From the Sermon: Exodus 2
Preacher: Pastor Jon Needham
Scripture: Exodus 2
MAIN POINTS: 1) God’s Man 2) God’s Method 3) God’s Memory
We see in scripture that when the world gets dark and it seems evil is winning, God raises up a man to deliver his people. In chapter 2 of Exodus, we meet Moses, God’s man who is to deliver Israel from the slavery of Egypt. Moses points us to a greater man, the man who will eventually come to save us all - Jesus.
Family Discussion Questions:
1. What’s something that surprised or confused you about this Bible passage?
2. List all the ways the story of Moses points to Jesus.
3. Tell about a time in your life when God answered your prayers in a way you wouldn’t have chosen. How did that strengthen your love and faith in God?
4. What ‘pharaohs’ and ‘Egypts’ are you facing today?
5. What promises of God give you hope when going through times of suffering?
· Read the sermon summary together as a family. Build this into your regular routine, perhaps reading together around the table during a meal.
· There are five questions, each with a different theme. You can choose one night a week to go over all five, do a couple of questions a few times a week, or discuss one question per day.
· Each question is meant to be a conversation starter-model for your children how to answer these questions by sharing your own personal insights.
· Even if your conversations don’t go as planned, don’t be discouraged. ALL time spent talking about and reading God’s word is valuable!
· The more consistent you are in having these discussions, the more fruitful they will be. As this becomes part of your weekly rhythm, your kids will anticipate the questions and listen more attentively at church.
- Acts 7:23-25
- Genesis 15:13-15
Use these additional scriptures as daily reading. This is also a great way to help your children learn to locate passages in the Bible.
Attribute of God:
DELIVERER: God’s promises are sure and he sent Jesus to save his people once and for all from Satan, sin, and death.
We focus on a new attribute of God each week to discuss as a family. Use this time to discuss who God is, answer questions the kids
might have, and talk about what that week’s attribute means to each person in your family.
COMMUNITY: Please spend some time this week in prayer for the sick in our community.
Each week of the month has its own prayer theme: Church, Family, Community, and Repentance. Use these themes to show your children how to pray. It can be helpful to add this to an already existing routine, like at bedtime or when you’re in the car together.
In tenderness He sought me
Weary and sick with sin
And on His shoulders brought me
Back to His fold again
While angels in His presence sang,
Until the courts of heaven rang
O-o-oh the love that sought me!
O-o-oh the blood that bought me!
Oh the grace that brought me to
the fold of God
Grace that brought me to the fold
He died for me while I was sinning...
Needy and poor and blind
He whispered to assure me...
“I’ve found thee; thou art Mine.”
I never heard a sweeter voice,
it made my aching heart rejoice
Upon His grace I’ll daily ponder
And sing anew His praise
With all adoring wonder,
His blessings I retrace
It seems as if eternal days,
are far too short to sing His praise.
Each month we highlight a different song for you to sing together. Singing is an integral part of worship! Singing as a family helps teach the kids how to worship at church, and as they learn more songs, they will be able to participate more on Sunday mornings. You can practice your songs in the car, at the dinner table, when you wake up, or at bedtime! You can also check out our playlist on Spotify and sing along with your favorite worship songs.
Psalm 119:130 “The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.”
This is the same memory verse that the whole church is learning and it rotates monthly. Practice reciting it as a family each day at least once. Dinner time is a great opportunity to practice together.
New City Catechism:
Questions 30: What is faith in Jesus Christ?
Answer: Receiving and resting on him alone for salvation as he is offered to us in the gospel.