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Delivered – Week 3: God Delivers

Delivered – Week 3: God Delivers

God delivers his people – both physically and spiritually

1.The Ten plagues battle is a cosmic battle for the hearts of God’s people and for the Egyptians as well.

  • Two representatives – Pharaoh and Moses –no! God and the devil
  • False Gods –visual
  • We wrestle not against flesh and blood –Ephesians 6:10—
  • Idols are actually a worship of demons 1 Corinthians 10:20
  • Notice the progression in the plagues – God gets louder and louder

John 6:29–32 (NIV)

2.The Plagues were about saving God’s people internally as much as externally.

  • These people were slaves to the idols of the Egyptians too –false Gods
  • Many had forgotten who they were
  • The journey later would reveal their hearts –back to a false God
  • But the Jews in many ways are just like the Egyptians—Moses’ interaction with them before he left –threatened when he had saved a Jew
  • Later the Jews proved that you can take the Jews out of Egypt but it’s harder to take Egypt out of the Jews

3.The Ten Plagues were a message to the whole world.

  • 6 Times so that you will know
  • Israel’s God is God –So the whole world will know – He wants to save
  • The plagues became more and more dire – the water—the animals –finally the people

Genesis 12:1–3 (NIV)
Exodus 8:10 (NIV)

4.God hardened Pharaoh’s heart –free will versus God’s sovereign choices God did not choose Pharaohs salvation –but because he chose against God.

  • Exodus 4:21–23 (NIV)
  • Exodus 9:16 (NIV)
  • Romans 1:24 (NIV)
  • Romans 8:29–30 (NIV)
  • 2 Peter 3:9 (NIV)

5.The final plague reveals God’s perspective – Everyone needs a Savior – a Passover lamb. God delivers – 

The First Plague where the Jews participated – they had a part to play
God gives even the Egyptians time – increasing magnitude of the plagues –God gave the message about how He was going to save and people had a choice

It required obedience.

A. All are guilty
B. God will take a sacrifice in our stead –blood –life for sin
C. We must obey –accept His method of saving
D. The Lamb – the dinner –readiness –the journey begins

Deuteronomy 9:6 (NIV)
John 1:29 (NIV)
1 Corinthians 5:6–8 (NIV)

6.Remembering what God has done for us effects our Journey (and the journey of others)

Exodus 13:9–10 (NIV)
Exodus 10:1–2 (NIV)

For discussion with your small group, family and friends.

Passages: Exodus 7-12

Sermon Reflection – Share an insight you gained from the sermon you heard.

Questions to discuss:
Look over Exodus 7-11. What stands out to you about the progression of what is happening in Egypt? A) What do you see about who God is?
Moses and Aaron have a role to play in what God is doing. What would be challenging to be in their position? A) What do you learn from their example?

How does what you see in Exodus encourage you in the hard things in your walk of following Jesus?

The plagues demonstrate God’s presence and power and deal with different false gods and beliefs. What have been things that have shown you God’s presence, power and authority? A) What false belief or idol is God working out of your life?

Read Exodus 12:1-12, 21-32. What do you see about God and his relationship with his people in this passage?

As you think through areas in your life that need deliverance, or people in your life that need to know the Deliverer – Jesus? What is your part in the process? What is God’s part? A) What is your next step in whatever God is saying to you?

Next week: Delivered! God Leads
Passages: Exodus 13-15 Check out: Exodus with Joe Boyd on Right Now Media

 

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