Welcome to our exciting series on Exodus, titled SPECIAL DELIVERY: God Will Rescue You. For 10 weeks, we’ll go through this amazing, misunderstood, and under-appreciated Book.
Just like in Genesis, Exodus is not a standalone story. It’s the second book after Genesis, so it continues right where we left off. The last part of Genesis mentions Jacob and his sons.
How does Exodus begin? With the names of Jacob’s sons again.
By doing this, the author of Exodus is telling us, “Hey guys, the Genesis story—and its core message—continues here.”
So, when you read Exodus, read it using Genesis as your lens. In doing this–which is very important–you’ll hear what the original author is telling you, and thus hear what the Holy Spirit, who inspired that author, is telling you today.