Exodus 1:1-7
This Covenant-Keeping Holy God Rescues His Beloved To Dwell With Him

Sermon Outline:

  1. God is a Covenant God with a Steadfast Love
  2. God is a Holy God
  3. God Makes a Way to Dwell with a Sinful People in Holiness

Discussion Questions:

  • What do we mean when we say that God is a Covenant God?  
  • Why should we be grateful to hear that He is a covenant God?
  • Which covenant promises had God already fulfilled before rescuing His people from Egypt, and why would this be important for His people to hear?
  • God will display His holiness and might as He judges the people of Egypt for their harshness with God's "son".  Why should hearing of God's holiness be a comfort to us?  Why should hearing of God's holiness instil great fear in us?
  • Exodus is the history of God rescuing His people from the slavery an oppressive ruler.  What is the greater slavery that God would rescue His people from?
  • God did not simply rescue His people from slavery to be free agents, for what purpose would He rescue His people?
  • At the end of the book will stand the tabernacle - the place with intricate details, beauty, and blood sacrifice - designed so that a Holy God could dwell with a sinful people.  John 1:14 says this, "And the Word became flesh and dwelt [literally tabernacled] among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." How did Jesus accomplish in full what the Exodus accomplished in part?
  • What is the evidence that God has rescued us from bondage to a cruel master?
  • What is the evidence that God has made a way for us to dwell with him in holiness?
  • How do we embrace the glorious truth that God has rescued us for fellowship with Him?
  • Our covenant God has made us promises that we have not yet seen fulfilled.  What are some of those promises, and how would looking at the cross give us confidence He'll keep those promises as well?