Exodus Lesson 1



KEY VERSE: EXODUS 3:8 “And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey: unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.”

THEME: Redemption of God’s chosen people by the Blood.

DATE: Between 1,400-1,500 B.C.

WRITER: Moses: Leader and lawgiver of Hebrews. Name occurs more than 720 times. Peter, Paul, Jude, John, and Jesus, all refer to Moses.

WRITTEN: To give a historical record of God fulfilling His promise in getting the people back in the land, and give an example or type of God’s plan for deliverance for all.

THE BOOK: No. in Bible: 2nd of 66 books in Bible. No. of Chapters: 40. No. of Verses: 1,178. No. in order of Writing: 2nd of 5 Books of Moses (Pentateuch)

PURPOSE: 1. To show “the way out.” 2. To set forth the great truth of the whole Bible, the deliverance of man from the bondage and slavery to sin and the world.

DIVISIONS: 1. Bondage in Egypt (1:1-22). 2. Birth and preparation of Moses (2:1-25) 3. Call and surrender of Moses (3:1-4:31) 4. Conflict with Pharaoh (5:1-11:10) 5. The Passover (12:1-28) 6. The judgments of Egypt (12:29-33) 7. The journey to Sinai (12:34-19:2) 8. The Law given (19:3-24:18; 32:1-35:3) 9. The tabernacle and its meaning (25:1- 27; 31:1-11; 35:4-38:31; 39:32-40:38) 10. The priesthood and worship (28:1-30; 38; 39:1-31)

FACTS: Types in Exodus: 1. Moses is a type of Christ. 2. Egypt is a type of the world. 3. Pharaoh is a type of Satan. 4. Israel is a type of man in need of salvation. 5. Passover is a type of crucifixion. 6. Red sea is a type of baptism. Approximately seventy (70) people went in. By count, 600,000 men came out, not including women and children, totaling approximately two to three million. (Exodus 12:37-38)

OUTLINE: INTRODUCTION: The promise of Canaan to Abraham. (Genesis 15:13-16) The possession of Canaan by Moses.

I. DELIVERANCE AND SALVATION (Ch. 1-12) 1. The man of God selected (1-4) 2. The might of God seen (5-11) 3. The mind of God spoken (12)

II. DIFFERENCE AND SEPARATION (Ch. 13-18) 1. Complete separation “Not a hoof left” (13,14) 2. Conscientiousness of separation “Moses’ song” (15) 3. Contention about separation “Murmuring” (16:1-17:7) 4. Continued separation “Fighting Amalekites” (17:8-16) 5. Convinced separation “Jethro’s and Moses’ ” (18)

III. DEDICATION AND SANCTIFICATION (Ch. 19-23) 1. The foundation for it (19-23) 2. The focus of it (25-27:30-31) 3. The function of it (28-29) 4. The failure of it (32) 5. The fulfillment of it (33-40)

MISCELLANEOUS: BRIEF SUMMARY: 1. In bondage 2. The Passover 3. The Exodus 4. The law given (Exodus 20) 5. The Tabernacle built (35-40) THE TEN PLAGUES 1. Water turned to blood 2. Frogs cover the land 3. Lice everywhere 4. Flies swarm over the land 5. Moraine of cattle 6. Boils on man and beast 7. Hail from sky 8. Locust devour the land 9. Darkness prevails 10. Death of firstborn.

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