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Preaching of EXode book


A book about Presence and response to Presence (how then should we live)

Why studying Exodus today?

We live in uncertain times today. Prospects are not encouraging. A lot of instability (people (movement/displacement), economy (not sure if one will keep his job, will get one, if business will continue, if the NGO will close down, etc.

People “groan”, cry for help (for children to be fed, for rent to be paid, for children to go to school. There is distress, pressure, etc.

People (the audience) are silently asking: “Where is God in all this? Does he listen? Does he care? Does he hear? Does he act? Can we trust him? Should we trust him? Shall we trust him?

As we reflect on and prepare the exposition, we keep in mind questions such as these:

How can Exodus teach how to live in a deteriorating, understating societal contact?
How similar or different are we to the Israelites in Exodus. How to build a community at a time and in a context such as this?

As “a book about (God’s) Presence and (people’s) response to it, Exodus is very appropriate for us to study it at this time

It is it important to teach people how to respond to challenges of life by helping them know who God is as he reveals himself in the Bible in general and in Exodus in particular

so they are not disappointed wrongly by God
so we do not conclude he is absent    
suffering is a reality we cannot ignore but because of God’s presence suffering is not the end

A snapshot of the book

The book of Exodus is divided into two halves (chaps.1-18) and (chap.20-40) with Presence (chap.19) in the middle

First half is about Presence as Rescue (deliverance, salvation, rescue)
The second half is about Covenant as a means of response to Presence

Exodus presents God (Yahweh) as the God who is with his people, who rescues, protects, guides, provides for, forgives, and disciplines the people who call him their God and who call themselves his people.

The book begins with these words: “And these are the names:” (“and”, though missing in many translations), thus connecting Genesis 46:8-27 and Exodus 1; linking the promise of a descendance with the reality of the promise (a teeming swarm)

The book looks at the present (a miraculous multiplication), from the perspective of the past (God’s promise to Abraham) with a hint at what must come (the promise of land). The book thus connects past, present and future.
It opens by pointing at the miraculous multiplication, as a means for recollection, for remembrance of God’s covenant-promise in the midst of continuing tension between God’s promise and the threats that oppose it.

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