Chapter 9 The Trip To The Promised Land


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Moses- Leading the Hebrews from Egypt
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  • Chapter 9 The Trip To The Promised Land

    1. 1. The Trip to the Promised Land Moses leads his People
    2. 2. <ul><li>Israelites overjoyed about freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Headed to Canaan </li></ul><ul><li>Miriam—sister of Moses </li></ul><ul><li>Aaron—brother to Moses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sang songs; played tambourine </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>No GPS system in the wilderness </li></ul><ul><li>wander many years </li></ul><ul><li>transition from slavery to free people to serve God </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Headed to Mount Sinai </li></ul><ul><li>God helped lead the way </li></ul><ul><li>God tests the Israelites </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Complain, complain, complain….. </li></ul><ul><li>They did not always follow God’s will. </li></ul><ul><li>Forgot what God had done for them. </li></ul><ul><li>Grumbled against Moses for their hardships </li></ul>
    6. 6. God always pulled through! <ul><li>Hebrews doubted/God showed faithfulness </li></ul><ul><li>God performed miracles </li></ul><ul><li>complaint of bitter water—God had Moses change it to drinkable water </li></ul><ul><li>no food/quail </li></ul><ul><li>more food/manna </li></ul><ul><li>more water/water from a rock </li></ul>
    7. 7. Moses is reunited <ul><li>Moses reunites with his family </li></ul><ul><li>All continue on the journey </li></ul><ul><li>Exodus/journey are signs of God leading his people </li></ul><ul><li>In our age, we too are called to follow God’s plan for us </li></ul>
    8. 8. God gives his people “the law” <ul><li>Arrived at Mt. Sinai </li></ul><ul><li>Moses and God had a chit/chat on top of the mountain </li></ul><ul><li>“ shall be to me a kingdom of priests, a holy nation”—Exodus 19:6 </li></ul>
    9. 9. Moses gives everyone the “low down” <ul><li>Moses tells everyone what God said </li></ul><ul><li>“ Everything the Lord has said, we will do” (Exodus 19:8) </li></ul><ul><li>3 days later, God appears to the group </li></ul>
    10. 10. Moses is summoned <ul><li>God calls Moses </li></ul><ul><li>He gets the Ten Commandments </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the laws/keep the covenant </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus— growing up Jewish , learned these commandments and obeyed these laws </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>God gave other laws in Exodus and Leviticus </li></ul><ul><li>Moses shared the laws with his people </li></ul><ul><li>They agreed to follow them </li></ul><ul><li>Moses wrote them down </li></ul>
    12. 12. An altar for the “one true God” <ul><li>Stone altar with 12 pillars </li></ul><ul><li>12 pillars represent 12 tribes of Israel </li></ul><ul><li>a.k.a. the twelve sons of Jacob </li></ul><ul><li>sacrifice of young bulls as a peace offering </li></ul><ul><li>sealed the covenant </li></ul><ul><li>“ This is the blood of the covenant which the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words of his” (Exodus 24:8) </li></ul>
    13. 13. Symbolic Numbers <ul><li>40 days and 40 nights— </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moses spent on the mountain top </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40 is a symbolic number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noah—40 days/nights on the ark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus—after baptism spent 40 days in desert </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>12 pillars of stone that Moses set up </li></ul><ul><li>These pillars also symbolize the 12 tribes of Israel </li></ul><ul><li>12 is also symbolic of the 12 apostles </li></ul>
    15. 15. The New Covenant <ul><li>We have a new covenant with God </li></ul><ul><li>We obtained it at “The Last Supper” </li></ul><ul><li>“This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.” (Luke 22:20) </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>The Big Ten </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>I am the Lord your God; you shall not have strange gods before me. </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>1. First Commandment </li></ul><ul><li>Do you worship the false gods of status, consumerism or peer approval? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you ignore or avoid old friends in order to be part of the popular crowd? Do you make unreasonable demands on your parents for clothes or money? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you give support to your peers when they tell racial or ethnic jokes? Do you show indifference toward the poor and think of them as losers by social standards? </li></ul>
    19. 19. <ul><li>You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>2. Second Commandment </li></ul><ul><li>Do you use language that you would never speak in front of your grandmother? </li></ul><ul><li>Is your language a reflection of a low opinion of others and insults? </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>Remember to keep hold the Lord’s Day </li></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>3. Third Commandment </li></ul><ul><li>Do you skip mass because few of your friends go to church or because you feel that the gift of God’s presence should be as entertaining as MTV? </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Honor your father and your mother </li></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>4. Fourth Commandment </li></ul><ul><li>Do you thank your parents for what they do for you? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you offer to help around the house? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you value your family members as much as you do your friends? </li></ul>
    25. 25. <ul><li>You shall not kill </li></ul>
    26. 26. <ul><li>5. Fifth Commandment </li></ul><ul><li>Do you value your life and that of others? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you watch violent movies and play violent video games and think nothing of the killing involved? </li></ul>
    27. 27. <ul><li>You shall not commit adultery </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>6. Sixth Commandment </li></ul><ul><li>Do you use other people for your own selfish pleasure? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you lie to get others to act against their values? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you true to your friends? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you respect your parents and their relationship? </li></ul>
