This is an introduction of Exodus as a narration of Moses’s life. The first part shows God’s grace in delivering the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. The second half of Exodus is a record of God’s laws, which reveal man’s responsibility to God’s grace.
This part shows the various areas of foreshadowing of our own salvation in Christ: the Passover, Promised Land and tabernacle. Exodus is very much the story of our Christian Life.
We learn why Israel stayed over 400 years in Egypt, as a result of their idolatry and wickedness. In addition, Exodus also shows us what the Israelites learnt about their God in their exodus journey.
We go into detail several essons from Moses’ life in Egypt: an extensive secular training balanced with 40 years in wilderness, and God’s response to his excuses against serving. God reveals His name, the eternal I AM.
We switch focus from Moses to Pharaoh, and see how God dealt with Pharaoh’s hardened heart through the 10 Plagues. This reveals His character − patience, mercy, wisdom and sovereignty in election.
We take a closer look at the Passover, and note the parallels between the Passover lamb and Jesus’ crucifixion – unblemished, sacrificial blood that saves.
Here the types (foreshadowing) of our salvation in Christ are seen in the exodus out of Egypt: the pillar of cloud and fire, bitter water made sweet, manna from heaven, and water from the rock.
The Israelites arrive at Mount Sinai, and God came close to His people. The 10 Commandments given by God to them via Moses applies to all. Here the Laws for community life and worshipping God mainly for Israelite society are discussed in detail. God was giving them now their responsibility to obey God.
Despite their deliverance from Egypt, the Israelites chose to rebel: from this, we learn that Idolatry and immorality usually come together, with dire consequences. However, in His mercy God gave the Israelites spirit of wisdom to serve Him by building the Tabernacle.