STUDY OUTLINE OF EXODUS

KEY WORD
Redemption

MEANING OF EXODUS
“Way out” or “Outgoing”

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER
Moses

OUTSTANDING EVENTS
Training of Moses, ten plagues, institution of the Passover, the Exodus, 
giving of the Law, prescription of a ritual, appointment of a priesthood, 
construction of the Tabernacle

The connection between Genesis and Exodus is intimate: Genesis is a word of promise; 
Exodus is a work of fulfillment. In Genesis a People is chosen; in Exodus a People 
is called.

OUTLINE

I. Subjection – Israel in Egypt (1-12:36)
    A. The Persecution of the People (1)
       1. Israel’s expansion in Egypt (1:1-12)
       2. Israel’s oppression by Egypt (1:13-22)

    B. The Preparation of a Saviour (2-4:28)
       1. Moses’ preparation in Egypt (2:1-15)
       2. Moses’ preparation in Midian (2:16-25)

    C. The Plan and Progress of Redemption (4:29-12:36)
       1. The eight requests, beginning with 5:1-3
       2. The eight refusals, beginning with 5:2
       3. The eight requitals, beginning with 7:20

II. Emancipation – Israel from Egypt to Sinai (12:37-18:27)
     A. From Goshen to the Red Sea (12:37-14:14)
     B. Through the Red Sea (14:15-15:21)
     C. From Red Sea to Sinai (15:22-19:2)

III. Revelation – Israel at Sinai (19:3-chapter 40)
     A. The Will of God Disclosed (19-31)
        1. The law
        2. The tabernacle
        3. The priesthood
        4. The service

    B. The Will of God Contemned (31-34)
       1. The great transgression
       2. The great displeasure
       3. The law and the covenant renewed

    C. The Will of God Fulfilled (35-40)
       1. The construction of the Tabernacle
       2. The completion of the Tabernacle
       3. The consecration of the Tabernacle

EGYPT, A TYPE OF THE WORLD
    1) Its material wealth and power
    2) Its fleshly wisdom and false religion
    3) Its despotic prince, Pharaoh, who is a figure of Satan
    4) Its organization on the principles of force, human aggrandizement, ambition, 
       and pleasure
    5) Its persecution of the people of God
    6) Its overthrow by Divine judgment

THE EXODUS AND THE GOSPEL

Main Points of Comparison:
    1) The Exodus brought a mighty emancipation for Israel. The gospel brings 
       deliverance from the guilt and penalty and bondage of sin.
    2) The Exodus centered in the Passover and the slain Lamb. The gospel centers 
       in the great Passover of Calvary and the Lamb of God.
    3) The Exodus became forever afterwards commemorated in the Passover feast. 
       So Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us, therefore, let us keep the feast 
       (1 Corinthians 5:7).

Main Points of Contrast:
    1) The sheltering blood in Exodus was an animal. In the gospel it is Christ.
    2) The Exodus was national and limited. The gospel is universal and extends to 
       “whosoever will.”
    3) The one was deliverance from physical bondage, the other spiritual. The first 
       deliverance was temporal; Christ’s is eternal. The first opened up the way 
       to an earthly Canaan, the other to a heavenly.
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