Monday, October 20, 2014

Exodus 11:1-15:21; Lesson 6

John's study this week:

MEMORY VERSE: “And the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it.” — Exodus 7:5 (NIV)

Content Sentences (10 – 15 summary sentences)

Exodus 11:1-15:21
Exodus 11
1. Exodus 11:1 – 10 The Lord tells Moses, ‘One more plague and Pharaoh will drive you out so the everyone to ask their neighbors for silver and gold and know that at midnight I will bring death to every fist born son of Egypt, and my people will be allowed to leave but Pharaoh’s heart will remain hardened.
2. Exodus 12:1 – 12 The Lord tells Moses and Aaron that He will start a new tradition that on the 10th day of this month the Hebrews are to take a year old lamb without defect, then on the 14th day slaughter them at twilight, then taking their blood mark the doorframes of your houses where you will eat, then roast and eat the lamb along with bitter herbs and bread made without yeast, leave nothing; it is the Lord’s Passover.
3. Exodus 12:13 – 20 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, so no destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
4. Exodus 12:21 – 32  Moses summoned the elders of Israel and gives instructions on what to do with the Passover meal and what will happen with the plague until the 1st born died.
5. Exodus 12:33 – 42 The Israelites, some 600,000 men plus women and children, did as the Lord commanded, taking both their own possessions and livestock plus plunder from the Egyptians as well as many other people, leaving Egypt 430 years to the day of living in Egypt and the Lord kept vigil over them that night.
6. Exodus 12:43 – 51 The Lord outlines restrictions of the Passover celebration, to which the Israelites did as the Lord commanded and on that day the Lord brought them out of the land of Egypt.
7. Exodus 13:1 – 3 The Lord said to Moses, “Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal.”  Then Moses said to the people, “Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the Lord brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast. 
8. Exodus 13:4 – 16 Moses explains the celebration of redemption and what the Lord promises to the faithful; and that as a people, they were to give over the first offspring of every womb, both human and animal, and, that every male is to be circumcised.
9. Exodus 13:17 – 22 God lead Moses (taking with them the bones of Joseph) and the Israelites around the Philistine country by the desert road toward the Red Sea, now prepared for battle, leading them by a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light.
10. Exodus 14: 1 – 12 The Lord sets up the final ‘fight’ with Pharaoh by having the Israelites camp by the sea near Pi Hahiroth, opposite Baal Zephon, so when Pharaoh approached with his chariots and army the Israelites cried out to the Lord as they were terrified and cried out to Moses in despair that they might all die in the desert.
11. Exodus 14:13: 18 Moses answers the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord for He will fight for you; you need only be still.” and the Lord told them to move on with Moses stretching out his staff over the sea to divide the water for the Israelites and the Egyptians will know the He is the Lord and He will gain glory through the next actions.
12. Exodus 14:19 – 28 Interestingly, the angel of the Lord changed positions to being behind the Israelites to protect them, so through the night Moses, staff in hand, and the Lord driving back the sea turning the Red Sea into dry land for the Israeli’s to pass through, but the Egyptians pursued them until the Lord commanded Moses to stretch out his hand (from the far side) over the water and the Lord had the water flow over the Egyptians leaving no survivors.
13 Exodus 14:29 – 31 That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore and the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.
14. Exodus 15:1 – 21 Moses and the Israelites sang a song to the Lord proclaiming God exalted, and praising him for deliverance telling the story of the saving grace of God, and Miriam and the women danced sang praises to God.

Divisions (major divisions of the passage: 2 – 4)

1. Exodus 11 God declares and prepares His people for the final plague on Egypt, the death of first born.

Application: When has God told you to go, but you hesitated until he compels you to move?


2. Exodus 12 God institutes the Passover and the final plague passes over Egypt

Application: God gives direction. Do you heed such?


3. Exodus 13 God prepares Israel for its imminent departure out of Egypt

Application: What assurance do you draw from God’s word today about His plan and protection for you?


4. Exodus 14 – 15:21 God protects His people and vanquishes His enemy in a plan to bring the Israelites into belief that God is God, and that His actions always bring Him glory.

Application: What do you have to sing and dance about as God protects or delivers you daily?


Subject Sentence (ten words or less)

God’s prepares, directs and protects His people for deliverance. 


