After Egypt: A Study in Exodus
Lead by Dennis Tucker and Christina Gibson
2021 Lenten Formation
The book of Exodus paints the journey of God’s people in which YHWH radically delivers Israel from their oppression and slavery in Egypt and covenants to bring Israel to a place of their own. The narrative shows the power, protection, and presence of the God who rescues and redeems.
In this introductory session, we briefly summarize Exodus 1-15 considering the following elements:
The story of the Hebrews’ slavery in Egypt
YHWH’s attention to the cries of the oppressed
God’s actions to make God’s name known and to free God’s people
The establishment of the Passover
Exodus 15-18: We consider the early events of Israel’s time in the wilderness. It is during their wandering that God is shown as Protector and Provider , and Israel learns what it means to belong to God.
Meeting with God
We discuss Moses’ interactions with God and the ways in which God’s presence is manifested to Israel.