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Esther 5-7 Questions

Esther 5-7 Questions

HAMAN’S PLAN BACKFIRES Esther 5:1-7:10 Key Verse: 7:3 “Then Queen Esther answered, ‘If I have found favor with you, Your Majesty, and if it pleases you, grant me my life—this is my petition. And spare my people—this is my request.’” 1. What risk was Esther taking by coming into King Xerxes’ inner court? (4:11, 5:1) How had she gained the courage to do this? (4:16, 5:1a) 2. What was Xerxes’ response to Esther, and how does this illustrate the reward…

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Esther 3:1-4:17 Questions

Esther 3:1-4:17 Questions

DELIVERANCE WILL ARISE Esther 3:1-4:17, Key Verse 4:14 “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” 1. Read 3:1-4. How did King Xerxes honor Haman? Why did Mordecai refuse to bow down to Haman? (1 Sa 15:2-3, 32-34; Dt 25:17-19) What would you…

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Ether 1:1-2:23 Questions

Ether 1:1-2:23 Questions

GOD MADE ESTHER QUEEN Esther 1:1-2:23, Key verse 2:17 “Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.” 1. Read verses 1-12. How big kingdom did King Xerxes reign? Who did he invite and what did he show them? How did Queen Vashti imitate…

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Exodus 32-34 Questions

Exodus 32-34 Questions

THE PEOPLE’S SIN AND MOSES’ INTERCESSION Exodus 32:1-34:35, Key Verse: 34:6 “And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, ‘The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness…’” 1. Read 32:1-6. What happened while Moses was on the mountain for 40 days? (24:18) Why did the people want to have an idol and to worship it with sinful revelry? Why did Aaron give in to their demand? 2. Read 32:7-14. How did…

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Exodus 28-31 Questions

Exodus 28-31 Questions

THE TABERNACLE (Part II: How We should be Prepared to Meet the Holy God) Exodus 28-31, Key Verse: 29:44-46 “So I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar and will consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve me as priests. Then I will dwell among the Israelites and be their God. They will know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of Egypt so that I might dwell among them. I am the Lord…

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Exodus 25-27 Questions

Exodus 25-27 Questions

THE TABERNACLE (Part I) Exodus 25-27, Key Verse: 25:8 “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.” 1. Read 25:1-9. What kind of offerings did God want from his people? What was the purpose of the sanctuary? Why must it be made exactly like God’s pattern? 2. Read 25:21-22. What is in the ark? What is on top of it? What does the ark and its cover teach about God’s justice and mercy? (Ro…

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Exodus 23:20-24:18 Questions

Exodus 23:20-24:18 Questions

THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANT Exodus 23:20-24:18, Key Verse: 24:8 (Read only Chapter 24) “Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, ‘This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.’” 1. Read verses 23:20-33. What would God do for His people (20-23, 25b-31)? What should the people of God be careful when they are in the Promised Land (24-25a, 32-33)? 2. Read verses 24:1-3…

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Exodus 21:1-23:33 Questions

Exodus 21:1-23:33 Questions

THE LAWS OF GOD Exodus 21:1-23:33, Key Verse: 23:13 “Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.” 1. How are these chapters related to Sinai Covenant and the Ten Commandments? What are the laws concerning Hebrew servants? (21:1-11) What is stressed? What do these laws teach us? 2. Which crimes had the death penalty as punishment? (21:12-17) What are the penalties…

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Exodus 20:1-21 Questions

Exodus 20:1-21 Questions

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS How to have right relationship with God and with others Exodus 20:1-21, Key Verse: 3 1. Read verses 1-3. What right did God have to issue these commands? (2) Put the first command into your own words. Why are God’s supremacy and the necessity of absolute loyalty the foundation for the Ten Commandments? 2. Read verses 4-6. What reasons does God give for prohibiting idolatry? What “other gods” or idols compete for your allegiance? How do you…

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Exodus 19:1-25 Questions

Exodus 19:1-25 Questions

A HOLY NATION Preparing for the Covenant With God Exodus 19:1-25, Key Verse 19:5,6 1. Where and when did Israel gather to make a covenant with God? (1-9) What did they see God do in Egypt? What did it mean to be carried on eagle’s wings? To be brought to God? 2. Why did he choose Israel out of all the nations? What is a covenant? (Isa 54:5) What was their part of the covenant relationship? What does it mean…

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