AIM (One principle teaching point from the passage)

To cause the audience to see (TCTATS) that following God’s commands yields His protection, favor and deliverance to His people.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Exodus 6:28-10:29; Lesson 5

Chuck's Study this week:

Homiletics                                         Study of Life of Moses
Lesson     5                                              Passage Exodus 6:28-10:29
Content (List of Topics or Events)
Remarkable plan to know mighty power of God (YHWH)  (Exodus 6:28-7:6)
a. God instructs Moses to tell everything I tell you with Moses pushback (6:28-29)
b. Made you like a god to Pharaoh Moses (7:1-2)
c. Pharaoh hardened; he won’t listen to you . (3-4)
d. God will bring out Israelites and Egyptians will know YHWH is God (5)
e. Moses and Aaron did as God directed (6-7)

Mighty acts of God demonstrated to Pharaoh; they are replicated and Pharaoh’s  refusal to listen to God (Exodus 7:8-8:15)
a. Miracle of staff to snake; replicated with demonstration of God’s superiority  (7:8-13)
b. Plague of Nile to Blood; magician replicated with refusal to listen (7:14-24)

Pharaoh sees ramifications of hard heart with ever increasing destructive plagues and expanding knowledge that God is God (Exodus 8:16-10:29)
a. Gnats bring magician acknowledgment “finger of God” (8:16-19)
b.  Files bring Pharaoh acknowledgment and bargaining with God (8:20-32)
c. Livestock taking belongings away (9:1-7)
d. Boils taking health away (9:8-12)
e. Hail and Locust taking wealth; bargaining with God.
f. Darkness and insult on who Pharaoh is as a “god”
Divisions (Main Blocks of Thought)
Division
Scripture
Remarkable plan to know mighty power of God (YHWH)
 Exodus 6:28-7:6
Mighty acts of God demonstrated to Pharaoh; they are replicated and Pharaoh’s  refusal to listen to God
 Exodus 7:8-8:15
Pharaoh sees ramifications of hard heart with ever increasing destructive plagues and expanding knowledge that God is God
 Exodus 8:16-10:29


Subject Sentence (Summarizes the contents of the Divisions – No more than 10 words)
Miracles and plagues bring realization without acceptance of God’s will
Aim (Main Teaching Point of the Passage)
To learn that God demands faithful followers that will be used to tell the wonders of our mighty God
Specific Application Questions
1.
In what ways do you listen and follow God’s leading?
2.
Are you trying to discount the power of God in your life?
3.
What decisions are you making that is bringing destruction to yourself and those around you?
4.

Principles to Remember
1.
God can show Himself through you.
2.
Self reliance doesn’t discount dependence on God in all things
3.
The focus of our heart can bring eternal destruction
4.



Sunday, October 5, 2014

Exodus 5:1 - 6:27; Lesson 4

John's Study this week:

MEMORY VERSE: “And whoever wants to be first must be your slave — just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” — Matthew 20:27-28 (NIV84)

Content Sentences (10 – 15 summary sentences)

Exodus 5:1 – 6:27
1. Exodus 5:1 - 2 Moses and Aaron go to Pharaoh and said, The Lord says let my people go! But Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go.”
2. Exodus 5:3 – 5 Moses and Aaron said that the God of the Hebrews has met with us. Now let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God, Pharaoh said, why are you taking the people away from their labor? Get back to your work!”
3. Exodus 5:6 – 13 Pharaoh then gives orders that the people are to make brick without straw, but no quota will be reduced, so the slave drivers obeys telling the people to do such in obedience so they scoured the land for any stubble to use, but still fell behind.
4. Exodus 5:14 - 19 Pharaoh’s slave drivers beat the Israelite overseers demanding, “Why haven’t you met your quota of bricks yesterday or today, as before?” to which the Israelite overseers appealed to Pharaoh, who rebuffed them as lazy.
5. Exodus 5:19 – 21 When the Israelite overseers left Pharaoh, they found Moses and Aaron waiting to meet them, and they said, “May the Lord look on you and judge you! You have made us obnoxious to Pharaoh and his officials and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.”
6. Exodus 5:22 - 23 Moses returned to the Lord and erroneously said, “Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me? Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble on this people, and you have not rescued your people at all.”
Exodus 6:1 – 27
7. Exodus 6:1 – 3 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go; because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country.”
And God also said, “I am the Lord and I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the Lord I did not make myself fully known to them. 
8. Exodus 6:4 – 5 God also stated the He established a covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they resided as foreigners and that he has heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant.
9. Exodus 6:6 – 8 God tells Moses to tell the Israelites:
·        I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. 
·        I will free you from being slaves to them, and
·        I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. 
·        I will take you as my own people, and
·        I will be your God. Then you will know that
·        I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. And bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. 
·        I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.’”
10. Exodus 6:9 - 12 Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor, so the Lord said to Moses, “Go, tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country.” but Moses said to the Lord, “If the Israelites will not listen to me, why would Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with faltering lips? Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron about the Israelites and Pharaoh, and he commanded them to bring the Israelites out of Egypt.
11. Exodus 6:14 - 25 Moses then describes the families and their lineage
12. Exodus 6:26 – 27 God tells Moses and Aaron  to bring the Israelites out of Egypt by their family divisions.

