Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Lesson 9 / Exodus 15:1-21: Praise for the Past and Hope for the Future / TBC Men's Study 2016-2017 / Exodus: God Rescues His People

Sorry for the inconvenience of not posting the IVP questions.  Intervarsity Press asked that I not repost their study so that it will drive traffic to their site.  Use the link above to access the core questions for this study.

For further consideration:
ID: Inductive Questions (Asking the text questions like who, what, where, when, why, & how?”)
CR: Cross References (Comparing Scripture to Scripture, understanding the vague by the clear.)
WS: Word Study (Understanding definition, theological meaning, and usages in other passages.)
0.  ID (15:1-18) One of the helpful study tactics is to look at a poem’s structure.  Here are a few approaches to this song
·       This song can be divided into three sections by the literary feature, repetition.  Which three verses contain this feature? 
·       The first few verses are written in the first person (I, me, we, us, mine, ours). Which verse begins using the second person (you, your)?  Is that an important shift?
·       The first half of the poem focuses on what the Lord did.  The second half focuses on its effect on people who hear about it.  Where does that transition take place?
·       Some commentators see the poem as divided in the three strophes (vv. 2-5, 6-10, 11-18).  Why would they divide the poem into those three sections?

2b.  ID  (15:1-18) List the attributes of God that are explicitly stated in this section and then the ones that are implied.  Do you think about these attributes more or less often than some others?

6b.  Have you ever heard or learned a song or chorus based on words in this poem?  Do you sing “Scripture choruses” very often?  How do you think this song would be received in your church’s worship service?

2b. ID (15:22-25) How long did this spirit of praise to and appreciation for God’s strength, salvation, and faithfulness last?  What distracted them?  What is the lesson for us?

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