Just Men

OPEN

Have a group member read Exodus 6:14-30 aloud.

How closely does your family pay attention to lineage and family trees? Do you have any famous ancestors?

REFLECT

Why do you think the author takes this particular moment to establish the lineage of Moses and Aaron as descendants of Levi?

Based on the order of the genealogy, Aaron is Moses’ older brother. Reflecting back on Moses’ birth story, how does this detail change the way you perceive the bravery of their parents in the face of oppression? How might this detail complicate their current roles as leaders of Israel?

Look again at vv. 28-30. They act as a summary statement for all that has occurred since God spoke to Moses from the burning bush. Why do you think the author chose to reiterate only these particular ideas? What does the author want us to remember about God and about Moses from these chapters?

APPLY

What are some things God has called all Christians to that we are commonly afraid to do? What lies feed our fears?

Which of the fears you mentioned above do you battle personally? How does knowing Yahweh, the Great I Am, answer your fears and give you confidence?

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 6:14-30. Then go through these questions together:

// What do you know about your family’s history?

// How have you seen the Lord move through your family tree?

// Who are you more like, your father or your mother? How?

// What would you like your family legacy to be?

MOMENTS

Leverage opportunities to remind each other this week of your identity as a member of your family or as an adopted son/daughter of God. Commit to memory and recite John 1:12. “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

MILESTONES

When was the last time your family had a reunion? Consider picking a date for all of your family to gather and how that might be a spiritual milestone in the timeline of your family tree.