A Jealous God

A Jealous God

Sunday, October 09, 2022


Review the Sermon:
Exodus 20:1-17, Mark 12:28-31

  • How does Jesus summarize the Ten Commandments in Mark 12:28-31?
  • What is the definition of Good News?

Dive into the Scripture:

  • Why does God reference the Israelites’ slavery in Egypt before giving the Ten Commandments?
  • How do we understand the Jealousy of God?
  • God tells the Israelites in Ex 20:3-4 that they should have no other gods before Him and should not bow down to idols. Yet just a few chapters later, they worship a golden calf and go against everything God had commanded them. Take a moment to read Exodus 32: 1-8.
    • Why did the Israelites make this golden calf?
    • The Israelites made the golden calf from the gold earrings God had made the Egyptians give them while leaving Egypt (Ex 12:33-36). What is the significance of making an idol from these items?
      In what ways do we also make idols out of the blessings and gifts God has given us?

Live It Out:

  • What “other gods” take your attention away from loving God first?
  • What does it look like to love our neighbors as an overflow of our love for God?
  • What practices help you to love God first?