MONDAY: Moses’ parents (Hebrews 11:23)
1. Read the story of the birth of Moses (Exodus 2:1-10). Why did Moses’ parents hide him (Exodus 1:22)? For how long did she hide the baby? What problems would she have had in trying to hide a baby for that long of a time?
Who gave him the name Moses? Why was he given that name?
2. Return to Hebrews 11:23. Why did they hide the child? What fears would you have had trying to hide a baby for such a long time?
3. What fears do you face now that you need to overcome by faith? Right them down, share them with someone and begin to face that fear by stepping out on faith.
TUESDAY: Moses’ faith (Hebrews 11:24-26)
1. What privileges would Moses have had by being known as “Pharaoh’s grandson”?
2. Have you ever made the hard choice because it was the right choice? Write down a time.
3. What do we learn about sin from this passage? Why did he regard “disgrace for the sake of Christ greater than “the treasures of Egypt”? How does looking ahead to heaven keep you walking by faith? How does it help you when tempted by the temporary pleasures of sin?
WEDNESDAY: Moses’ faith and the flight (Hebrews 11:27)
1. There are two possibilities when this passage talks about Moses’ leaving Egypt. One is after he killed an Egyptian who was mistreating and Israelite (Exodus 2:11-15) or the other option is when he led the Israelites out of bondage. Exodus 2:14 says Moses was afraid when a Hebrew slave confronted about the killing and that he left after the confrontation. It does not say he feared the Pharaoh. No matter which view you adopt both trips took great faith.
2. According to Hebrews 11:28, why did he persevere? In what ways do you see the invisible God in your life? (List three) How can you see something that is invisible? How does seeing “him who is invisible” help you to persevere in tough times?
THURSDAY: Moses’ faith and the Passover (Hebrews 11:28)
1. Read about the first Passover Exodus 11:1-12:30. Write what you would think it was like celebrating the first Passover? What sounds would you hear? Would you be afraid? What would you tell the children in your household about the blood over the door? What would you tell your firstborn?
2. Why would keeping the Passover and sprinkling the blood take faith? Why would it take faith to do this on an annual basis?
3. In our fellowship today how does partaking of the Lord’s Supper take faith? Can you take it without faith? Can you sing, pray and give without faith? What role does faith play in your participation of these things?
FRIDAY: Faith at the Red Sea (Hebrews 11:29)
1. Read the story of the crossing at the Red Sea. (Exodus 13:17-14:31)
2. Did it look like the Hebrews had much faith when Pharaoh approached (Exodus 14:10-12)? How did Moses respond to their doubts and fears (Exodus 14:13)? What did God tell Moses to tell the Israelites to do (Exodus 14:15)? Why would moving on toward the seas take faith?
3. Have you ever felt trapped by a relationship, job, fear, etc? Has God told you to “move on” and yet you haven’t? What “trap” do you need to face by faith? Find someone to help you and begin moving.
SATURDAY: On the internet or using a hymnal look up some songs of faith. Spend a few minutes reading the lyrics or singing the songs before asking God to help you live like Moses when facing impossible odds.