Today we begin the journey of going through the book of Exodus. The second book of the bible, Exodus is God’s great act of delivering his people from bondage, gifting them his law, and inviting them into intimate fellowship with himself. Rescue, commission, communion.
The theme of Exodus is Redemption and Deliverance. The word “exodus” means departure. In God’s timing, the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt marked the end of a period of oppression for Abraham’s descendants (Genesis 15:13), and the beginning of the fulfillment of the covenant promise to Abraham that his descendants would not only live in the Promised Land, but would also multiply and become a great nation (Genesis 12:1-3, 7). The purpose of the book may be expressed as tracing the rapid growth of Jacob’s descendants from Egypt to the establishment of the nation in the Promised Land.
You are encouraged to read the entire book ahead of the Sunday sermon so the text is not foreign to you. Additionally, we will not be reading every verse but will need to summarize some passages.
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