Exodus Outline

Theme: Exodus means the way out, and the book is about God’s faithful provision of salvation’s deliverance to His people (1 Cor. 10:13). God’s power to save is greater than the enemy’s power to destroy; it gives birth to a covenanted people; and it calls those people to respond in reverent worship and faithful obedience.

Why study Exodus?

Whose idea was Exodus?

What is Exodus about?

  1. The need for deliverance and the provision of a deliverer (1:1-4:31).
    1. Israel’s need for deliverance (1:1-14).
      1. Israel’s need for deliverance was unknown to her in her prosperity (1:1-7).
      2. Israel’s need for deliverance was unknown to Pharaoh in his wisdom (1:8-12).
      3. Israel’s need for deliverance became known through slavery (1:13-14).
    2. The provision of a deliverer (1:15-2:10).
      1. God delivers Israel through two midwives (1:15-21).
        1. They were Hebrews (1:15a).
        2. Their names were known (1:15b).
        3. They feared God (1:16-21).
      2. God delivers Israel through Pharaoh’s daughter (1:22 – 2:10).
        1. The deliverer was the daughter of the destroyer (1:22-2:3).
        2. The deliverer was a humane person (2:4-6).
        3. The deliverer was the employer of Moses’s mother (2:7-9).
        4. The deliverer was influential for Moses’s future (2:10).
    3. The deliverer’s preparation (2:11-25).
      1. Moses made a life-changing decision (2:11-15a).
      2. Moses learned a life-regulating patience (2:15b-22).
      3. Moses’s God heard a life-saving cry (2:23-25).
    4. The deliverer’s call (3:1-4:31).
      1. God’s declaration of deliverance (3:1-10).
        1. God declares His unapproachable holiness (3:1-5).
        2. God declares His covenant to the fathers (3:6).
        3. God declares His love for those in need (3:7-9).
        4. God declares His desire to use a human instrument (3:10).
      2. Two answers for the questions of the deliverer (3:11-17).
        1. Who am I? (3:11-12).
        2. What is His name? (3:13-17).
      3. Promised provision for the deliverer (3:18-22).
      4. Three exhortations for the excuses of the deliverer (4:1-17).
        1. They will not believe me (4:1-10).
        2. I am not eloquent (4:11-12).
        3. Someone else would do better (4:13-17).
      5. The obedience of the deliverer (4:18-31).
  2. The deliverance (5:1-18:27).
    1. Deliverance resisted (5:1-7:13).
    2. Deliverance irresistible (7:14-12:36).
    3. Deliverance executed (12:37-13:22).
    4. Deliverance irreversible (14:1-31).
    5. Deliverance celebrated (15:1-21).
    6. Deliverance lamented (15:22-17:7).
    7. Deliverance blessed (17:8-18:27).
  3. The life of the delivered (19:1-40:38).
    1. A covenantal life (19:1-25).
    2. A lawful life (20:1-24:18).
    3. A worshipping life (25:1-40:38).
      1. Worship designed by God (25:1-31:18).
      2. Worship counterfeited by man (32:1-33:23).