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10.31.21

Part 8: We Won't Move Without You

Part 8: We Won't Move Without You

Series: Exodus: The God Who Relentlessly Pursues

Key Passage: Exodus 33:1-4

Speaker: Nate Wagner

Getting Started

In what moments do you consider the presence of God in your daily life?

How often do you find yourself considering the importance and influence of His presence in your life?  

What does relying on God’s power and presence look like in your daily life?  

Study Read  Ex 33:1 – 34:7  Together

What attribute of God did you see in this week’s passage that particularly struck you? How should it change the way you pray, think, speak or act this week?

Consider Ex 33:1-11. Imagine you are one of the Israelites in the camp. What would you feel in this situation? Looking back on the past few months, what regrets would you have? What hopes do you have?

In 33:12-23, what exactly does Moses request of God? What does God agree to do? What does He not agree to do? What does the text say is God’s motivation for responding the ways in which He does?

In Exodus 33:12–13, how does Moses’ first request show a passion for God’s presence? How does God’s reply (Exodus 33:14) show his passion to provide his presence?

In Exodus 33:15–16, how does Moses’ second request show a passion for God’s presence? How does God’s reply (Exodus 33:17) show his passion to provide his presence? 

In Exodus 33:18, how does Moses’ third request show a passion for God’s presence? How does God’s reply (Exodus 33:19–23) show his passion to provide his presence?

How did Israel go from “Everything the Lord has said we will do,” to building a false god in scarcely over a month? Why is it so easy to become forgetful of God’s mercies?

God describes Himself as compassionate, slow to anger, gracious and abounding in loving-kindness (Ex 34:5-7. Where do you see these qualities in chapter 33? 

Application Questions

If you were honest, how often do you function as a practical atheist (unaware and unconcerned about the power and presence of God in your life)?

In what area of your life are you the most aware of God’s presence and are dependent on God’s power?

What areas of your life do you need to cultivate a greater awareness and dependence on God’s presence and His power?