Exodus 19–20: On Thoughts, Words, Deeds, Deeds, Words, Thoughts (Bible Talk, Ep. 28)

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At this point in Exodus, we have the people of God at the mountain of God to receive the Law of God in order to engage in the worship of God. Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Exodus 19–20.


2:19 / What’s the mountain of God?

4:45 / What does it mean when “Moses went up to God” (Ex. 19:3)?

6:16 / Jim walks through verses 4-6, when the Lord speaks to Moses out of the mountain.

8:51 / Does the Lord give Moses a conditional promise when he says, “If you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples?”

11:43 / Jim continues his walk-through after a brief detour.

13:14 / Sam says not to chop up the Old Testament.

15:13 / How does the Lord calling Israel “a kingdom of priests” connect to the church? (Ex. 19:6)

16:59 / Jim answers an objection that the Bible has been imposed on people by an ecclesiastical authority.

18:27 / Why does the Lord prepare his people to hear him by giving them a list of commands? And is it significant that the phrase “the third day” begins to be repeated?

20:31 / Sam asserts that the main point to grasp in this passage is that Israel is redeemed for fellowship with God.

21:41 / How does God’s insistence that the people of Israel stay away from the mountain set the stage for the Ten Commandments?

24:21 / Are the Ten Commandments the high point of the book of Exodus, or even the Torah?

25:50 / Are the Ten Commandments eternally binding on all people everywhere?

29:05 / Sam breaks down the structure of the Ten Commandments.

31:45 / Why is the preamble of the Ten Commandments important not to skim over? “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”

34:11 / A rapid-fire run down of the Ten Commandments.

44:51 / How does Jesus deal with these commands?

47:05 / What does Moses mean when he tells the people of Israel, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you?”

49:05 / How are the Ten Commandments an invitation and picture of God’s grace?

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