July 3, 2022

A Pause Before the Plagues

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Passage: Exodus 6:14-30
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Sermon 14 in Series

Exodus 6:14–30

[14] These are the heads of their fathers’ houses: the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the clans of Reuben. [15] The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the clans of Simeon. [16] These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, the years of the life of Levi being 137 years. [17] The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, by their clans. [18] The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, the years of the life of Kohath being 133 years. [19] The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites according to their generations. [20] Amram took as his wife Jochebed his father’s sister, and she bore him Aaron and Moses, the years of the life of Amram being 137 years. [21] The sons of Izhar: Korah, Nepheg, and Zichri. [22] The sons of Uzziel: Mishael, Elzaphan, and Sithri. [23] Aaron took as his wife Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab and the sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. [24] The sons of Korah: Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the clans of the Korahites. [25] Eleazar, Aaron’s son, took as his wife one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites by their clans.

[26] These are the Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said: “Bring out the people of Israel from the land of Egypt by their hosts.” [27] It was they who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt about bringing out the people of Israel from Egypt, this Moses and this Aaron.

[28] On the day when the LORD spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt, [29] the LORD said to Moses, “I am the LORD; tell Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say to you.” [30] But Moses said to the LORD, “Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips. How will Pharaoh listen to me?”

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1.   
Why do genealogies play such an important role in the Bible? How has the Lord used them to deepen your knowledge and grow your faith?
2.   What does this genealogy in particular reveal about God’s character?
3.   What is the function of this passage at this point in the narrative? How does it better prepare the reader for the contest and rescue that will follow?
4.   How does this genealogy anticipate the priesthood? How does it point to Christ’s high priestly work and office?
5.   Where do we see imperfection in Moses and Aaron as well as the rest of this Levitical line? How does that encourage us towards gratitude, perseverance, and looking away from ourselves to Christ?

References: Exodus 12:40; 1 Chronicles 7:20-29; Numbers 25:7-8; Hebrews 7:26-28, 3; Exodus 4:10; 6:12; Genesis 34:25; Exodus 32:1-6; Leviticus 10:1-3; Numbers 16.

Exodus  Egypt  Moses  Levi  Aaron  Genealogy  Providence  Preservation  Faithfulness
High Priest  Sin  V0cation  God's Plan
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