Paradise Lost

Exodus, Book 1 (1:1 through 6:27)

The Gospel According to Moses (Exodus 1:1-22)

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?

The Baptism of a Messiah (Exodus 2:1-10)

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.

The Flight of a Messiah (Exodus 2:11-25)

Moses strikes a blow for justice on his people’s behalf, only to be driven away from his home, into the wilderness…by God.

The Testing of a Messiah, Part 1 (Exodus 3:1-15)

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.

The Testing of a Messiah, Part 2 (Exodus 3:16-4:18)

Moses wrestles with a proposed career change, uncertain about whether the offer is legitimate.

The Sacrifice of a Messiah (Exodus 4:19-31)

Once again, a wife and mother holds the future of God’s redemption in her hands — and ends up saving the world.

The Rejection of a Messiah (Exodus 5:1-6:1)

The people of Israel take their first, faltering steps of faith…only to retreat when the king of Egypt pushes back.

The Revelation of God (Exodus 6:2-27)

As it becomes clear that no one really knows God, God steps forward and outlines how everyone is going to get to know him.

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