Presentation on theme: "Exodus & Sinai While waiting for this study to begin, please read Exodus chapters 19, 32 and 33."— Presentation transcript:
Exodus & Sinai While waiting for this study to begin, please read Exodus chapters 19, 32 and 33.
Shema Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord alone. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your might. Love your neighbor as yourself. Amen. Recited each morning and evening as a declaration of loyalty to Gods covenant.
Culture of the Eyes Beautiful lush land Almost unlimited resources Enormous architecture But they were slaves
Culture of the Ears Out in the desert – you can Hear God Struggle everyday, but they are free It took God 1 night to get the Israelites out of Egypt It took 40 years to get Egypt out of the Israelites
Marriage Ceremony Segula – Most important thing in the world for you Mikvah – ceremonial cleansing Huppah – canopy Ketubah – wedding vows Symbol – wedding band
Sinai Marriage Ceremony Segula – Gods people – Exodus 19:5 Huppah – Gods presence – Exodus 19:9 Mikvah – prepare to meet God – Exodus 19:14-15 Ketubah – 10 Words (Commandments) – 2 identical copies Wedding Band – Sabbath – Exodus 31:13 Gods love language – obeying his commands
Israelite Unfaithfulness Israelites unfaithful at their wedding – Exodus 32 Used human wedding symbols to make the golden calf – Exodus 32:2-3 Moses used the test of the unfaithful wife – Exodus 32:20 Levites killed 3,000 people that day God wants to send his bride away – Exodus 33:3 Moses pleads and Gods love returns – Ex. 33:17
Discussion Questions Is our culture one of eyes or ears? In what ways are we slaves to our culture? What is your segula? Your most important thing? Does knowing what your segula is, change the way that you live?