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This is the introduction to our short Sunday series to Exodus 1-2 which I think shows God’s Love for the Lives of Babies.  I do think there are Pro-Life implications.

We begin with setting up the context and anticipating the question of whether or not we can use Exodus 1-2 as a passage that has Pro-Life implications.

Setting up the Context (Exodus 1:1-1:7)

  • Exodus 1:1-1:7 is the bridge between the previous book of Genesis and the book of Exodus as it summarizes the genealogy in Genesis 46:8-27.
  • This passage also tells us that the Jews were at this time in Egpyt.
  • Exodus 1:7 emphasized the growth of Israel by using five different verbs: “were fruitful,” “increased greatly,” “multiplied,” “and became exceedingly mighty,” “was filled.
  • This increase of having many babies led the king of Egypt to be concerned as recorded in Exodus 1:8-10: “8 Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9 He said to his people, “Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are [f]more and mightier than we. 10 Come, let us deal wisely with them, or else they will multiply and [g]in the event of war, they will also join themselves to those who hate us, and fight against us and [h]depart from the land.”
  • The Egyptian King’s three policies against Israel will provide the outline points for our series.

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