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

Discussion

  • 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?