Sunday, November 2, 2014

Exodus 19 - 20; Lesson 8

MEMORY VERSE: “The Lord said to Moses, ‘I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, “At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.’ ’ ” - Exodus 16:11-12 (NIV)

Content Sentences (10 – 15 summary sentences)

Exodus 19
1. Exodus 19:1 - 6 On the first day of the third month after leaving Egypt Moses went the mountain to meet with God, and the Lord called to Moses, “This is what you are to say to the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself so obey me and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession and I will make you a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’
2. Exodus 19:7 - 8 So Moses went back to tell the elders of the people and the people responded that they would do everything God said and Moses brought their answer back to the Lord.
3. Exodus 19:9 – 15 Then the Lord told Moses that He would appear before the people as a cloud and the people will hear us and trust Moses so the Lord did so and told Moses to consecrate the people and tell them not to approach the mountain, but clean themselves and abstain from sex.
4. Exodus 19:16 – 23 On the morning of the third day, Moses led the people to the mountain to meet with God and as Moses spoke, the voice of God answered him telling to warn the people that even the priests must be consecrated or the Lord will punish the, and put limits around the mountain to set it apart as holy.
5. Exodus 19:24 – 25 The Lord to Moses to bring Aaron up on to the mountain, but that the priests and people must not or God will be angry.
Exodus 20
6. Exodus 20:1 – 12 And God gave the people the Ten Commandments saying: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
7. Exodus 20:13 – 17 “You shall have no other gods before me nor will you make an image of me nor worship them; You shall not take the Lord’s name in vain; remember the Sabbath; Honor your Mom and Dad; “You shall not murder”; “You shall not commit adultery; ”You shall not steal.” Nor give false testimony against your neighbor; nor covet your neighbors things, nor wife servant, or other belongings.
8. Exodus 20:18 – 21 the people are afraid of God but Moses says not to be afraid but that God has come to test them so that the fear of God will keep everyone from sinning, which caused the people to remain at a distance while Moses approached where God was.
9. Exodus 20:22 – 23 The lord to Moses to tell the people not to make any gods to be alongside him nor make gods of silver or gold.
10. Exodus 20:24 – 24 The Lord said, “‘Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle”
11. Exodus 20:25 - 25 If you make an altar of stones for me, keep it simple for you will defile it if you enhance it with chisel, and do not build my altar on the top of steps, or your private parts may be exposed.’

Divisions (major divisions of the passage: 2 – 4)

1. Exodus 19:1 - 15 God brings the Israelites to Mt Sinai and commands them how to consecrate themselves for ceremonial purity.

Application: How are you preparing yourself when approaching God?

2. Exodus 19:16 - 25 Moses and God meet on the mountain sending Moses back to the Israelites with a warning about respecting His holiness.  

Application: How do you respect God’s holiness and righteousness?

3. Exodus 20 God gives the Israelites His Ten Commandments.

Application: Which of God’s commandments comes to mind first and which last? Why?

Subject Sentence (ten words or less)

God demands fear and reverence to live by His commandments.

AIM (One principle teaching point from the passage)

To cause the audience to see (TCTATS) that God’s Ten Commandments are organized into two groups: The first four focus on our conduct toward God, and the next six on our conduct toward one another.

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