John sets the stage that the entire world has fundamentally changed. Jesus, God’s son, eternal in nature, has come in utter humility to take the form of a baby to be with us! He left his rightful place in heaven to live perfectly in our place on earth. In this Jesus knows our experience as humans (Heb. 2:18).
The Law and the Covenant: We reviewed the Ten Commandments last week and this week will look to how we apply them in our lives. This passage sets forth the culture in which God’s people are to live. It lays out ways for the people to interact, live, and obey God. God is giving his design for a new society for his chosen people. These laws are still meaningful as we look at our current culture and what God desires it to be.
As you read, please consider these questions:
Read Exodus 14-15:21. As you read, please consider these questions:
This passage covers God’s requirements of the Passover where God “passes over” the homes of the Hebrews so that no plague befalls them. God is about to strike down
We encourage you to read the passages ahead of time either individually or with your families.