Character Studies

Lesson 10

MOSES

"So the LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend." (Exodus 33:11)

Text: Exodus - Deuteronomy
Place: Egypt, Midian & Wilderness of Sinai
Occupation: Prince, shepherd, prophet
References: Heb. 11:23-29; Acts 7:20-41

THE FAMILY OF MOSES (Prince of Egypt)
Exodus 1:1-2:10; Acts 7:20-41
Israel suffers in Egypt (Exo. 1)
Moses is born (Exo. 2:1-10; Heb. 11:23)
Forty years in Egypt (Exo. 2:10; Acts 7:21-23)

THE FLIGHT OF MOSES (Shepherd of Midian)
Exodus 2:11-25; Acts 7:23-30
Flees from Pharaoh (Exo. 2:11-15)
A new life in the desert (Exo. 2:15-25)
Forty years in the desert (Acts 7:30)

THE FAITH OF MOSES (Prophet of God)
Exo. 3 - Deut. 34; Acts 7:30-41; Hebrews 11:23-29
God calls Moses at the burning bush (Exo. 3:1-4:17)
"Let my people go!" (Exo. 5:1-12:42)
The exodus from Egypt to Sinai (12:31 - 18:27; 1 Cor. 10:1-2)
The law of Moses (Exo. 20-31)
The rebellion of Israel at Sinai (Exo. 32)
The rebellion of Israel in the wilderness (Num. 11-14)
Forty years of wandering in the wilderness (Num. 14)

GLIMPSES OF GOD IN THE LIFE OF MOSES
A glimpse of the greatness of God (Exo. 1-2)
A glimpse of the grace of God (Exo. 3-4)
A glimpse of the glory of God (Exo. 32-33)
A glimpse of the holiness of God (Lev. 10:1-7)
A glimpse of the wrath of God (Num. 25)

MOSES AND THE LAW
The Law-giver (Exo. 24:12; Deut. 4:44; 31:9, 24-27; Jno. 1:17)
The Law-follower (Exo. 25:4039:42-4340:16; Num. 15:32-36)
The Law-breaker (Num. 20:1-13; Psa. 106:32-33)

MOSES AND THE MESSIAH
Messianic prophecy (Deut. 18:18-19)
Messianic visitation (Lk. 9:30-35)
Messianic fulfillment (Lk. 24:44)

LESSONS FOR US
God sees and responds to the trials of His people.
God delivers us from the bondage of sin.
God can and will use every person of faith.
Perseverance is key to obtaining God's continuing approval.
Man must hear and heed the law of God.
God is not a respecter of persons.
Successful leaders of God's people are led by God.

QUESTIONS
1. Why did Pharaoh make slaves of the Hebrews? Why did he command that every Hebrew baby boy be killed? What did the midwives do? (Exo. 1:8-22)

2. Name the tribe and family members of Moses, including his wife and children.

3. What objections did Moses raise for not going to Egypt? (Exo. 3:11-4:17)

4. Did God harden Pharaoh's heart? How? Does this still happen today? (Exo. 7:14, 22; 4:21; 7:3-4; 8:15; 9:34; 1 Sam. 6:6; Heb. 3:7-13)

5. Name the 10 plagues and what they were intended they were intended to accomplish. (Exo. 5:22-6:13; 12:12)

6. Who challenged the leadership of Moses?

7. Why didn't God allow Moses to enter Canaan, the land of promise?
(Num. 20:1-13; Deut. 1:37; Psa. 106:32-33)

8. What happened to the body of Moses when he died? (Deut. 34:1-7; Jude 9)