EXPERIENCE Bel Air Church’s new sermon series on Exodus: Oppression & Liberation. We hope you join us in person each Sunday [ 8:30, 11 a.m., or 6 p.m., except 10/7 will be at: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. ] to see how this ancient story can be applied today and how we are all on our own journey from oppression to liberation. This ARTWORK was specially commissioned by talented graphic painter, Scott Erickson, @scottthepainter. He is the same artist who created the art we had as our Stations of the Cross during Lent.
week 1: September 2
Join us, as we reveal a new piece of art every Sunday. We hope that you will have a Christ-centered conversation with someone who is not part
of Bel Air Church each week. See discussion questions below or the postcard in the bulletin each week... Mail to a friend or keep it as a reminder.
Oppression & Liberation
READ: Exodus 1:1–10
MAIN IDEA: God is a God of RESCUE...in Exodus times & today!
1. Describe a season of peace in your life that was unexpectedly disrupted. How did this make you feel?
2. How do you navigate difficult times? Who or what do you rely on for strength? Explain.
3. Have you ever considered Exodus as both history and as a parable (lesson to be learned)? How could this relate to your life?
week 2: September 9
Oppression in Egypt
READ: Exodus 1:8–22; 2:23–25
MAIN IDEA: In their oppression, they kept turning their hearts to God in prayer so they didn’t let the bitterness in.
1. Where do you see the oppression of people in the world today? How do you think God is moving in these circumstances?
2. When faced with a moral dilemma, do you take a side or stay on the sidelines? Why?
3. Do you see bullying or demeaning behavior happening first hand? If so, how might you be present in that moment?
week 3: September 16
Encountering I AM
READ: Exodus 3:1–4:31
MAIN IDEA: God wants you to understand how deeply He knows and loves you.
1. What is something you have experienced that is difficult to describe to others?
2. What is an experience that has changed your perspective of God?
3. What impresses you about the fact that God wants to be experienced personally?
week 4: September 23
READ: Exodus 5:1–6:12
MAIN IDEA: Faith stands opposite to skepticism.
1. Have you ever encountered strong skepticism in which others reject God or your faith? If so, how did you respond?
2. Have you experienced skepticism from others when you are leading? How did that make you feel?
3. What can we learn from how Moses responded to skepticism?
week 5: September 30
READ: Exodus 6:28–12:30
week 6: October 7
Blood of the Lamb
READ: Exodus 12:1–13:16
week 7: October 14
Parting of the Red Sea
READ: Exodus 13:17–14:31
week 8: October 21
Worship In the Wilderness
READ: Exodus 15.1–21