Bible Study - DELIVERANCE: Wrong Turns

Sermon-Based Bible Study – February 16, 2020
  1. What is something God has done for you that you are thankful for or are celebrating? How have you experienced his faithfulness and provision this week?

  2. Where are you experiencing stress, anxiety or fear? How would you like to see God move in your life or in the life of someone close to you?

  3. What did you hear in this week’s sermon that was new or particularly interesting? Did anything stand out to you as puzzling or troubling?

  4. Read Exodus 2:11-15. What does the text tell us about the hostility between the Israelites and the Egyptians? How does this compare to the prosperity of the Israelites while Joseph still lived? How does the context of the story inform your understanding of Moses’s decisions?
  5. Read Acts 7:23-25. How does the writer of Acts retell the story of Moses and the murder? What do we learn about Moses in these verses? Why is it helpful to study the OT and the NT accounts of this story?

  6. One of the reflections that Chris mentioned was: “Doing God’s will includes doing it in His way.”
    • God would use Moses to rescue the Israelites, but the act of murder is inconsistent with God’s character. How should the character and nature of God inform our living?
    • What is God calling you to do and how should you go about doing it?

  7. Chris also noted, “God uses circumstances we would have never chosen to prepare us for opportunities we never would have imagined.” Can you think of a messy or chaotic situation in your life? How did God work in the situation and in your heart?

  8. Psalm 90:14 states, “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” Moses wrote this Psalm. Think about all that Moses experienced, and consider this verse. What does this tell us about the faith of Moses throughout his life? How can you share the Good News of God’s unfailing love with someone else this week?