Drawn Out

OPEN

Have a group member read Exodus 2:1-10 aloud. Then have another group member read Acts 7:17-22.

How does the account in Acts add to your understanding of the account in Exodus?

REFLECT

What purpose does this “scene” in the life of Moses serve? How does it look back to what has already occurred and prepare us for what is to come?

The Hebrew midwives feared God more than Pharaoh. How do we see others demonstrate the same kind of bravery in this scene?

As we will see throughout the book of Exodus, Moses foreshadows Christ. What similarities can you find between the birth story of Moses and the birth story of Jesus? Scan through Matthew 2:1-18 to help with your answer.

APPLY

Moses’ parents see a hopeless situation turn into a hope-filled one by the sovereign hand of God. How have you seen God do this in your own life?

Exodus 2 describes the birth of hope. Have a group member read Romans 15:13 aloud. Why is it important to remember that we serve a God who fits this description? How should it change the way we regard people or situations that seem beyond hope?

CLOSE

What attribute of God did you see in this week’s passage that particularly struck you? How should it change the way you pray, think, speak or act this week?

IDEAS FOR FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP

TIME

Set aside a time this week for your household to read Exodus 2:1-10. Then go through these questions together:

// What do we know about what our grandparents or great-grandparents went through when they were growing up?

// How were their lives different from ours? What difficulty did their generations face?

// Moses is rescued out of the Nile River. How is baptism for us a symbol of being rescued out of the water?

// Share with each other struggles that you’d like to be rescued from.

MOMENTS

Leverage opportunities this week to tell your family about God being a refuge—a place of safety and protection for His children. Opportunities might come up when a child is scared or struggling. As a reminder of our redemption, share the gospel—the good news of God’s plan to rescue the world from the problem of sin through Jesus Christ.

MILESTONES

Being given a name is a significant milestone. Talk about why you named your kids what you named them. If there is a spiritual reason, share with them the hope of blessing you’ve given them in their name.