exodus: god always has a plan


Series: EXODUS: God always has a plan

Title: God Forgives His people

Text: Exodus 34:5-9


  • Review together the story (from Exodus 32:1 to 34: 4) to set the stage for today’s passage. 
  • And then, there was verse 10: “And the Lord responded, “Look, I am making a covenant. In the presence of all your people I will perform wonders that have never been done in the whole earth or in any nation. All the people you live among will see the Lord’s work, for what I am doing with you is awe-inspiring. 
  • What does verse 10 say about God’s character?
  • Talk about the significance of God saying His name in verse 5, “The Lord came down in a cloud, stood with him there, and proclaimed his name, ‘the Lord.’” Reference: Psalm 20:1 and John 1:12.


  • In these chapters, the Israelites are often called “stiff-necked” or “hard headed people.” 
  • How did they earn that title and how can we relate?
  • What difference did Moses’ intercession for the people make in this story? Who is interceding for you? Who are you interceding for? Can that make a difference?
  • Think of a commitment someone made to you and they did not keep it.
  • Then think of a time when you didn’t keep true to your words. “We meant it when we said it.”
  • Was there a time when you said to God, “Get me through this and I will do this for you”?


  • What does this passage say to us in 2023?
  • As broken people, how does God’s forgiveness change the way we live?
  • Do we live like we believe the Francis Chan quote below?
  • Between you and God, are you known as someone who keeps their word? Spend some time asking God to remind you of times you’ve fallen short – with people and with Him. Take time in the next 24 hours for confession. 


“No sin is too great for God’s forgiveness, and no heart is too broken for His restoration.” Francis Chan

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