|November 2013 Sunday School Topics
|Superintendent: Assistant Pastor Jerald L. Bryant
Sunday Morning: 10:30 - 11:30 am
|Christlike Ministries of Deliverance International, Inc.
Sunday School Department
|Please click on the scripture text to access BibleGateway.com - an online Bible to read the
passage in multiple versions of the Bible.
|Introduction: We have no idea why Moses though he was to deliver his people from bondage in Egypt (Acts 7:25),
though it may have been told to him by his mother. He seems to have misinterpreted this in defending a fellow Hebrew
from an Egyptian taskmaster (Exod. 2:11-12). Killing the Egyptian taskmaster was not God’s idea of how to deliver His
people. This could illustrate a bad example of carrying out God’s revealed will in a self-appointed and human way. It
proved to be too little too soon.
In preparing God’s people for something big, God often prepares a man for the task. Moses had the best formal
education of his day but needed a clear call from God to really be ready.
Facts: to discern the essential elements of the way God worked with and through Moses.
Principle: to see how God works through people, whether He utilizes their natural gifts or works contrary to them.
Application: to be on alert to events and circumstances that could represent the leading of the Lord for service and
1. God knows each of us and our circumstances better than we know ourselves (Exod. 3:7; Ps. 139:1-6).
2. God hears and answers the cries of His children (Exod. 3:8-9; Ps. 18:6; Jonah 2:2).
3. In His goodness and grace, God usually enlists people to accomplish His plans (Exod. 3:10).
4. God always enables those He enlists for His service (Exod. 3:11-12; Isa. 41:10; Phil. 4:13).
5. It is God’s character that ultimately motivates men to trust and obey (Exod. 3:13-15).
6. To be effective, God’s Word must be shared (vss. 16-17).
|November 3, 2013 - Preparation for Deliverance - Exod. 3:7-17
Golden Text: “The Lord God . . . appeared unto me, saying, I have . . . seen that which is done to you in Egypt: and I have
said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt” (Exodus 3:16-17).
|Introduction: Most people know how the nation of America was formed; it resulted from the rebellion of subjects
under the rule of an arbitrary monarch. The struggle to obtain freedom was long and hard, and the formation of a
government was difficult. By contrast, the formation of the nation of Israel took place overnight. God acted in
dramatic and decisive ways. He performed mighty miracles never seen before or since. He established the way in which
a person should show belief in Him and His deliverance through a memorial ceremony, the Passover. He told Israel to
remember His deliverance through the sacrifice of a lamb. This ultimately pointed to Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God,
who takes away the sin of the world.
Facts: to see clearly the hand of God at work in delivering Israel from Egypt.
Principle: to understand that God did this in a unique manner for both Israel’s and our instruction.
Application: to live daily under the sovereignty of a loving, miracle-working God.
1. Redemption by God always signals a new beginning (Exod. 12:1-2; I Cor. 5:17).
2. The way of redemption needs to be proclaimed to all men (Exod. 12:3-4; Matt. 28:18-20).
3. Purity of motive and action displays true faith and obedience (Exod. 12:5-6; Isa. 29:13).
4. Clear directions from God warrant full obedience to God (Exod. 12:7-10; cf. Josh. 1:8).
5. God is gracious to redeem, but He will judge those who are His enemies (Exod. 12:11-13).
6. Wise is the man who regularly remembers his redemption by the Lord (vs. 14).
|November 10, 2013 - Beginning of Passover - Exod. 12:1-14
Golden Text: “This day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye
shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever” (Exodus 12:14).
|Introduction: It was one thing for Israel to walk out of Egypt and head for the Promised Land. But how were they to
escape the grasp of Pharaoh and his army, whom they could see following them? They had not at this point in their
journey put enough distance between themselves and Egypt to be securely away. They were not beyond the reach of
Pharaoh’s horses and chariots. They had a long way to go, and the Red Sea was just ahead of them. There seemed to
be no way they could escape.
God’s way of deliverance from our problems is not always obvious. We can apply our common sense and do what
we can see we need to do in order to deal with adversity, but sometimes there seems to be no good way to proceed. We
often have to wait and see what God will do. When God indicates the way to go, we then must respond immediately.
Facts: to see how God delivered Israel from Egypt and cut off any way for them to go back.
Principle: to realize that in Christ, we are cut off from any power the world might have over us.
Application: to apply the principle in daily life to the spiritually negative attractions of the world.
1. When at God’s direction men act in faith, God will act in power (Exod. 14:21; cg. Matt. 17:20; Mark 9:23).
2. God will provide for and protect those who fully obey Him (Exod. 14:22).
3. The Lord, who protects His people, also fights against their enemies (vss. 23-25).
4. Faith does not ask God how but simply obeys Him fully and immediately (vss. 26-27).
5. In the end, God will see His people prevail (vss. 28-29).
6. God’s past miracles serve as reminders of His present-day power (vs. 30; cf. vs. 31).
|November 17, 2013 - Beginning of Freedom - Exod. 14:21-30
Golden Text: “Thus the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians” (Exodus 14:30).
|Introduction: Many of our daily activities seem to have little spiritual value. Washing our faces and combing our hair
are some of the things we need to do to look acceptable in society. However, in a broader sense, since as believers our
bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 3:16), we should take care that we conduct every element of our day –
no matter how mundane it may seem – in a way that honors the Lord. This will show reverence and respect for the
Lord and remind us that we are His representatives to others in this world. How we respect Him and conduct our lives
speaks to the world if they will but listen.
Facts: to see what Moses did in obedience to God’s commands.
Principle: to understand the significance of obeying God and the way He responds.
Application: to live our lives so as to be a living tabernacle, holy to the Lord.
1. Biblical obedience requires full commitment to whatever God commands (Exod. 40:16; Deut. 29:29; Josh. 1:8).
2. Everything that God commands has a purpose (Exod. 40:17-19).
3. In the service of God, the details do matter (vss. 20-21).
4. God-pleasing worship is always founded on purity and sacrifice (Exod. 40:29-30; cf. Heb. 10:1-10).
5. The knowledge of God’s presence serves as both a comfort and a warning (Exod. 40:34).
6. In every generation, God directs His people (Exod. 40:38; II Tim. 3:16-17).
|November 24, 2013 - Beginning of the Tabernacle - Exod. 40:16-21, 29-30, 34, 38
Golden Text: “The cloud of the Lord was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of
Israel, throughout all their journeys” (Exodus 40:38).