Divisions (major divisions of the passage: 2 – 4)

Exodus 5:1 - 14 Pharaoh hears Moses, but responds with a command making things worse for the Israelites

Application: How can we face rejection yet remain true to God’s commands?

Exodus 5:15 - 23 Pharaoh rebukes the slave drivers and leaders of Israel making matters worse.

Application: We may not see God’s ultimate plans for us, but by faith and frank conversation with God, we can persevere through.

Exodus 6:1 – 14 God comforts Moses through reminding Moses of His covenant and His seven “I wills.”

Application: Can you recall a time where God brought up his past performance in keeping His promises to you?

Exodus 6:15 – 27 God reminds us of his faithfulness through the genealogies of Jacob’s first three children: Reuben, Simeon and Levi.

Application: Remember from where your heritage comes from.

Subject Sentence (ten words or less)

God’s promises and assurances to Moses over rides Pharaoh’s burdens.


AIM (One principle teaching point from the passage)

To cause the audience to see (TCTATS) that God is faithful through generations and Hid promises will never be broken.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Exodus 3 - 4; Lesson 3

Chuck's Study this week:

Homiletics                                                                            Study of Life of Moses
Lesson     3                                                                              Passage Exodus 3-4
Content (List of Topics or Events)
Moses meets God on Mount Horeb and receives instruction to bring Israelites out of Egypt (Exodus 3:1-22)
a. Moses meets God “I am” in burning bush that is not consumed (1-6)
b. God tells of Moses mission to answer cry heard by God (7-10)
c. Moses asks “who am I” with the “I am” instruction to go with elders to pharaoh. (11-22)
Moses excuse response with God’s miracles. (Exodus 4:1-17)
a. First Excuse/response – What if they don’t believe me? (1-9)
God’s Miracles: Staff/Snake, leprous/clean hand, water/blood
b. Not Eloquent -
God’s words, brother Aaron (10-17)

Moses and Family return to Egypt (Exodus 4:18-31)
a. Moses asks Jethro for approval to return to Egypt (18)
b.  God instructs Moses to go back to Egypt and repeats instruction (19-23)
c. God anger against Moses regarding son’s circumcision (24-26)
d. Moses meeting Aaron and Elders and telling about the Lord (27-31)


Divisions (Main Blocks of Thought)
Division
Scripture
Moses meets God on Mount Horeb and receives instruction to bring Israelites out of Egypt
Exodus 3:1-22
Moses excuse response with God’s miracles.
Exodus 4:1-17
Moses and Family return to Egypt
Exodus 4:18-31


Subject Sentence (Summarizes the contents of the Divisions – No more than 10 words)
Moses meets God, receives instruction, challenged and returns to Egypt
Aim (Main Teaching Point of the Passage)
To learn that God is a holy God asking His own to a life of service to him.  Those who follow God’s  direction will receive blessings and support as He walks along side of us in ministry.
Specific Application Questions
1.
How have you met God; what ways do you worship Him as Holy?
2.
What excuses to do bring to God for service; what specific ways has He equipped you?
3.
What thing have you left undone that needs to be handled so that you can be of service?
4.

Principles to Remember
1.
God is holy and He wants our worship and service.
2.
God equips us for His service
3.
Going for God requires complete commitment.
4.



