The Birth of Moses (Exodus 2:1 – 10)

Scripture Text:

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Exodus 2:1 – 10

Questions:

1. Who were the key “mother” figures in your growing up years? What did you most appreciate about them?

2. What about your upbringing was a “cross-cultural experience”?

3. What would Moses gain by growing up in the royal household? How might this be good (or bad) for Israel?

4. Pharaoh’s daughter felt sorry for the Hebrew baby despite her father’s ruling? Have you ever felt love for someone who others oppressed or neglected?

5. What unusual events shaped your place in God’s purposes?

6. (If you have adopted children) In what ways does this story relate to your child and his or her adoption? How can you explain to your child God’s role in his or her adoption story?

7. Has your adopted child expressed an interest in his or her birth family roots? If so, how do you feel about it? If not, how will you feel if it occurs in the future? What other critical issues do you face as an adoptive family?

8. What was the most important need God met in this story?

  • a baby’s need for loving care
  • a mother’s need to see her baby survive
  • an adoptive mother’s longing for a son of her own
  • a people’s need for a leader
  • God’s need of a deliverer for His people
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