Bible Stories for Adults

Israel Comes to Mount Sinai

Exodus 15-33

Welcome and Announcements
    Next Week - God Leads His People to the Promised Land (Numbers)
    Bible Words to Remember:
      Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. Matthew 22:37-38

Opening Prayer

Trust in the Lord
    What was the purpose of Israel's events and experiences in the wilderness?
      Deuteronomy 29:2-6
    Did the Red Sea crossing have this effect?
      Exodus 14:30-31
    How long did this faithful trust last?
      Exodus 15:22-24

Crisis & Trials
      Exodus 14:10-12 Exodus 14:13-14, 28-29
      Exodus 15:22-24 Exodus 15:25-26
      Exodus 16:2-3 Exodus 16:11-15
      Exodus 17:3 Exodus 17:6
      Exodus 17:8 Exodus 17:10-13

    Did God's intervention always achieve the desired results?
      Numbers 14:11
    What was God's intention when He intervened in a crisis?
      Exodus 15:1-2

    How did God remind the Israelites every day to Trust in the Lord?
      Exodus 16:17-21
    Why were the people instructed to gather a double supply on the sixth day?
      Exodus 16:23-27
    What miraculous sign did God give for our crises and trials?
      John 6:30-35

    What kind of leadership did the Israelites have at first?
      Exodus 18:13-16
    What was Jethro's concern about this approach?
      Exodus 18:17-18
    What was Jethro's recommendation?
      Exodus 18:19-22

    What other organizational steps did this new kingdom take?
      Numbers 1
      Numbers 2
      Numbers 3-4
      Numbers 10:1-10

Law & Legislation
    Three types of Law in the Old Testament:
      Civil - Exodus 21-23
      Ceremonial - Leviticus
      Moral - Exodus 20
    Laws were made for a people, not a person

    How long had Israel traveled when they reached Mount Sinai?
      Exodus 19:1-3
    How did Moses know that God would speak to him on Mount Sinai?
      Exodus 3:12
    What is the basic message God had for the Israelites on Sinai?
      Exodus 19:4-6
    How did Israel respond?
      Exodus 19:7-8

The Ten Commandments - Exodus 20
    1. Exodus 20:3-6 Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
    2. Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
    3. Exodus 20:8-11 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
    4. Exodus 20:12 Thou shalt honor thy father and thy mother ...
    5. Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
    6. Exodus 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    7. Exodus 20:15 Thou shalt not steal.
    8. Exodus 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
    9. Exodus 20:17a Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house.
    10. Exodus 20:17b Thou shalt not covet anything that is thy neighbor's

Luther's Explanation
    What is the summary of the first tablet of the Law (Commandments 1-3)?
      Matthew 22:37-38
    What is the summary of the second tablet of the Law (Commandments 4-10)?
      Matthew 22:39
    What is the summary of all the Commandments?
      Romans 13:10

    How does God want us to keep His Commandments?
      Matthew 5:48
      James 2:10
    Can man keep God's Commandments as He wants us to keep them?
      1 John 1:8
    Can anyone, then, be saved by the Law?
      Galatians 3:11
    Where alone can we find salvation from sin?
      Romans 10:4

    What, then, is the purpose of the Law?
      A curb
        1 Timothy 1:9
      A mirror
        Romans 7:7
      A rule
        Psalm 119:9

The Golden Calf (Exodus 32)
    How faithful were the Israelites while Moses receiving God's Law on Sinai?
      Exodus 32:1, 4
    Which tablet had Israel broken?
      Exodus 20
    What is significant about Moses breaking both tablets?
      Exodus 32:19

    What was God's initial response to this idolatry?
      Exodus 32:9-10
    How did Moses stop God from enacting this punishment?
      Exodus 32:12, 14
    How did Moses try to offer himself as atonement?
      Exodus 32:32
    What did God say that especially turned the Israelites to repentance?
      Exodus 33:3-4
    How did God respond when Moses asked God to stay with Israel?
      Exodus 33:15-17

Rigid Discipline
    How were the Israelites punished for the Golden Calf?
      Exodus 32:20
      Exodus 32:26-28
      Exodus 32:35

      Exodus 32:1-6 Exodus 32:35
      Leviticus 10:1 Leviticus 10:2
      Leviticus 24:11 Leviticus 24:13-14
      Numbers 12:1-2 Numbers 12:9-10
      Numbers 16:3 Numbers 16:31-33

    God formed His new nation through these things to teach them to

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Closing Prayer

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