I AM | SERIES INTRODUCTION

The baby in the basket. The burning bush. The plagues. The parting of the Red Sea.
Manna from heaven. Mt. Sinai. The Ten Commandments. The Ark of the Covenant.
The Tabernacle. The Golden Calf.

All these images pop up within our minds when we think about the book of Exodus. While this mental imagery may be strong, we can often overlook the actual story going on. The title of the book Exodus is derived from the Greek word exodos, which means “exit” or “departure.” The book of Exodus gives us an account of the birth of the nation of Israel. The book of Exodus describes to us a story of salvation. In our study we will see how God fulfills His promise to Abraham to make his descendants a great nation. Yet the way God responds to His people takes us through many twists and turns along the path of deliverance from the greatest superpower in the ancient world. The character, nature, and power of God is put on full display in the book of Exodus. Throughout our study we will come to see God as a sovereign, redeeming, faithful, powerful, and personal God. Our story ends with hope and assurance as God’s presence dwells with His people.