Being the Lord’s HAND (Home Available for Neighborhood Discipleship) and the Lord’s ARMS (Authentic Relational Missional Servants).
Also, an overview of the book of Exodus. Outline notes below.
I. Loose ends on the road to the promised land (Exodus 3.16-22)
A. Genesis contrasted with Exodus
1. Genesis is about man and death (it ends with Joseph’s coffin).
2. Exodus is about God and His work of redemption (ends with His glory).
B. Finishing up on chapter 3.
1. God is concerned about us (v. 16).
2. God will fulfill His promise to Abraham (v.17 & Genesis 15.13-21).
3. God knew the heart of Pharaoh (v. 19).
(a) It was inclined to be merciless and stubborn.
(b) God didn’t “harden” an otherwise gracious and tender person.
4. The women plundered the Egyptians! (v. 22).
C. The importance of Exodus.
1. Israel’s children are a type of we believers.
2. Their story is for our instruction (1 Corinthians 10.1-11).
II. An Outline of Exodus.
A. Three ‘Rs’ take us through the book of Exodus. .
(a) Preparation for deliverance (Exodus 1-4).
(b) The escape (Exodus 5-15).
(c) Provision (Exodus 15-18).
(a) Covenant (Exodus 19-20).
(b) Commandments (Exodus 20-23).
(c) Performance (Exodus 24-31).
(a) Rebellion (Exodus 32-33).
(b) Restoration (Exodus 34-35).
(c) Obedience (Exodus 35-40).
III. The Hebrews are a “type” of our fallen human species.
A. Enslaved in the world (in Egypt, under the wicked ruler).
B. God’s judgment is to be against the world.
C. God prepares a way for our exodus from sin and the world.
D. The wilderness wandering as we learn to break with the world.
E. The faith required for entry into the Promised Land.
IV. Two ‘Ds’ speak of God’s prophetic intentions in Exodus.
1. The Ante-type.
(a) The Passover.
(b) The pass through the Red Sea and the wilderness.
2. The fulfillment
(a) Christ our Passover (1 Corinthians 5.7).
(b) Baptized into newness of life.
1. The Ante-type
(a) The Law
(b) The Tabernacle.
2. The fulfillment
(a) Jesus is the fulfillment of the law (Matthew 5).
(b) Jesus is the fulfillment of the tabernacle; the “mercy seat” (Romans 3.25).
V. Finding Jesus in Exodus.
A. The burning bush (God’s grace in Christ).
B. The Passover Lamb
1. The lamb of God’s mercy.
2. The sacrificial lamb for sin.
C. The bread from heaven (John 6.31-33).
D. The water from the rock (1 Corinthians 10).
E. The tablets of the law (Broken and given again).
F. The mercy seat and the ark (Above).