Mac: One Anothers and The Song of Moses

A discussion of two of the “one anothers” of the New Testament and of Exodus 15, “The Song of Moses.”

Outline notes are below.


Part 1: Nature and Purpose of the Church.

I. Greek Allelon (al-lay’-lon) means “one another.”

A.    Suggests mutuality.

B.    Used 50-60 times in various contexts relative to our life together.

C.    Jesus used it when he commanded love among the disciples in John 13.34-35.

D.    Here are two examples:

II. Bear one another’s Burdens.

A.    Sins (Galatians 6.2).

B.    Sorrows (Romans 12.15).

III. Pray for one another (James 5.16; 1 Thessalonians 5.25 – Brethren, pray for us).

A.    2 Corinthians 1.11 – Help us by prayer…

B.    Colossians 4.3 – pray for an open door for the word…

C.    2 Thessalonians 3.1-3 – that the word may spread and be honored…

Part 2: The Song of Moses (Exodus 15).

I. The birth of the Jewish nation.

A.    Compare to the birth of a baby.

1.     The pain of labor and the burden of slavery.

2.     The “water breaking” and the parting of the sea.

3.     The birth of the baby and the deliverance of the people.

4.     The rejoicing at the birth and the song of joy (song of Moses).

B.    Once a baby (a nation) is born it grows under the parent’s supervision.

1.     There is a purpose for the wilderness experience of the Hebrews.

2.      God often takes us through “trust building” experiences.

II. Singing TO the Lord.

A.    Songs in scripture.

1.     This is the first song mentioned in scripture.

(a)  Chronologically, there was music in heaven before the earth was created.

(b)  Music within the trinity?

2.     References to the Song of Moses.

(a)  Revelation 15.3. The last song mentioned in Scripture.

(b)  Psalm 118.14-24. Song of deliverance from Babylon’s captivity.

(c)   Isaiah. 12.2. Song of the millennium.

B.    Themes of the song.

1.     God’s supremacy.

(a)  The Lord has triumphed.

(b)  The Lord will reign.

2.     There are three sections that elaborate on these themes.

(a)  Verse 2-5. God’s power over the Egyptians.

(b)  Verse 6-10. God’s power over nature.

(c)  Verse 11-17. God’s power over the nations.

III. The character of God.

A.    Metaphorical terms to describe God.

1.     Personifications.

(a)  Lord is my strength.

(b)  Lord is my song.

(c)  Lord is my salvation.

(d)  Warrior.

2.     Anthropomorphism.

(a)  Nostrils.

(b)  Hand.

IV. The intentions of the enemy (v. 9).

A.    I will pursue you.

B.    I will overtake you.

C.    I will take what’s yours.

D.    I will be satisfied at your expense.

E.     I will destroy you.

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