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Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Announcements, Shelley's Blog | 0 comments

We are working on getting the rest of our Bible study lessons for the Old Testament year 1 posted. This has been slow going because that year in particular needs a lot of editing.

In other news, my mom, Shelley, is almost done with her year teaching at Anchorage Christian Schools. She is planning to visit the rest of her family in Phoenix beginning on May 19th. Needless to say, we are counting down the days! During this time, I hope to get some time to focus on completing year 1 and beginning to get the rest of the years of the Family Bible Plan online.

Thanks for visiting us!

LESSON 33 – The Plagues Part 1 – Exodus 6-7

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Old Testament Part 1, Uncategorized | 0 comments

LESSON 33 – The Plagues Part 1 – Exodus 6-7


  • How does God identify himself to Moses?
  • What does God tell Moses to say to the sons of Israel?
    • I am the LORD
    • I will bring you out
    • I will deliver you
    • I will also redeem you
    • I will take you for MY people
    • I will be you God
    • I will bring you to the land
    • I will give it to you for a possession
    • I am the LORD
  • How do the sons of Israel respond? Why?
  • What objection does Moses make about going back to Pharaoh?
  • To whom is God going to demonstrate that he is the LORD?

The First Plague: The Nile Turned to Blood

Background:  In the first plague Moses strikes the Nile with has staff and it is turned to blood. The Nile was worshipped as a god by the Egyptians.  They referred to the Nile as “the source of life.”  Another name for Egypt was “the gift of the Nile.”

When God turns the Nile to blood, what is he trying to show Pharaoh and the Egyptians about the true source of life?

LESSON 32 – Moses Returns to Egypt – Exodus 4:18-5

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Old Testament Part 1, Uncategorized | 1 comment

LESSON 32 – Moses Returns to Egypt – Exodus 4:18-5


  • Chapter 4:18-31
    • What does God say to Moses about what to expect from Pharaoh?
    • What prophecy about his son is Moses directed to deliver to Pharaoh?
    • Did the people question the message from Moses and Aaron?
    • What did they do when they heard that God was concerned for them?

NOTE:  Verses 24-26 relates briefly God’s threatening the life of Moses, because he has not circumcised his son, i.e., he has not had him marked with the sign of the covenant. This may have been a lesson to remind Moses that it is God’s wrath which is to be feared, not Pharaoh and that God’s ordinances are to be taken seriously (cf. Gen. 17:14). It is also a sign that God has provided the means by which to turn aside this wrath, involving blood and the sign of the covenant…elements which are to be repeated in the Passover that culminates in the deliverance of Israel from Egypt.

  • Chapter 5
    • In whose name does Moses make his request of Pharaoh?
    • What is Pharaoh’s reaction to Moses? What does Pharaoh say about his relationship to the LORD?
    • What command does Pharaoh give Moses and Aaron? What command does he give to the taskmasters and the foreman?
    • What does Pharaoh say is the real reason why Israel wished to go into the wilderness to worship the LORD?
    • What change has Moses brought about tor the people of Israel? Are they grateful?
    • What does Moses say to God?


Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Announcements, Shelley's Blog | 2 comments

Welcome to our website. The Family Bible Plan has been many years in the making. I’ve put this website together for my mom, Shelley Withem, because I greatly believe in her work. Through junior high and high school I went through the studies she wrote and I feel they had a huge hand in the love I have for God’s Word. They prepared me for my first year of Bible college (which in my opinion paled in comparison to the insights found in Shelley’s lessons). I sincerely hope that this resource is as much of a blessing to you as it has been to me.