September 25, 2022

The Coming Cry

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Passage: Exodus 11:1-10
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Sermon 24 in Series

Exodus 11:1-10

[1] The LORD said to Moses, “Yet one plague more I will bring upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt. Afterward he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will drive you away completely. [2] Speak now in the hearing of the people, that they ask, every man of his neighbor and every woman of her neighbor, for silver and gold jewelry.” [3] And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants and in the sight of the people.

[4] So Moses said, “Thus says the LORD: ‘About midnight I will go out in the midst of Egypt, [5] and every firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the cattle. [6] There shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there has never been, nor ever will be again. [7] But not a dog shall growl against any of the people of Israel, either man or beast, that you may know that the LORD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.’ [8] And all these your servants shall come down to me and bow down to me, saying, ‘Get out, you and all the people who follow you.’ And after that I will go out.” And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger. [9] Then the LORD said to Moses, “Pharaoh will not listen to you, that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.”

[10] Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh, and the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the people of Israel go out of his land.

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1.   
What have you learned about God from the Ten Plagues? What does it mean to see Bible reading as a time of showing and calling from God?
2.   When we view the purpose of our salvation as worship, how does it practically impact the way we live as Christians?
3.   Why is it an understatement to say that the Israelites were “released” from Egypt?
4.   How did the Egyptians view the Israelites? What does this say about God’s ability to work in the hearts of others for our good?
5.   Why does God strike the firstborn? How do previous passages in Exodus help us to make sense of this plague?
6.   What is the irony of Pharoah’s resistance? What does God reveal about himself in vv. 9-10?

References: Exodus 3:21-22; 1 Peter 5:5-6; Exodus 4:22-23; 3:7; 1:22; Job 1:21.

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