Exodus means “going out.” The book tells the story of the Israelites’ release from bondage in Egypt about 1450 B.C. Exodus tells how God, faithful to the covenant promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, performed miracles to shatter the bonds holding His people. The fast-paced adventure moves quickly to Sinai. Here Exodus lingers, and in careful detail explores the Law that God gave His people to live by. This code was intended to teach the Israelites how to love God and how to love one another. Exodus also introduces Moses, that towering Old Testament character who is revered in Judaism as the lawgiver, and whose faithfulness to God serves as a model for modern Christian laymen and leaders. Most significant, however, is what Exodus reveals about God. God uses His power to redeem His people. God demands holiness from those who claim relationship with Him. And God provides a way for sinners to approach Him and be transformed.
|I.||The Story of Deliverance||Ex. 1–19|
|A. Moses’ call||Ex. 1–4|
|B. Miracles||Ex. 5–13|
|C. On to Sinai||Ex. 14–19|
|II.||God’s Design for a Holy Community||Ex. 20–40|
|A. Laws for living||Ex. 20–23|
|B. Provision for worship||Ex. 24–40|