OIA for Sermon on 06/10/12

This week Joe reviewed the five Epochs of Biblical History and discussed how Christians should view the exodus of Israel. Hebrews 3 will serve as the main text for this weeks questions.

1. Are there any cultural or background issues that are important in understanding the listed passages?
2. What key word(s)/phrase(s) really stand(s) out to you in these/this passage(s) of scripture? Why are/is they/it important?
3. Which scripture passage did you find most intriguing or interesting? Why?

1. Compare the used passages with at least 3 other Bible versions (NIV, ESV, NASB, NKJV, Ect.) What similarities/differences do you observe? Share with your group.
2. Are there any verbs, commands, prepositions, or conjunctions, that seemed to stand out (if any)? What? Why? Share.
3. Read through at least 2-3 commentaries on the listed passage and share what your learned with your group. Here are some free online resources. (http://net.bible.org) (http://www.blueletterbible.org/) (http://biblia.com)

1. Take some time to discuss and review the 5 Epochs of Biblical History. What are they? Why are they important? Which Epoch did the exodus take place in?
2. How is the exodus a picture of salvation? Explain.
3. What other symbols of Christ can you find in the Exodus story? (Exodus 3-17) Share with your group.
4. When was your last “wilderness” experience? What did God teach you during it? How did you grow from it? Share.
5. How would you explain Hebrews 3:16-19 to a new believer who did not understand what was being said in the biblical text?

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