When you think of Exodus, what immediate images and thoughts come to mind? How many of those impressions have been shaped by our culture’s movies? If it has been a long time since you have read through the book of Exodus (or you’ve never done so), I want to encourage you to sit down sometime in the next week and simply read through the entire book so that you have an accurate scripture-based overview of its content and themes.
Exodus is an ancient writing of an ancient story that takes place in a culture that is very foreign to most of us. Do you think this book has relevance for those of us living in the 21 st century? Why or why not? How can we, who are followers of Jesus Christ, benefit spiritually in our lives as we ponder these ancient stories of how God worked in history?
How are the events of Exodus intertwined with Jesus’ story in the New Testament? What connections, types, fulfillments did Jesus and the writers of the New Testament see in the ancient story of Israel’s liberation from bondage?