us is that we all need rescue. Specifically this encounter reveals what we need rescue from, how we can escape it, and who makes it possible. We need rescue from all the things that would enslave us apart from God. We escape from it only through a decisive act of God in which we pass from death to life. And finally, it is only through Christ, the greater Moses, who makes it all possible.

October  29: Food in the Desert
In the second half of Exodus, we begin to learn that although God has gotten His people out of slavery in Egypt, He still has to get the slavery out of them. There is still much that holds them in their old way of life, and where this shows up is in the wilderness when the people find themselves running short of food and water. Though they have been freed from Pharaoh, their selfish hearts lead them to complain against God and want to return to Egypt. But in the face of their complaints, God responds with gracious provision. In these encounters, we learn some important things about God Himself. We learn about the process of God, the provision of God, and the patience of God.

November 5: A New People
In this section of Exodus, we come to the famous giving of the 10 Commandments. The 10 Commandments are a law code that Western society has looked to through the ages as the basis for all laws and morality. Sadly, this has led to the impression among many that this is ultimately what God came to do: to give us laws to obey so that we will be welcomed in. But that is not what Exodus tells us. Rather, we learn that God has already welcomed us in and now gives us laws to guide us as we learn to live as His people. This encounter between God and His people is about what it looks like to live as new people, free people, godly people who are called by the Lord’s name and set apart for His purposes in the world.

November 12: The Problem with Idols
In this week’s passage, we encounter perhaps the greatest threat to the peoples’ relationship with God in the whole of the scriptures: idolatry. In this text, we learn what idolatry is, why it is so dangerous, and how we are set free from the idols of our hearts through the intercession of a mediator who goes before God on our behalf. It is a story that helps us see how Jesus alone brings us freedom from the idols of our hearts.

November 19: The Glory of God
Exodus 33 picks up where Exodus 32 left off, with Moses pleading on the peoples’ behalf. And it is in this text that we learn what it really means to know and experience God in your life. In short, what it means to find and experience God’s glory. If the burning bush was the initial encounter, this conversation between God and Moses shows us how to experience a life-long relationship with God who is compassionate, gracious, and abounding in steadfast love.


November 26: The Dwelling Place of God
At the end of Exodus we finally come to the climax of the whole story: God is dwelling with His people. You see, the point of the Exodus story wasn’t just to save the people from slavery, but to save them for relationship with God. The setting up of the tabernacle in the midst of the people is intended to point us forward to what God ultimately desires to do; to come and dwell with His people and make all things new. He is not only God for us, but God with us. That is what salvation is ultimately all about.

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