The Radiant Return

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Exodus 34:29-35
[29] When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. [30] Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. [31] But Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses talked with them. [32] Afterward all the people of Israel came near, and he commanded them all that the LORD had spoken with him in Mount Sinai. [33] And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.

[34] Whenever Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he would remove the veil, until he came out. And when he came out and told the people of Israel what he was commanded, [35] the people of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face was shining. And Moses would put the veil over his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1.   In what specific ways have we seen God’s grace emphasized and expressed throughout chapters 32-34? How has this increased your appreciation for the gospel?
2.   Why was Moses’ face shining when he came down the mountain? What was this meant to communicate to the Israelites, and how did it foreshadow Christ?
3.   How does Moses’ glowing face illustrate a Christian’s life in the world? In what ways does this challenge you?
4.   What does 2 Corinthians 3 contribute to our understanding of the veil? How does Paul use the Exodus narrative to contrast the Old and New Covenants?
5.   Why should 2 Corinthians 3:18 encourage us in our sanctification? How does it spur you on in faithful beholding and reflecting?References: Exodus 34:6-7; 32:14; 33:14, 17; 34:10; 33:4; Matthew 17:2; Exodus 33:5; 20:18; 2 Corinthians 3:7-18; 4:6

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