Welcome to Sophomore Bible His Story Just In Time Unit 1 Lesson 2Dunbar Henri
Verse for the day • Romans 8:32 • He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
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Assessment – Lesson 1Name: • 1. Define – Promise. 5 pts You must use complete sentences. • 2. Who is Abraham’s seed? • 3. What are those who believe in God for help and salvation called? • 4. Who are blessed along with Abraham? • 5. Describe what stood out for you most in the lesson yesterday. You must give at least one thing. Use complete sentences. Use the back. 20 pts
Student will be able to: • Recognize that Israel’s slavery in Egypt demonstrates the way of all bondage – including spiritual slavery – and how it operates • Understand that neither prosperity nor disappointments are proof that God is blessing us or that He has abandoned us • Discover in the call of Moses principles that help us find God’s will for our lives
Israel’s Problems • Pharaoh feared that the Israelites would join Egypt’s enemies in time of war and fight against Egypt – so to keep Israel powerless: Exodus 1:11-14 • 1. Put slave masters over them • 2. Forced them to build cities for him • 3. Made them perform all kids of work in the fields
Things got worse • Pharaoh killed all male babies • At first he told the Israelite midwives to kill the Israelite babies at birth – that failed – he then gave orders to all his people to kill every Israelite newborn boy – Ex 1:22
God ‘remembered’ His promise • Sent a deliverer – Moses – an Egyptian name meaning – ‘male child’ or ‘is born’ – which is a common 2nd part of Egyptian pharaoh’s names – like “Tut-Moses” or “Ah-Moses” • Moses is an example of what the Ultimate Deliverer, Jesus, is like.
Great Controversy – what does that mean? • Battle between forces of good and evil. • Forces of evil ‘attack’ the Deliverer.
One clear truth the story of Israel in Egypt reveals • Having problems does not mean that you are evil or that God is upset with you • Your relationship with God can’t be judged by how many problems you have • Difficulties and struggles mean that you are doing the right thing!!!
What is the Good News? • 1. God sees and hears all that is happening • God saw and heard and was concerned for His suffering people – Ex 2:23-25 • 2. God gives a lot of help along the way • He provided brave midwives who obeyed god rather than Pharaoh – so baby boys could live • 3. God turns problems into blessings • God even used Moses’ murder of the Egyptian for good. As an outcast from society in the land of Midian – Moses received his spiritual education at the home of Jochebed and learned from taking care of sheep
Understand that neither prosperity nor disappointments are proof that God is blessing us or that He has abandoned us
Remember – the existence of problems does NOT mean that God has left us!! Can you think of examples of people in Scripture that had problems – but also showed that God had never left them? Job Jesus Moses
Classwork and Homework • Complete Into the Bible p. 21 - #2,3 • Handout Lesson 2