The Tenth Plague: The First Passover

Outer Aim

God saved his people from death and delivered them from Egypt.

Inner Aim

Jesus, our Passover Lamb, was sacrificed for us.


John 1:29 – Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

1 Peter 1:19 – You were redeemed with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

1 Corinthians 5:7 – Christ our Passover Lamb is sacrificed for us.

1 Peter 1:18-19 – Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”

1 Corinthians 11:24-25 – Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.

Early Life of Mose

Outer Aim– God’s people suffered under Pharaoh and the cruel taskmasters of Egypt

Inner Aim– God strengthens His people to do His will and wait with confidence and faith for their deliverance.


Because we live in a sinful world, God’s people may suffer under cruel and Godless people. We may have nochoice but to bear the burdens placed upon us. As we pray to our gracious God we can rest assured that He willdeliver us in His own way and time. (Cf. II Tim. 3:10,11) However, regardless of our circumstances we mustalways obey God rather than man no matter how that will affect us. The Hebrew midwives would not kill themale babies that were born. They were constrained to obey God rather than man.

God saw the mistreatment of His people and planned their deliverance. Notice how God works within thecircumstances that exist. In spite of the Egyptian government, God moves people to do what is right. He entersinto the very palaces of the Egyptian government to raise up a leader for His people.


Exodus 20:13 – You shall not murder,
Acts 5:29 – We ought to obey God rather than men
Romans 8:31b – If God is for us who can be against us?
Psalm 37:5 – Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.
I John 3:18 – My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.


“If Thou But Suffer God To Guide Thee” (TLH #518)
“If God Himself Be For Me” (TLH #528)
“Commit Whatever Grieves Thee” (TLH #520)
“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” (TLH #262)

*Taken From CLC Sunday School Material – OT #19 Early Life of Moses – Teachers Notes (PDF)

Jacob and his Family Live in Egypt

God directs Jacob to journey to Egypt

God builds and preserves His chosen nation from which the Christ would be born.

Additional Passages

Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Matthew 6:12 – And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

Ephesians 4:32 – And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God for Christ’s sake also forgave you.

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Luke 17:3-5 – Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive

him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying,’ I repent,’

you shall forgive him.


“I Am Trusting Thee Lord Jesus” (TLH #428)
“How Firm A Foundation” (TLH #427)
“Lord Of My Life Whose Tender Care” (TLH #24)
“Jesus Lead Thou On” (TLH 410

Joseph’s Brothers Come to Egypt Again.

How God provided fro Joseph’s family to come to Egypt. Why God sent Jacob’s family to Egypt.

God sent Jacob and his family to Egypt to make a great nation of them. From this people (specifically Judah) the Savior Jesus would come. As God worked all things for the good of his people, so our Lord still does for us today.“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28


Psalms 103:8
Romans 8:28
Galatians 3:26
Ephesians 4:32
Jeremiah 31:34


Oh, Blest the House, Whate’er Befall -THL 625
Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken -THL 423
My Spirit On Thy Care -THL 435
With The Lord Begin Thy Task -THL 540

Joseph’s Brothers Come to Egypt

The Lord disciplined Joseph’s brothers to change their hearts and correct their sinful behavior.

As the Lord chastened or disciplined Joseph’s brothers, so the Lord also chastens or disciplines us because of His love, forgiveness, and long suffering of our God toward us. The Lord disciplines us because he Loves us.

Additional Passages

Psalms 94:12
Hebrews 12:6
Revelations 3:19
Proverbs 13:24
Proverbs 19:18


“Jesus Sinners Doth Receive” TLH 324
“Chief Of Sinners Though I Be” TLH 342