A Savior and Defender | Exodus 2:1-10
Sermon Recap & Discussion Questions
God developed Moses as a person to teach his people who Jesus Christ would be.
A. Fully Human:
As a real person like the people he was sent to rescue, Moses could feel their pain and identify with their needs, just as Jesus can empathize with us (Cf. Heb. 4:15)
B. Miraculously Preserved:
Despite the devil’s best efforts to halt our redemption by killing Jesus and Moses soon after their birth (Cf. Mt. 2:15), God extraordinarily preserved them, and prepared them to become sympathetic shepherds.
God gave Moses a specific work to do in his redemptive plan.
A. Purpose of the Big Story:
This, along with every other story of deliverance in the Bible, was intended to point to an infinitely greater meta-narrative—our redemption from every vestige of sin by Christ.
B. Purpose of the Little Story:
Not only do we see in Moses’s earthly work what Christ did and does cosmically for us, we encounter the faithfulness of God who reminds his people throughout the Old Testament that the Exodus provides indisputable evidence that he fulfills his promises.
- Read Luke 24:27. How does this further prove that the entire Bible, even the Old Testament, points us to Jesus?
- How might this change the way you read, understand, and apply Old Testament narratives?
- What assurance and confidence can you find in in God in seeing how each of the smaller stories in the Bible (and even in your personal life) fit into God’s greater story of redeeming all things to himself?
- Is there another Old Testament narrative you can think of that points to Jesus? How does reading it this way change the way it applies to you?
- Is there anything in specific going on in your life currently that causes you to question God’s plan and even lose hope? How does his faithfulness demonstrated from beginning to end of scripture restore your hope that he is “working all things for the good of those who love him”? What promise from scripture can you claim during this time?