Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Exodus: An Outline of the Book

Outline:
1. MOSES THE DELIVERER – EXODUS 1-3

(Moses a type of Christ our Deliverer)
a. Slavery in Egypt – Exodus 1
b. Moses’ first 40 years in the Palace (adoption, education) – Exodus 2:1-14
c. Moses’ second 40 years in Midian (character disciplined) – Exodus 2:15-25
d. Call of Moses at Mt. Horeb-Sinai (age 40-80) – Exodus 3

2. DELIVERANCE FROM EGYPT – EXODUS 4-14
(Passover a picture of Christ our Redeemer who delivers us by His Blood and Power)
a. Moses Announces Deliverance in Egypt – Exodus 4
b. Spiritual War with demonic “gods” of Egypt – Exodus 5-11
c. Passover – Exodus 12, Tenth Plague, death of first born (Calvary)
(Deliverance by Blood)
d. Crossing of Red Sea – Exodus 13-14, (Baptism), Destruction of Egyptian Army
(Deliverance by Power)

3. EGYPT TO MOUNT SINAI – EXODUS 15-18
(Seven experiences of Christian life -- Seven the number of completion)
a. Song of Moses – Song of the Redeemed Exodus 15 (Interlude, Transition – –
Joy of Salvation)
b. Marah – Bitter waters sweetened by the tree, Exodus 15:23-26 (
Cross sweetens bitter experiences of life)
c. Elim – Oasis, Exodus 15:27
(Fruitful Christian life)
d. Manna & Quail, Exodus 16 – Wilderness of Sin
(Christ the Bread of Life & His Meat (Word) a delicacy)
e. Smitten Rock – Thirst of Israel, Exodus 17:1-7 (“that Rock was Christ”1 Corinthians 10:4; Water of Life John 4:14; 7:38; Revelation 21:6)
f. Amalekites Defeated – Intercession of Moses, Aaron, Hur, Exodus 17:8-16
(Power of Prayer)
g. Jethro, Priest of Midian – Moses’ overwhelming administration, Exodus 18
(world’s wisdom vs. revelation)

4. PRINCIPLES OF HOLY LIVING: THE COVENANT– EXODUS 19-24
Key: Exodus 19:5-6; 20; Hebrews 12:18-24
a. Covenant Promise of Holiness – Exodus 19
b. Basic Holiness: Ten Commandments – Exodus 20
c. Holy Living with Others – Exodus 21-23
d. Covenant Confirmed, Ratified – Exodus 24

5. HOLY LIVING WITH GOD: THE TABERNACLE – EXODUS 25-31

Key: Exodus 25:8; Moses on Mount Sinai during this time (Exodus 24:12-18)
a. Tabernacle Contributions, Layout, Furniture – Exodus 25-27
b. Preparation, Consecration of Priests – Exodus 28-29
c. Tabernacle Layout Revisited – Exodus 30-31

6. FAILURE IN HOLY LIVING: REBELLION AND REPENTANCE – EXODUS 32-33
a. Rebellion: Golden Calf – Exodus 32:1-35 – False Tabernacle/ Covenant Rejected Rebellion > Unbelief: Exodus 5:1-21; 6:12; 14:10-14; 15:22-27; 16; 17:1-7; 32; Numbers 14:22; Hebrews 4
b. Repentance: Moses’ Intercession for Israel (type of Christ) – Exodus 33:1-23

7. PROVISION FOR HOLY LIVING -- EXODUS 34-40:
Key: Exodus 40:38
a. Renewal of Covenant of Holy Living with Israel and warnings against idolatry – Exodus 34
b. Grace to prevent backsliding: Sabbath & Tabernacle – Exodus 35:1-36:7
c. Construction of Tabernacle – Exodus 36:8 – 39:43 (Key: Exodus 39:42-43)
Ark (37:1-9), Furniture (37:10-38:31); Priest’s Clothes (39:1-31); Inspection (39:32-43)
d. Dedication of Tabernacle – Exodus 40 (Key: Exodus 40:35)