A People of Privilege and Purpose

Moses has returned to worship the Lord at Mount Sinai just as God had foretold. And God, being rich in mercy, invites Israel into a covenantal relationship. Israel has become a people of privilege and purpose. God calls Israel to be a 'kingdom of priests'. Likewise, our purpose as the church is to bring glory to God by faithfully proclaiming the good news of the gospel.

Moses has returned to worship the Lord at Mount Sinai just as God had foretold. And God, being rich in mercy, invites Israel into a covenantal relationship. Israel has become a people of privilege and purpose. God calls Israel to be a 'kingdom of priests'. Likewise, our purpose as the church is to bring glory to God by faithfully proclaiming the good news of the gospel.

Discussion Questions

  • Why was it so important for no one to go up the mountain except Moses? What was at stake?
  • Does the call to obedience come as a condition of their deliverance?
  • What's the theological difference between: obey so you may be delivered vs. delivered so you may obey? Do struggle to live like the latter is true?
  • What is God inviting them into? What does it mean to you to be his "treasured possession"?
  • What does God want Israel to be to and for the nations?