Grace in the Word
A Journey through Exodus: Lent 2021
Here are a few helpful ways to begin the Bible Reading journey alongside others during this Lent season.
Welcome to the Grace in the Word Reading Plan
Join us in the weeks leading up to Easter 2021 by reading God’s Word together. We will be reading through Exodus, and other related texts from Monday, February 15th through Saturday, April 3rd.
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.”
— Exodus 20:2
The story of Exodus is a story of salvation. It begins with God freeing the Israelites from oppression in Egypt after over 400 years in captivity, and it ends as He begins to establish them as a great nation.
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Welcome to week 4 of our Grace in the Word reading. This week we will begin to get the instructions for the Tabernacle. We encourage you not to get caught up in the details, but to focus on what it tells us about God. The Tabernacle represents how a sinful people can approach a holy God. The symbolism in the Tabernacle points us to Jesus. Look for Him in the details.
Resources for this week:
Tabernacle Video – this video walks through the pieces of the Tabernacle and explains the symbolism of each piece.
Listen to this Week 2 Reflection from Drew Peyton.
Welcome to Week 3 of our Grace in the Word reading. This week we read the Ten Commandments and as we’ve been learning in our series through these commands, we see that these are impossible for us to follow apart from the work of Jesus in our hearts. As you read this week, we encourage you to see God’s character and heart on display in each and every page of scripture… as he gives laws as a form of protection for His people and as he continues to pursue a covenant relationship to draw His people into a deeper walk with Him.
Here are some helpful resources for this week’s reading:
The BibleProject Exodus 19-40 Overview Video – this is a great overview to help us see where these scriptures fit into the overall narrative of the Bible.
Explanation of Covenants in Scripture, click HERE.
Listen to this Week 2 Reflection from Christy Crosby. Join us as we reflect on last week’s reading and what it means to fear the Lord.
Welcome to Week 2 of our Grace in the Word plan. In this week’s reading, we will see a God who rescues His people and provides for them. This week we will cover some significant biblical passages in the biblical narrative, such as the Plagues, Passover, and the crossing of the Red Sea. These passages may be familiar to you, but we encourage you to read these scriptures with fresh eyes looking for God’s character and hearing the whispers of Jesus sprinkled throughout these passages.
Helpful Resources for this week:
Article explaining the Plagues – www.gotquestions.org/ten-plagues-Egypt.html
Chart of the 10 Plagues: www.biblecharts.org/oldtestament/thetenplagues.pdf
Listen to this Week 1 Reflection from Todd Johnson. In these first few chapters of Exodus, we are already seeing the person of Jesus and our need for a Savior.
Welcome to Week 1 of our Grace in the Word study! We are excited to be on this journey as a church family reading scripture together leading up to Easter Sunday. This reading plan is adapted from the “See the Lord’s Salvation” Lent study from She/He Reads Truth. It will take us on a journey through Exodus, but along the way we will pair the Exodus scripture with other verses that help us see God’s ultimate plan to bring His people out of slavery and into freedom through Christ.
Each week is set up with 5 days of reading as well as a Grace Day and a Reflection Day. This page will be updated each week with extra resources and a video from one of our staff members.
Here are a few resources that you might find useful as you start this journey:
The BibleProject Exodus 1-18 Overview Video – a great overview to help us see where these scriptures fit in the overall narrative of the Bible
Blue Letter Bible website – a great place to easily search for original Hebrew/Greek meaning of words
If you prefer listening to the scripture each day, download the YouVersion Bible App or the ESV Bible App