This fall we’re going to be looking at the story of Moses in the book of Exodus. Over ten weeks we’ll journey with Moses out of slavery in Egypt, across the Red Sea and towards freedom in the Promised Land (which of course he never saw). There are so many stories that of course we’ll only be cherry-picking a few highlights. We’re also not going to be looking in detail at the laws revealed to Moses on Mount Sinai – we’ll just be looking at the story of Moses himself. Can I encourage you to read the rest of Exodus to ‘fill in the gaps’ – and indeed if you get going on your reading, then Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy and Joshua would also make great books of the Bible to pay attention to and would not take too long to read.
If you’re not part of a small group, the questions for reflection in these notes will give you a way to think about and interact with the text. Take time with the text, though, not just the questions. It may be that there are other things altogether that God means to show you through His word. If you’re not part of a small group, though, can I encourage you to think about whether you’d like to join one? John Whitnah can help in that process of getting assimilated in a new or existing group.
If you are part of a small group, then can I encourage you to spend some time with these passages and the questions for reflection before you meet. Each one of you will discover new gems and insights within each of these texts, but some of those insight might take just a little while to percolate. If you each come together to share about a particular passage and each has something to share, then your time together in the passage will be much richer.