Presentation on theme: "God is creating the nation"— Presentation transcript:
1 God is creating the nation 2God is creating the nationHe does this by first obtaining a people…He will then select a leader to guide them to the land.
2 People Scene 3 The Multiplication of People Exodus 1:7 The Book of ExodusThe Multiplication of People Exodus 1:7The Egyptians try to eliminate the Jewish Problem Exodus 1:8-20They used oppression and infanticide, but nothing worked God was at work!
3 Leader - Moses (Exodus 2-4) Scene 4Leader - Moses (Exodus 2-4)God is going to provide Israel with a Leader Exodus 2:5-10 (Moses is raised in Pharaoh’s house.)How did God provide initial training for Moses?
4 God was training His leader and using a pagan nation to do so. 4God was training His leader and using a pagan nation to do so.His education included: athletics, art, writing, music, geometry, literature, law, astronomy, medicine, and philosophy.He could have chosen a career in: official life, literary life, or the life of a soldier.
5 4Moses tries to take leadership but it is not in God’s timing. Exodus 2:11-15Compare with Acts 7:23-29: “Now when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren. And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended and avenged him who was oppressed, and struck down the Egyptian. For he supposed that his brethren would have understood that God would deliver them by his hand, but they did not understand.And the next day he appeared to two of them as they were fighting, and tried to reconcile them, saying, ‘Men, you are brethren; why do you wrong one another?’ But he who did his neighbor wrong pushed him away, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? Do you want to kill me as you did the Egyptian yesterday?’ Then, at this saying, Moses fled and became a dweller in the land of Midian, where he had two sons.
6 God appears to Moses 40 years later. Exodus 2:11-15God is going to deliver His people, but He must have a man who will cooperate, who will rule for God.Exodus 3:10
7 Moses was a reluctant leader 4Moses was a reluctant leader“Who am I?” – Exodus 3:11-12“What shall I say?” – Exodus 3:13-14“They will not believe.” – Exodus 4:1-2“I am not eloquent.” – Exodus 4:10-14
8 Consider God’s training program for Moses. 4God’s Plan for MosesConsider God’s training program for Moses.God’s Preparation for Leadership of Israel: years as a dignitary in Egypt years as a desert shepherd in Midian years as a deliverer of Israel
9 Scene 5 Deliverance from Egypt Exodus 5-15 (Redemption) God told Abraham they would be in Egypt for 400 years and then come back into the promise land Genesis 15:13The beginning of the process
10 Pharaoh afflicts the Israelites. Exodus 1:8-17Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. And he said to his people, "Look, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we; come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and it happen, in the event of war, that they also join our enemies and fight against us, and so go up out of the land." Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh supply cities, Pithom and Raamses.
11 Pharaoh afflicts the Israelites. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were in dread of the children of Israel. So the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with rigor. And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage--in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of service in the field. All their service in which they made them serve was with rigor.
12 Pharaoh afflicts the Israelites. Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, … and he said, "When you do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstools, if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live."But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive.
13 80 years.80 years passes while the Israelites are under this oppression of the Egyptians.Moses and the people are being prepared by God, during this time, to depart from Egypt.
14 God Stands up to Deliver His People. Behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."Exodus 3:9-10
15 God Stands up to Deliver His People. So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.Exodus 3:9-10
16 God unleashes His awesome power in ten judgment blows against Egypt. 5“Let My People Go”Moses repeatedly asks Pharaoh to let his people go Pharaoh repeatedly agrees, then refuses.God unleashes His awesome power in ten judgment blows against Egypt.How many of the 10 Plagues can you name?
17 The Ten Plagues 5 * Water into Blood * Boils and Sores * Frogs * Hail and Fire* Lice or Gnats * Locusts* Flies * Three Days of Darkness* Death of Cattle * Death of First Born
18 5 The Nile The Bull The Frog The Atmosphere The Sun Pharaoh Himself God attacked numerous objects of Egyptian worship, showing how powerless they really were!The Nile The BullThe Frog The AtmosphereThe Sun Pharaoh Himself
19 The Deliverance Exodus 12:31-15:27 The Passover Exodus 12:13Notice how the details of the Passover paralleled the events surrounding the death of Christ.Passover ChristThe Sacrifice must be a Lamb Christ was the Lamb of God Exodus 12: Corinthians 5:7The Lamb must be without spot Christ was without spot Exodus 12: Peter 1:18-19The Lamb’s blood was shed that Christ’s blood was shed that Israel might have life Men might have life Exodus 12:23 John 3:16The Deliverance Exodus 12:31-15:27
20 The Exodus from Egypt Exodus 12 5The Exodus from Egypt Exodus 12At the final plague: the death of the first born…Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, "Rise, go out from among my people, both you and the children of Israel. And go, serve the Lord as you have said.They were driven out of Egypt and could not wait…-it came to pass that all the armies of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.
21 The Parting of the Red Sea 5The Parting of the Red SeaSo God led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Red Sea. And the children of Israel went up in orderly ranks out of the land of Egypt.Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and camp before Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, opposite Baal Zephon; you shall camp before it by the sea.And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.
22 The Parting of the Red Sea 5The Parting of the Red SeaNow the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was turned against the people; and they said, "Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?" So he made ready his chariot and took his people with him.And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the Lord.Then they said to Moses, "Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt?
23 The Parting of the Red Sea 5The Parting of the Red SeaAnd Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace."
24 The Parting of the Red Sea 5The Parting of the Red SeaThen Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
25 The Parting of the Red Sea 5The Parting of the Red SeaThe Egyptians pursued and went after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen." And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
26 The Parting of the Red Sea 5The Parting of the Red SeaSo the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.Thus Israel saw the great work which the Lord had done in Egypt; so the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord and His servant Moses.
27 Scene 6Constitution for the Nation Exodus 20, DeuteronomyGod Gives the LawNo other nation had a constitution like this one.
28 Constitution for the Nation Scene 6Constitution for the NationGod Gave The Moral LawGod Gave The Judicial LawGod Gave The Ceremonial LawGod Gave The Dietary Law
29 He declares His word to Jacob, Psalm 147:19-20He declares His word to Jacob,His statutes and His judgments to Israel.He has not dealt thus with any nation;And as for His judgments, they have not known them.Praise the Lord!
30 God has given His People A Leader, Things are well under way! Now God Has A PeopleGod has given His People A Leader,And A Constitution.Things are well under way!
31 Observations Concerning The Law Jesus condensed the 10 commandments into 2 commandments Mt.22:37-40Love God with all your heart, soul, mind.Love your neighbor as yourself.
32 The Law sets forth two things… a standardand a penalty.God’s law is a yardstick for man.“By the law is the knowledge of sin.”
33 What does the Law ultimately teach mankind? Answer:We know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.Romans 3:19-20
34 We need a Savior!But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.Galatians 3:22-24
35 Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. Rom 10.4 Romans 3:21-24But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe.For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
36 The Law is Holy, Just, Good. The problem is not with the law of God, but with our ability to keep it.Jesus kept the Law perfectly.
37 As Christians, we now have the ability to fulfill the law through the power of the Spirit. Romans 8:3-4For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
38 Act 1: God is Building a Nation. (review) Gen 1-11 God is setting the stage.Lost man is in need of redemption.God develops the nation of Israel.Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, 12 tribes. (2,000 BC)12 Tribes multiply in Egypt numbering around three million people.The Exodus from Egypt. (1,445 BC)Moses is the leader.Israel receives the Law of God.