Word Studies for the Week of April 7, 2019

April 7 ● Lent 5 – Discipleship 101: The Meaning of Passover ● Isaiah 43:16-21

When you hear the word “Passover”, what images come up in your mind?

Isaiah writes to the exiles in Babylon that God will make another Exodus for them, what meaning does the Exodus have today?

Isaiah wants the exiles to remember God making a way through the sea, how is it helpful for us to remember that God is stronger than nature?

Isaiah also reminds the exiles how we defeated the army of Egypt at the sea, how is it helpful to remember that God is stronger than the powers of the world?

What does the promise that God will provide water in the desert to his people say to you about when we can count on God to be there for us?

How does idea God doing new things look back to the Exodus? What new things did God in the stories of the escape from Egypt and return from Babylon?

Read Isaiah 43:20-21; what reason does Isaiah give for Israel’s selection as a chosen people? What does that say about how we might tend to our relationship with God?

What parallels do you see between the life death and resurrection of Jesus and the Passover and Exodus?

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