    29. 29. <ul><li>You shall not steal </li></ul>
    30. 30. <ul><li>7. Seventh Commandment </li></ul><ul><li>Do you cheat on tests or homework? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you ever shoplift or take things that don't belong to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you respect other’s possessions? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you follow copyright laws pertaining to downloading music, movies, copying cd’s dvd’s, plagiarism? </li></ul>
    31. 31. <ul><li>You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor </li></ul>
    32. 32. <ul><li>8. Eighth Commandment </li></ul><ul><li>Do you gossip or pass on rumors that hurt other people? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you be trusted to keep a confidence? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you lie to protect your own ego, even if someone will be hurt? </li></ul>
    33. 33. <ul><li>You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife </li></ul>
    34. 34. <ul><li>Ninth Commandment </li></ul><ul><li>Are you envious of others? Do you resent their popularity or success? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you feel you have to put others down in order to feel better about yourself? </li></ul>
    35. 35. <ul><li>You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods </li></ul>
    36. 36. <ul><li>10. Tenth Commandment </li></ul><ul><li>Do you resent your parents when they tell you they cannot afford to buy the things that you feel you need to keep up with your friends? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you ever ask your parents what their financial worries are? </li></ul>
    37. 37. Here goes that circle… <ul><li>The Commandments Revisited </li></ul><ul><li>Moses on mountain top with God </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God gave the “tablets that the laws would be written on” to Moses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reminded Moses that people were to worship only the one, true God </li></ul></ul>
    38. 38. <ul><li>Moses was gone for awhile </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews grew restless—waiting </li></ul><ul><li>wanted a “god” to worship—didn’t know what happened to Moses </li></ul><ul><li>asked Aaron to give them one </li></ul><ul><li>they made a calf of gold </li></ul><ul><li>Moses came down from the mountain </li></ul><ul><li>He was not happy </li></ul>
    39. 39. Moses missed his anger management class! <ul><li>Throws tablets down/broke </li></ul><ul><li>He punished those responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Begged God to forgive them </li></ul><ul><li>God calls Moses back up to the mountain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>spends another 40 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>has him write the commandments on the tablets </li></ul></ul>
    40. 40. <ul><li>Moses is glowing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>returned from the mountain glowing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>had to wear a veil in front of the Hebrews </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dwelling Place </li></ul><ul><ul><li>instructed to build a “dwelling place for God” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contributed personal belongings to do it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>meeting tent, movable because they were not at a place of permanence yet </li></ul></ul>
    41. 41. <ul><li>Ark of the covenant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>wooden box where the 10 Commandments were stored </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dwelling Place specifics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ark of the covenant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>altars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>furniture needed for worship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vestments for priests </li></ul></ul>
    42. 42. <ul><li>Characteristics of the “Dwelling Place” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God entered the 1 st day of each month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>symbol of God is represented by thunder and lightning over the tent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>felt God was with them </li></ul></ul>
    43. 43. <ul><li>40 year journey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>long time to get there </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>many changes to people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>told in “Book of Numbers” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 th book of the Bible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hebrew: In the desert </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>English: 2 censuses—took place during the journey </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    44. 44. <ul><li>The cloud </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God made his presence known with a cloud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>when it moved, they moved </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>when it was stationary, they were stationary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>helped them know that God was guiding them </li></ul></ul>
    45. 45. Finally here..whoopee… <ul><li>Arrive in Canaan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>should be happy, jumping for job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>griping about the food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tried to overtake Canaan without God’s consent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>failed—can’t do anything without God wanting it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>success depended on God </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>grumbling about manna </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>tired of same old, same old </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>God sends poisonous snakes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>told Moses to build a bronze snake </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>if people look at snake, they would not be bitten/recover </li></ul></ul>
    46. 46. Comparisons <ul><li>Moses raises the serpent in the desert to save the Hebrews </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus raises up from the dead so we may have eternal life </li></ul>