An enslaved people in a foreign land, a paranoid dictator, an unlikely hero. Fire, water, thunder, and lightning! The book of Exodus has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster. But all of this drama is wasted if we miss the message it’s trying to communicate. This story is not primarily about Moses or Pharaoh, a burning bush or a parted sea. It’s about God. The LORD (Yahweh) is his name, and this is how he makes himself known.
Exodus is a story of God’s revelation and redemption—and the two are inseparable. For it’s through God’s redemptive acts that he reveals himself. And it’s only by coming to know God—his power and goodness, his law and presence—that people can be truly redeemed. Join us for this 16-week sermon series as we study the book of Exodus and learn how to respond to God’s revelation and redemption.
“I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment. I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the Lord your God” (Ex. 6:6-7)
As usual, we’d like to recommend a few ways you can prepare for the upcoming sermon series and make sure you get the most out of it. One great thing to do is read an introduction or summary of Exodus, getting oriented to the book as a whole before we dive into individual passages. Many bibles have a short introduction before each book, and a study bible or commentary will offer even more info. If you don’t have any of these resources, many of them are available in the church library.
Another option is to watch the Bible Project videos on YouTube. There’s an overview of the book of Exodus, as well as videos that focus on key biblical themes found in Exodus like “holiness” or “covenants.”
We’re also offering a class during the first fall block that ties into our Exodus series. Each week, the class will explore a crucial biblical theme with roots in Exodus. This would be a great way to enrich your understanding of not only Exodus but all of Scripture. The class will be taught by several different pastors and staff during the 10:45 service.
Finally, it’s always a good idea to read the sermon passage ahead of time. This could be especially helpful when we’re studying some of the longer texts in Exodus. Below you’ll find the schedule of preaching passages for the series. May the Lord bless you with greater knowledge of himself as you study his Word!
Aug. 11 - Ex. 1:1-2:25
Aug. 18 - Ex. 3:1-22
Aug. 25 - Ex. 4:1-31
Sept. 1 - Ex. 5:1-7:7
Sept. 8 - Ex. 7:8-10:29
Sept. 15 - Ex. 11:1-13:22
Sept. 22 - Ex. 14:1-15:21
Sept. 29 - Ex. 15:22-17:16
Oct. 6 - Ex. 18:1-27
Oct. 13 - Ex. 19:1-25
Oct. 20 - Ex. 20:1-21
Oct. 27 - Ex. 20:22-23:33
Nov. 3 - Ex. 24:1-18
Nov. 10 - Ex. 32:1-35
Nov. 17 - Ex. 33:1-34:35
Nov. 24 - Ex. 24:15-31:18; 35:1-40:38