Delivering Children of Israel from Egypt (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Moses, Obedience

Read Exodus 7-12
  • How many of the ten plagues in Egypt can you name? Exodus 7:14 to12:13
  • Pharaoh and the Egyptians suffered a series of terrible plagues. These plagues included fish dying; too many frogs, lice, and flies; the death of all their cattle; hail storms; locusts; three days of darkness; and, finally, the death of all firstborn children. Why? Exodus 7 to 12
  • Which plagues were the magicians able to duplicate? Why?
  • Why did God keep hardening Pharaoh's heart? What was the purpose? Ex. 4:21; 7:3, 13, 14, 22, 23; 8:15, 32; 9:7, 12, 14
  • Is there anything symbolic about the plagues?
  • Does the world today face plagues similar to these?
  • What do they call themselves today? How do we deal with them?
  • Open your Bibles to Exodus 9:8 - chapter 13
  • How would you have handled the plagues?
  • What was the last and most awful plague, the one that finally persuaded Pharaoh to let the children of Israel go? Exodus 12:29-31
  • The children of Israel left Egypt about 1450 BCE. What do we call this event?
  • How is this event celebrated today? [You'll need to do some research.]
  • What did they have to do to avoid the plague of death? Exodus 12:22,23
  • Were the Children of Israel ready to leave Egypt? Why or why not?
  • Is it sometimes more comfortable to stay in a bad situation you know than to change to an unknown circumstance?
  • Led by Moses, the children of Israel were able to travel by day and by night. What did they follow by day "to lead them the way?" What gave them light at night? Exodus 13:21
  • What is significant about the "light?"
  • What does the annual festival called Passover commemorate? See Passover in a Bible Dictionary.
  • Is it still celebrated today?
  • Would you be willing to pick up and leave, not knowing where you were going?
  • What kind of trust in God does that require?