Exodus 13-32 from the Exodus to the Golden Calf
In Exodus 13 what could unleavened bread symbolize? What could the firstborn male symbolize? The first month is Abib or Aviv (Nisan in Babylonian). When is that on our calendar? In Exodus 14 why did God harden Pharaoh’s heart? What Red Seas do we face whereby only God can make a way through? Why did God ask Moses to put his hands out? In Exodus 15 how will eternity deal with those dead Egyptians? What role could God’s grace play? Even if we don’t know all the answers, can we trust in God’s mercy? What lesson can we learn from the bitter water?
In Exodus 16 what can we learn from Israel’s grumbling? How important is taking a rest day? In Exodus 17 what can we learn from Israel’s grumbling? Why did God make them hold up Moses’ hands? In Exodus 18 how important was Jethro’s advice to Moses?
In Exodus 19 how important was it for Moses to get agreement from leaders? How important is it to respect that which is holy? In Exodus 20 can you name the Ten Commandments? They are also called the decalogue (ten words). Which ones show specific love to God and which to neighbor? What was the significance of building an altar of natural stones? In Exodus 21 what were the slave laws and personal injury laws? Slavery by kidnapping was forbidden. It was term-limited to pay off debts, and a penalty for civil and war crimes.
In Exodus 22 what were the personal property laws? Were they better than jail? What were laws of social responsibility? In Exodus 23 what were various laws of justice and mercy? Does not oppressing a foreigner relate to today? Would a land sabbath work today? How do the three festival seasons relate to Christian festivals? How important is an angel preparing the way for God’s plans? In Exodus 24 does the blood of the covenant relate to Christ?
In Exodus 25 how important is our heart in an offering? What three things did the ark contain? Were cherub statues idolatry? What did the bread picture? What could the seven lamps picture? In Exodus 26 what did the tabernacle picture? Were tapestries of cherubs idolatry? These instructions clarify the command against idolatry, that statues and pictures are only idols if they are bowed down to or served. In Exodus 27 what principles do we see about how our church buildings look?
In Exodus 28 why does God detail the priest’s garments? In Exodus 29 how was Aaron anointed for office? In Exodus 30 what do incense, atonement money, washing and anointing oil picture for Christians?In Exodus 31 what does being filled with the Holy Spirit give Bezalel? What does this say about limiting spiritual gifts to a particular list? Why is God so insistent about a day of rest? In Exodus 32 what is the significance of the golden calf? What does this say about pastoral leadership?