Sermon Discussion: 6-30-24

Discussion Guide | Moses | Part 6 | Exodus 14

Gathering Prayer 

Opening Questions

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

Exodus 14:1-31

  • Put yourself in the shoes of the Israelites at the Red Sea. What would you be thinking and feeling in that moment of desperation? Remember especially how the LORD led them into this impossible situation. 

Connecting the Dots in the Bible

  • Slavery to Sin:
    • Read John 8:32-34, Romans 6:20, Romans 8:15, Galatians 4:3-8, Hebrews 2:14-15, and 2 Peter 2:19.
    • Discuss how the concept of slavery to sin is presented in these passages. How are the Israelites a representation of the human condition?
  • God’s Inconceivable Deliverance:
    • Consider how the Red Sea crossing is an act of salvation. How does this miracle point to Jesus and God’s actions in our lives? 
    • Read 1 Corinthians 10:1-2. How does Paul describe the Red Sea crossing as a form of baptism? How does baptism symbolize our own transition from slavery to freedom?
    • Discuss Romans 6:18, Romans 8:2, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 5:1, Hebrews 9:15, and James 2:12. How does each passage describe the freedom we have in Christ? How can we live out this freedom in our daily lives?
  • God’s Glory in Salvation:
    • Reflect on Exodus 14:4,17-18. Why is God’s glory a central theme in the story of the Exodus?
    • How does Jesus’ prayer in John 17:1-5 connect to this theme of God’s glory in salvation?

Put Into Practice

  • Reflect on this quote by Pastor Wang Yi, “”The defining moment of your life was Jesus’ crucifixion. And you were not there.” How does this perspective shift our focus from ourselves to God’s story?
  • What is something you are facing where you need to remember God’s power and salvation? How can focusing on God’s salvation give you strength to “stand firm”?

Closing Prayer