Grace Community Church

Foiling Pharaoh

Given on June 7, 2020 by Brett Helvie
Scripture: Exodus 2:1-10
Sermon Series: Freedom to Worship

God seems to delight in bringing good out of what others intend for evil (remember Joseph’s comments in Genesis 50:20). How do you see the Lord’s good hand at work despite this power-hungry Pharaoh’s evil genocidal decree to kill all the Hebrew boys?
How can this encourage us as we look at our very broken world today? In these first two chapters of Exodus, the author demonstrates how the shrewd plans of the most powerful man in the world and his powerful government are undone by five women (the midwives, the mother and sister of Moses, and Pharaoh’s own daughter!). What do we learn from this about how God often chooses to work out his plans in this world? See I Cor. 1:18-30
Why do you think the author points out that both of Moses’ parents were from the tribe of Levi? Why would that be significant for the Jews given Moses’ role in the history of the nation?
We typically pray to be delivered from difficult situations, yet it seems that much more frequently the Lord chooses to deliver us through the midst of challenging times! How do you see the reality of Romans 8:28 worked out in this story?