current bible studies

The Savior In The Wilderness (Exodus 2:11-25)

The book of Exodus is our picture book of redemption. This is God’s handbook on how he is going to save the world as seen through his saving of the nation of Israel from Egyptian slavery. We have already seen how God is working through this time of darkness and death to protect the savior of Israel, as Moses is rescued by the Hebrew midwives and by the daughter of Pharaoh. Now I want you notice the record of the life of Moses. We learn nothing else about his childhood. Verse 11 begins with Moses grown up now. We will learn later that he is 40 years old at this point. Does this sound familiar to you? What do we see in the record of Jesus? We read about his birth story and then we jump to when Jesus is an adult. Again, the biblical record is showing us that Jesus is the prophet that Moses spoke about who would come and save the world. The events of Moses’ life were a prophetic template for what the Christ would do in his life when he came. As we move through the life of Moses we are going to observe along the way all of the connections to Jesus as our Savior and Redeemer.

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Pure (2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1)

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. (2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV)

The apostle Paul has been giving pictures to these Corinthian Christians about what it looks like to be God’s servant. In particular, Paul has been describing himself and the apostles, showing how they are servants of God so that these Christians would live their lives in the same way (cf. 2 Corinthians 12:19-20). In this paragraph Paul is going to describe these great promises that we possess which is to cause us to change the way we live our lives.

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A Savior Is Born (Exodus 2:1-10)

We are studying Exodus as the picture book of God’s redemption. God is showing Israel through the events that happen in Egypt how he is going to save the world when the true Deliverer and Savior comes. The second chapter of Exodus opens as a time of darkness, doom, and death. The decree has been sent through the land that every son born to the Hebrews was to be cast into the river (1:22). Exodus 2 records the birth and early life of Moses.

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Together: Honor One Another

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. (Romans 12:9–10 ESV)

We are considering the various commands in the scriptures that speak about what we are called to do for “one another” in Christ. Today we are going to examine the teaching that we are to show honor for one another.

Understanding Honor

What does it mean to honor someone? We see many commands regarding honor in the scriptures. Perhaps the one command that is most memorable is to honor your father and mother (Exodus 20:12; Ephesians 6:2). But there are other commands like in 1 Peter 2:17, “Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” (1 Peter 2:17 ESV) Peter also commanded the need to show honor in marriage (1 Peter 3:7). Honor is an important concept in the scriptures. Honor means to estimate with value, accord recognition, and show appreciation. The command, therefore, is that we would show genuine appreciation and admiration for others. We will be quick to acknowledge the accomplishments of others, and demonstrate a genuine love for others without jealousy.

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