THE PLAGUES: GOD’S JUDGEMENTS ON EGYPT (1)
1. The Sign of the Snake: Preview of the Plagues 7:8-135
The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Perform a miracle,’ then say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,’ and it will become a snake.” (7:8-9)
2. The Plague of the Blood 7:14-25
“Let my people go, so that they may worship me in the desert. But until now you have not listened….By this you will know that I am the LORD: ….I will strike the water of the Nile, and it will be changed into blood.” (7:16-17)
3. The Plague of the Frogs 8:1-15
Go to Pharaoh and say to him, “This is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me. 2 If you refuse to let them go, I will plague your whole country with frogs….They will come up into your palace and your bedroom and onto your bed, into the houses …. and into your ovens and kneading troughs.” (18:1-3)
4. The Plague of Gnats 8:16-19
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the ground,’ and throughout the land of Egypt the dust will become gnats.” (8:16) “This is the finger of God.” (8:19)
a. Miraculous signs attest that God’s prophets are sent from Him.
b. The Church believes and accepts the miraculous signs of the prophets.
c. Power encounter continues to affirm the Christian faith today.
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Name the signs and “proofs” God gave Pharaoh to convince him that He is the Lord, and that he should let His people go in each of the sections.
Why must we accept our Christianity by faith? Is there any other way? What are some ways to help us have more “faith” in our Christianity?
Share testimonies of power encounter you have personally experienced or have heard from others. Do they, and how do they, strengthen your faith?