Youth New Evangelization
& Spiritual Renewal Seminar Series
The Ten Commandments - life of Moses
This is the most complete biography of
prophet Moses based on the holy scriptures (Ex. 2-14,32) and the writings
of historians Philo, Josephus, Eusebus and Midrash. The film starts with
an amazingly accurate narration of scriptures.
Notice here the many parallels between
the life story of Moses and that of Jesus of Nazareth:
Their birth was announced by a star
Both were born in poverty
Both were supposed to be killed among other
newborn children by the order of the king of the land but were saved by
the hand of God
Both were tied to a royal family in some way,
Moses became the expected successor of the throne of Egypt, while Jesus
was descended from the lineage of King David
Moses willingly rejected his wealth and stature
to accept poverty and suffering of God's people, spiritually so did Christ
Both were subject to suffering in a desert
Both were responsible for spreading of the
Word of God among God's people
Both fulfilled the role of a deliverer from
bondage - Moses, the bondage of slavery to Egyptians, while Jesus delivered
His people from the bondage of slavery to sin.
- There has always been a clash between
God's righteous ways and human interests of power and domination.
However, no ruler of any nation, no matter how powerful, is greater than
GOD! All his efforts are futile for eventually even he will turn
- The Exodus of God's people from slavery
in Egypt facilitated by a deliverer has had a double meaning here:
Why did Israelites go to Egypt to eventually
become slaves? Was not it to have a better life? Why do people become
slaves to sin? Is not it to have an easier, better or more convenient life
in this physical world?
a slavery to Egyptians
a slavery to sin
- What was the meaning of the "blood
of lamb" on the door posts of chosen people in order
to avoid the destruction by the angels of God during the Passover? Who
is our lamb? What would be the "destruction by angels" in case of those
who reject the Blood of Lamb in today's world?
- Moses: "...It is not by the sword
that he will deliver his people, but by the staff of a shepherd...".
- The golden calf (a man-made god), what
does it represent?
Therefore, are we going to choose the laws
of God based on love, truth and justice resulting in eternal life? Or should
we rather choose the workings of this world based on deceit, shallow pleasures,
convenience, monetary and/or political success?
the values of this physical world
a man's free will to choose his convenience
over righteousness and justice
a man's own knowledge and free will replacing
God's guidance, and thus resulting in life in sin.
- What do the 40 years spent in the desert
by Israelites represent? (Hint: think about the Jesus' 40 days in desert)
- What is this "promise land" we will reach
at the end of our "40"-year journey through our desert?
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