Exodus – Meeting the Holy God

In the first half of Exodus (click here for sermon series), God rescued his people and brought them to himself. Now, in the second half of Exodus, we see God joining himself to his people in covenant and coming to live amongst them.

Chapters 19-24 are the book of the covenant and give us the marriage ceremony between God and his people, while chapters 25-40 describe God moving in with his people in the tabernacle. In the middle of this section we get the incident of the golden calf, where Israel breaks her vows right out of the gate, and it takes the intercession of Moses to keep the union together. Through this central episode we learn more of the LORD’s name and his glory – “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”

The big question we will wrestle with is how can unholy people like us live in relationship with the Holy God? We will see that God will provide all that is needed for the unapproachably Holy God to draw near to us.

DatePassage
16 AprilExodus 19 – Sinai (God draws near)
23 AprilExodus 20 – The 10 commandments (the vows)
30 AprilExodus 20:18-23:33 – The case law (the vows expanded)
7 MayExodus 24 – The Covenant confirmed (the marriage supper)
14 MayExodus 25-27 – The Tabernacle (the new home)
21 MayExodus 27:20- 30:10 – The Priests
28 MayExodus 30-31 – The LORD’s people, priests and work
4 JuneExodus 32 – Covenant broken/Moses’ intercession
11 JuneExodus 33:1-17 – Moses’ intercession: will the LORD go with them?
18 JuneExodus 33:18-34:35 – The Glory of the LORD
25 JuneExodus 35:1-36:7 (&38:21-31?) – Offerings for the Tabernacle
2 JulyExodus 36:8-39:43 – The Tabernacle made just as the LORD commanded
9 JulyExodus 40 – Glory
16 April – Exodus 19 – The Holy God draws near
23 April – Exodus 20 – Rescued for Relationship
30 April – Exodus 21-23 – How to love God and your neighbour
7 May – Exodus 24 – The covenant confirmed
14 May – Exodus 25-27 – The God who draws near
21 May – Exodus 28-29 – Our man in heaven
4 June – Exodus 32 – Sin, wrath & mediation
11 June – Exodus 33:1-17 – Could you be happy in heaven without Him?
18 June – Exodus 33:18 – 34:35 – Show me your glory!
25 June – Exodus 35:1-36:7 – Those who delight in the LORD, Give & Serve to build God’s dwelling
2 July – Exodus 36:8-39:43 – What God starts, he finishes
9 Jul – Exodus 40 – a foot in two lands
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