[Updated 2023-05-05: Podcasts added]
God desires to rescue his earthly realm from the powers that oppress us because of lust for power. Pharaoh is the example in Exodus. God saves the descendants of Jacob, forming them in a nation to show the other nations what God intends for us all: how it works when we live under his wise and caring leadership.
But not long after his people agreed to live in covenant relationship with their heavenly sovereign, the whole relationship was compromised by their unfaithfulness. That’s when they discovered the faithfulness of God: his persistent, caring, uncompromising faithfulness kept on rescuing them.
Eventually they provided the holy space for God to live among them and lead them. The final chapter of Exodus celebrates God’s glorious presence as he leads the people who recognize his kingship.
It’s how the world should always have been: God living among us and leading us.
Here’s the link for the second instalment of our series on how we are formed in God’s story:
- Part 2: Exodus (PDF, 2MB)
- Podcast session 1 (37 minutes):
- Podcast session 2 (43 minutes):
In preparation for the next session, read Part 3: Leviticus – Joshua.
- Formed in God’s story: Genesis
- Formed in God’s story (resources for all weeks)