Israel’s Encounter with God – Exodus 19

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Sermon Notes

Application & Discussion Questions

  1. Do you have any questions about the meaning of today’s passage?
  2. Israel’s call to obey the Lord is based upon His grace and salvation freely given to them (19:4-6). How does God’s grace given to us in Christ call for and motivate our obedience?  (See Ephesians 4:31-5:2 for an example.)
  3. Why was Israel not allowed on the mountain where God had descended? What does this teach us about God?  How is the situation both similar and different for us as Christians under the New Covenant?  (See Hebrews 4:14-16 and 12:18-24.)
  4. In Exodus 19:6 God says that Israel would be a “kingdom of priests” who would show the glory of God to the world by reflecting His goodness through their obedience in response to His grace. I Peter 2:9-12 uses this same language to describe us as Christians.  How has God allowed your life to show His goodness to others?
  5. How does today’s passage speak truth into your life and challenge you personally?
  6. What will you do (specifically) in response to hearing God’s Word today?