Key Bible Passages from Exodus

Key Bible Passages from Exodus

Exodus 1 — The people of God are located in Egypt under a Pharaoh that did not know Joseph. 
Exodus 3 — Moses is called by YHWH at the burning bush and commissioned to lead the people out of Egypt.
Exodus 7-11 — The nine plagues/signs of YHWH. 
Exodus 12 — The institution of the Passover and the tenth plague/sign.
Exodus 14— The crossing of the Red Sea
Exodus 15 — The Song of Moses
Exodus 16-17 — The giving of manna and water. 
Exodus 20 – The giving of the moral Law of God at Mt. Sinai.
Exodus 25-31 — Instructions regarding the Tabernacle and the priesthood.
Exodus 32 – The Golden Calf.
Exodus 40 — The Tabernacle is erected.

Key Bible Passages from Genesis

Key Bible Passages from Genesis

Introduction to the series
As I was driving to the church this morning, I listened to a podcast that prompted the idea of putting together a catalog of key passages of Scripture that every Christian should know and, perhaps, memorize. My goal is to provide such a catalog listed by the book of the Bible. Therefore, each entry will be a particular book of the Bible, beginning with Genesis. At the conclusion, I will collate the entire series into a PDF document for distribution. The structure of these entries will be as follows: First, the chapter will be listed with a brief description. Second, a key verse or verse will be offered to encourage Scripture memorization. If a reader marries the understanding of the chapter with the key verse, it will provide a ready reference of the main material in Scripture. I intend to produce one or two of these entries each week. 


Gen. 1 — The creation of the world and universe and all things seen and unseen. Key verses: Gen. 1:1, 27.
Gen. 3 — The fall of mankind and the promise of a Redeemer. Key verse: Gen. 3:15.
Gen. 6-9 — Noah and the Flood narrative. Key verses: Gen. 8:20-22.
Gen. 11 — The Tower of Babel (Babylon). Key verse: Gen. 11:9.
Gen. 12 — The call of Abram. Key verses: Gen. 12:1-3.
Gen. 15 — God’s covenant with Abram Key verses: Gen. 17:17-21.
Gen. 17 — God’s covenant sign of circumcision. Key verses: Gen. 17:10-12
Gen. 22 — God’s command to sacrifice Isaac and the provision of a substitute. Key verses: Gen. 22:7-8, 14
Gen. 35 — God blesses Jacob and renames him. Key verse: Gen. 35:9-9-13
Gen. 39 — Joseph in the land of Egypt serving in Potiphar’s house. Key verse: Gen. 39:9
Gen. 50 — Joseph and his brothers and the recognition of God’s providence for all of them. Key verse: Gen. 50:20



Key Bible Passages from Exodus

Bible Notes: Genesis 1 – Matthew 1


The book of Genesis is about “beginnings,” and the book opens with the beginning and the creation of the world — all things visible and invisible – by the word and power of God. The Bible does not begin with an argument for the existence of God. Instead, it merely asserts that “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). This chapter highlights the first week of the universe and gives to us, in successive and literal days, God’s work of creation by the word of his power:

Day One: Light (1:3-5)
Day Two: Sky and Water (1:6-8)
Day Three: Land and Vegetation (1:9-11)
Day Four: The Luminaries (sun, moon, and stars) (1:14-19)
Day Five: Fish and Birds (1:20-23)
Day Six: Land Animals and Humans (1:24-30)

The first key verse of this chapter is Gen. 1:1, as noted above. The other critical verse in this chapter is 1:27, where we read that man was made in the image of God. The creation of man was different from all the other things God made. With man, God fashioned him body and soul and breathed into him the breath of life. The conclusion of the chapter highlights the command to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and take dominion over all other aspects of the created order. Lastly, we find the gracious provision of God for food to sustain the crown jewel of his creation — mankind. 

We live in a world that seeks to dismantle the very foundation of Gen. 1 by asserting and insisting on other theories and views as to the origin of the universe. Yet, the Bible makes it clear that it was God who made all things out of nothing by the word of his power. As Christians, we will be challenged in these areas by those who refuse to submit to the Word of GoHowever. However, we must not allow that to shake our faith or reason. The Word of God is his mind to his creatures, and we only need to trust him and believe what he has said. 


The Gospel of Matthew opens with a lengthy genealogy of Jesus Christ (1:1-16). That genealogy is divided into three groups of fourteen generations (making it easy to remember). Unlike Luke’s genealogy (see Luke 3), it begins at the beginning (with Abraham) and traces the line of the Savior forward through redemptive history. It ends with 1:16 with these theologically charged words, “and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ. I draw attention to this verse because it stands in contrast to the preceding entries of the genealogy. In 1:2, we read, “Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers” and so on. Yet, when we come to the birth of Jesus Christ, the language changes to avoid referring to Joseph as the father of Jesus. that shift is vital to a proper understanding of the person and nature of Christ. He was born of a woman (Mary) and possessed all the natural properties of being in her womb, but he did not receive a sin nature as the Holy Spirit conceived him. Therefore, Joseph was not his biological father. 

Matthew 1:18-25 details the birth of Christ. There are a few items to note in this section:

  • Mary and Joseph are “betrothed.” That is not the same as being engaged. They were contractually obligated to one another. Yet, they had not consummated the relationship (1:18).
  • Joseph is alarmed at the discovery of Mary’s pregnancy (1:19).
  • Joseph is comforted by the angel in a dream to take Mary as his wife (1:20).
  • The angel tells Joseph what to name the child (1:21), fulfilling prophecy (1:22-23)
  • Another assertion of the deity of Christ is offered: “they shall call his name Immanuel (which means ‘God with us’).” (1:23)
  • Joseph was obedient (1:24-25)

Key Verse: Matthew 1:21


The birth of Jesus Christ is unlike any the world has ever known and will ever know. Yet, the doctrine of the virgin birth is essential to the historic Christian faith. Without it, Jesus could not be our Savior as he would need one himself. In this chapter, the Holy Spirit wisely and instructively guides us through this vitally important truth and assures us that Jesus is indeed the Christ — two natures and one person — who alone saves sinners. 

Key Bible Passages from Exodus

Bible Reading Notes: An Overview

This post intends to briefly highlight the purpose and method of what I hope to be a fruitful journey through God’s Word. For many years, I have desired to make careful notes arranged around the chapters of the Bible. It is not my intention to write a commentary on the Bible. Many smarter and wiser men have done so throughout the ages. Instead, my goal is to give students of the Bible a brief outline of each chapter, highlighting the main points and central theme so that it can be remembered. For those who have taken licensure and ordination exams, these exercises were necessary and proven useful in our respectful callings in the gospel ministry. For those who are pursuing licensure and ordination, these notes may be helpful.

Therefore, each day and entry will do the following:

  • An entry from one chapter from the Old Testament (starting in Genesis) and one chapter from the New Testament (starting with Matthew).
  • Highlight the main points and theme of the chapter and offer a key verse(s) (if necessary).
  • A brief paragraph aiming at application for the Christian life. 

I hope these entries prove useful to you.