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Vital Statistics

Three key contrasts

Law’s Functions

1. To reveal God’s character

2. To reveal individuals to themselves in contrast to the pure standards of God

3. To guide the believer’s faith-response to God by specifying His expectations

4. To provide a basis on which God can discipline His people

Richards, L., & Richards, L. O. (1987). The teacher's commentary. Includes index. (101). Wheaton, Ill.: Victor Books.

The Tabernacle

The Ten Plagues on Egypt


The Blueprint

    1. ISRAEL IN EGYPT (1:1-12:30)

    2. Slavery in Egypt (1:1-12:30)

    3. God chooses Moses

    4. God sends Moses to Pharaoh

    5. Plagues strike Egypt

    6. The Passover

    7. ISRAEL IN THE WILDERNESS (12:31-18:27)

    8. The Exodus

    9. Crossing the sea

    10. Complaining in the wilderness

    11. ISRAEL AT SINAI (19:1-40:38)

    12. Giving the Law

    13. Tabernacle instructions

    14. Breaking the law

    15. Tabernacle construction

When the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt, God heard their cries and rescued them. We can be confident that God still hears the cries of this people. Just as he delivered the Israelites from their captors, he delivers us from sin, death, and evil.

After crossing the Red Sea, the Israelites became quarrelsome and discontent. Like the Israelites, we find it easy to complain and be dissatisfied. Christians still have struggles, but we should never allow difficulties and unpleasant circumstances to turn us away from trusting God.

God revealed his law to the Israelites at Sinai. Through the law, they learned more about what God is like and how he expected his people to live. The law is still instructional for us, for it exposes our sin and shows us God’s standard for living.

The Ten Commandments

Exodus Overview