Exodus, Book 1 (1:1 through 6:27)
The sequel to the Book of Genesis begins with a major shift in tone, and raises the question: where is God when his people really need him?
A desperate mother lets her baby go into the hands of God, and unintentionally plays the first notes of a song that will shake the world.
Moses strikes a blow for justice on his people’s behalf, only to be driven away from his home, into the wilderness…by God.
Years after Moses accepted that God’s will for his life is a dead-end career on the far side of the wilderness, a strange sight catches his attention and changes everything.
Moses wrestles with a proposed career change, uncertain about whether the offer is legitimate.
Once again, a wife and mother holds the future of God’s redemption in her hands — and ends up saving the world.
The people of Israel take their first, faltering steps of faith…only to retreat when the king of Egypt pushes back.
As it becomes clear that no one really knows God, God steps forward and outlines how everyone is going to get to know him.