Exodus 22:16-23:9

Sermon Outline:

  1. The Wages of Sin is Death
  2. Justice and Compassion for the Vulnerable
  3. While we were yet enemies
  4. You Have been set apart for God

Family Discussion Questions:

  • Why does being in the New Covenant of Jesus change how God's people deal with sin?
  • Does this mean that sin is less serious?
  • What are the vulnerable groups that the Lord warns His people to not take advantage of?
  • What are the reasons He gives for them to be compassionate toward those people?
  • What are the vulnerable groups in your community?
  • Have you ever felt pressure to side with the majority?
  • How did Jesus respond to our needs while we were enemies of His?
  • What does it mean to be holy or set apart for God?
  • How did God guard the dignity of young women?
  • How did the giving of firsts help Israel to remember that God had rescued them from Egypt and treated them like His firstborn son?
  • What did God do for us so that we could share in Jesus' inheritance as God's Firstborn Son?
  • How do the commands given to Israel flow from the truth that their Heavenly Father is both compassionate and holy?