Sermon Discussion: 6-2-24

Discussion Guide | Moses | Part 2 | Exodus 3-4

Gathering Prayer 

Father, by Your Spirit, please guide us into all truth. Help us hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work through this study. In the name of Jesus, Your Son, we pray, Amen. 

Opening Questions

  • What stood out to you in the sermon? 
  • What insights did you gain? 
  • What questions did it raise?

Read Exodus 3:1-15 

  • Moses spent 40 years tending sheep. How do you think Moses felt about his identity during this time?
  • How does Moses’ question in Exodus 3:11, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” reflect his inner struggle?
  • Reflect on the significance of the burning bush. First, what other ways does God use fire to reveal himself to people in the Bible? Second, why do you think God reveals himself in such an ordinary way (a brush fire) in such a remote area (Horeb)? 

Read Exodus 4:1-14

  • List and discuss each of Moses’ five objections to God’s call (Exodus 3:11-4:13). How does God respond to each one?
  • What do God’s responses teach us about His character and His expectations for us?

Identity

  • How does understanding who God is help us understand who we are? How did Moses’ encounter with God clarify his identity and purpose?
  • Reflect on the statement from the sermon, “You will never know who you really are until you know who God is.” How does this apply to your own life?

The Bigger Picture: Pointing to Jesus

Jesus said, 

I am the bread of life. John 6:35

I am the light of the world. John 8:12

I am the gate. John 10:7

I am the good shepherd. John 10:11

I am the resurrection and the life. John 11:25

I am the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6

I am the true vine. John 15:1

  • Discuss the connection made between the burning bush encounter and Jesus’ “I Am” statements in the Gospel of John. Why is this significant for understanding who Jesus is and who we are in Him?
  • How do these “I Am” statements provide comfort and direction in your daily life?

Put into Practice

  • What are some practices we can use to help continually remember the character of God?

Closing Prayer