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Exodus 2:11 - 25; Lesson 2

Chuck's Study this week:

Lesson     2


Passage Exodus 2:11-25

Content (List of Topics or Events)
Moses sees and reacts to Israelite hard labor and kills Egyptian and flees. (Exodus 1:11-15a)
a. Moses identifies and goes out to own people and tries to help; killing Egyptian (11-12)
b. His own people respond bringing fear (13-14)
c. Pharaoh hears and tries to kill Moses as Moses flees (14-15a)
Moses rescues Reuel’s daughters at well and is rewarded with wife and son (Exodus 2:15b-22)
a. Moses arrives in Midian and sits at well (15b)
b. Reuel, a priest of Midian, daughters are helped water flock by Moses. (16-18)
c. Moses is invited home and given daughter Zipporah; blessed with son (19-22)
Israelites groan and cry out to God for help; God hears, remembers, see and is concerned (Exodus 2:23-25)
a. King dies in Egypt; Israelites  in slavery cried out to God (23)
b.  God hears cries, remembers covenant, sees them and is concerned (24-25)


Divisions (Main Blocks of Thought)
Division
Scripture
Moses sees and reacts to Israelite hard labor and kills Egyptian and flees.
Exodus 1:11-15a
Moses rescues Reuel’s daughters at well and is rewarded with wife and son
Exodus 2:15b-22
Israelites groan and cry out to God for help; God hears, remembers, see and is concerned
Exodus 2:23-25


Subject Sentence (Summarizes the contents of the Divisions – No more than 10 words)
Moses reaction separates, Median assistance brings family, God’s concerned awareness
Aim (Main Teaching Point of the Passage)
To learn that all things work together for good to those who love God.  God can use our life experiences to His glory; He listens, He is faithful to His promises, He sees and is concerned for His own.
Specific Application Questions
1.
How have you responded inappropriately to a life situation?
2.
Where have you been lead to help others and seen something good happen? How did that feel?
3.
Where do you cry out for help and in what ways do you see God’s hand at work?
4.

Principles to Remember
1.
God waits us to identify with Him and reflect Him in all of life circumstances.
2.
Blessings come with service to others.
3.
God hears our cries.
4.



Monday, September 8, 2014

Welcome to the Life of Moses Study

Great things are happening in the spread of the Gospel message to the world. God's economy never diminishes in value. We hope that you will enjoy this year's study as much as we do! This year's study of the Life of Moses promises to keep us in the Word most every day during the week.

If you are not in a BSF class, look on https://www.bsfinternational.org/ Classes always find room.

Regards,
Chuck and John

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Matthew 25; Lesson 25

Chuck's study this week:

Lesson    25

Passage Matthew 25


Content (List of Topics or Events)
Virgin Parable Keep Watch and be prepared   (Matthew 25:1-13)
a. Circumstance – Bridegroom long time in coming (1-5)
b. Call – Bridegroom arrives (6)
c. Conclusion – Not all virgins we prepared for journey and those that weren’t were shut out (7-13)
Bags of Gold Parable – Use talents or loose (Matthew 25:14-30)
a. Talents (bags of gold) given with actions taken (14-18)
b. Master review of the good and faithful servants actions with blessing (19-23)
c. Master review of excuse for inaction by wicked and lazy servant with punishment (24-30)

King separating sheep & goat Parable – We are judged based on compassionate demonstrated faith in action for the Father (Matthew 25:31-46)
a.  Separation of people; one from another like sheep & goats (31-33)
b. Righteous identified for their action for master and blessed (34-40)
c. Unrighteous  identified for Not doing the will of the Father and given eternal punishment (41-46)
Divisions (Main Blocks of Thought)
Division
Scripture
Virgin Parable Keep Watch and be prepared
Matthew 25:1-13
Bags of Gold Parable – Use talents or loose
Matthew 25:14-30
King separating sheep & goat Parable – We are judged based on compassionate demonstrated faith in action for the Father
Matthew 25:31-46
Subject Sentence (Summarizes the contents of the Divisions – No more than 10 words)
Virgin, gold, judgment parables illustrate preparation, investment, action for Father
Aim (Main Teaching Point of the Passage)
To learn that Jesus is coming back and that we must be ready, work diligently with talents we have and reflect the will of the Father in all we are.
Specific Application Questions

1.       How are you preparing for the Master’s return; is there something you need to do now?

2.       In what ways are you investing your talents so that it brings a heavenly return?

3.       Where specifically can you be more reflective of the will of the Father?
Principles to Remember

The Lord will return when we don’t expect it; we need to be in daily preparation so we aren’t locked out of the blessings.

We are asked to bring a harvest and a return to God based upon what He as given us; blessings are ours.

We will be judged by what we do for the Kingdom; we are God’s hands and feet of blessing