Moses – Part 2: God’s Power

Moses – Part 2: God’s Power

Exodus 7:14-12:30

Series Memory Verse: “No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.” Joshua 1:5 (p.167)

“Let my people go so they can worship me in the wilderness…Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron during the night. ‘Get out!’ he ordered. ‘Leave my people—and take the rest of the Israelites with you! Go and worship the Lord as you have requested.’” Exodus 7:16b,12:31 (p.48, 53)

  • God’s Power Sets Me Free.  

“For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 (p.883)

  1. Make Jesus the leader of your life.

“For the LORD will pass through the land to strike down the Egyptians. But when he sees the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe, the LORD will pass over your home. He will not permit his death angel to enter your house and strike you down.” Exodus 12:23 (p.52)

“For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.” Romans 1:16 (p.857)

  1. Continually bring your sin to Jesus.

“The animal you select must be a one-year-old male, either a sheep or a goat, with no defects…They are to take some of the blood and smear it on the sides and top of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the animal.” Exodus 12:5,7 (p.52)

“But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” 1 John 1:9 (p.941)

  1. Remember through communion.

“But the blood on your doorposts will serve as a sign, marking the houses where you are staying. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. This plague of death will not touch you when I strike the land of Egypt.” Exodus 12:13 (p.52)

“And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, ‘Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many.’” Matthew 26:27–28 (p.757)

My Next Step This Week:

_____ I will live in the freedom God’s power gives me by living out application ____.


Small Group Questions

One Thing: God’s Power Sets Me Free.

Key Verse: No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.” Joshua 1:5 (p.167)
Bible References: Exodus 7:14-12:30 (p.48, 53)

CONVERSATION STARTER

// Is there a situation or time that you remember needing help and someone was able to help you? What did it feel like to need help and have someone there for you?  

HISTORICAL CONTEXT

Exodus 7:14-12:30 (p.48, 53). describes God sending ten “plagues” over Egypt. The original word used for plagues could also be translated as “signs.” God sent these plagues over Egypt to become signs pointing and directing people to God. All of these signs point the people to God as the one true God who is forever faithful and will not abandon His people or back down from human oppression. God oversees His people and addresses their needs all while giving everyone “signs” of who He is and giving invitations all along the way.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

// Read Exodus 12:23 (p.52). Make Jesus the leader of your life.  

  • Who would your friends/family say the leader of your life right now is?
  • How can you make Jesus the leader of your life? How can you help others make Jesus the leader of their lives?      

// Read 2 Corinthians 3:17 (p.883). This passage states that there is freedom in God’s Spirit.    

  • What is something you need God to free you from?
  • How can you seek the freedom found in God’s Spirit in your life? What does that look like for you?   

// Read Exodus 12:5, 7 (p.52). Continually bring your sin to Jesus.    

  • What in your life do you need to bring to Jesus?
  • How can you bring others to Jesus when they are in need?

// Read 1 John 1:9 (p.941). Jesus offers us new freedom through forgiveness from sin.

  • Have you ever needed to forgive someone? What did that feel like? 
  • What does it mean for God to forgive sin?

// Read Exodus 12:13 (p.52). Remember through communion.   

  • How can you remember God’s power through communion?
  • How is communion a sign of Jesus’ sacrifice?

NEXT STEP

My Next Step This Week: ___ I will live in the freedom God’s power gives me by living out application ___.

DIGGING DEEPER

As we think back over this series, what has been one habit that you have changed or eliminated recently? For this week’s digging deeper, think about a plan that can implement to help you not revert to an old habit and use this week’s verses as a guide to help you reflect on the direction God is taking you.

Read 2 Corinthians 3:17 (p.883). This passage explains that there is freedom found in God’s Spirit. As the writer of 2 Corinthians, Paul, states that God’s Spirit now dwells inside all followers of Jesus.  

Read Galatians 5:1 (p.893). Now that you have been set free, you need to be careful not to tie yourself to your old life and habits.

John 8:36 (p.817)     Ephesians 3:12 (p.896)      Psalm 119:45 (p.469)        Acts 13:38-39 (p.842)

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