Wednesday Evening Bible Study 05/20/09

Exodus 7:8-25 –  God’s Supremacy In Egypt

In their first appearance to Pharoah Moses and Aaron do not have the commandment from the LORD to show His power (5:1-21).  Here we have them displaying the first sign of  the power of God to the Egyptian Pharoah.

OUTLINE –
I.  CONFRONTING THE POWER OF PHAROAH WITH THE POWER OF GOD (vv. 8-13).
II.  THE POWER OF THE EGYPTIAN DEITY “HAPI” IS CONFRONTED WITH THE POWER OF GOD(vv. 14-25).
III.  THE POWER OF GOD IS PUT ON DISPLAY THAT THE EGYPTIANS MIGHT KNOW THAT GOD IS GOD (vv. 14-18).
IV.  THE WATER OF EGYPT BECOMES BLOOD (vv. 19-21).
V.  COUNTERFEIT MAGICIANS, HARDENED HEART OF PHAROAH, AND UNDRINKABLE WATER (vv. 22-25).

Study Questions –

1.  The rod, and the miracle of the rod became a source of authority before the Pharoah.  True        False  (vv. 8-10)

2.  It is believed by some that there are ___serpents__ in the Egyptian deserts that can be stiffened at the neck to appear as a rod. (v. 11)

3.  The superiority of the Rod of God is shown over the Egyptian magicians rods by…       (v. 12)
A.  …hardened heart of Pharoah.    B.  …the foolish display of the magicians.
C.  …Aaron’s rod swallowing the other serpents.    D.  Neither A, B, or C.

4.  By the power displayed through the Rod of God we can know that God’s power is immeasurable, awesome, and trustworthy.  True   False

5.  Because of the hardened ___heart    of Pharoah, he    refused    to let the children of Israel    go   .  (vv. 13-14)

6.  God through His servants gives warning to “Let My people go”, or the water will be turned to     blood    .  (vv. 15-18)

7.  With the     River     turning to blood there would be other repercussions:  (vv. 15-19)
A.  A  pleasant odor across the land.    B.  A fowl and offensive odor.
C.  Dead fish.                D.  Both B & C.

8.  The name of the Egyptian god of the Nile River is     Hapi      – and according to Wikipedia, “was a      deification     of the annual flooding (inundation) of the Nile River, in Egyptian mythology, which deposited rich silt on its banks, allowing the Egyptians to grow crops.” From Wikipedia Online Encylopedia (vv. 15-18)

9.  The turning of the Nile River to blood would make the water more apetizing, and thirst quenching.  True   False  (vv. 15-18)

10.  The      Egyptian           magicians     only made the matter worse for Egypt.  (vv. 19-25)

-Tim A. Blankenship

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