Exodus 14:15-26

The story of the Exodus is filled with unexpected twists and reveals a glorious truth about the departure from slavery. Find out how to cross the Red Sea for yourself as we look at “Jesus at the Red Sea,” part of our Good News Everywhere Series.

MESSAGE STUDY NOTES (also as PDF download above)

Are you a beach person? Why or why not?

Exodus 14:15-26, 16:3; Romans 6:6, 16; II Peter 2:19; I Corinthians 7:23, 10:1-4; Galatians 4:7; Hebrews 2:14-15

What is freedom?
1. You have to have a master
2. Whatever your chosen master, you are serving it right now
3. Your master enslaves you
4. Your master will never be satisfied
How do you find freedom?
Consider: God is the only master who can meet your deepest needs, forgive your failings, and wants you to be completely you
What to do:
1. Take the one way to freedom
2. Recognize staying neutral means death
3. Trust Jesus enough to put one step forward

1. Contrast the Bible’s view of freedom versus our culture’s view of freedom.
2. Why do you think the Bible writer’s used the word “slavery” to describe life outside of Christ?

What do you need to do today to release the grip of a master who is vying for attention in your life?

Why do you think the Hebrews had such fond memories of their slavery? What is the lesson for us today?