In this conclusion to a six-part series on lessons we can learn from the plagues and the story of Israel’s exodus from Egypt, we cover the plague of darkness and why that would’ve been especially terrifying to the Egyptians, which Egyptian gods and goddesses the ninth and tenth plagues were directed against, Pharaoh’s hostage-taking, God’s instructions for the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread, why painting blood on the doorposts was an act of faith, how the Passover sacrifice foreshadowed Jesus Christ’s sacrifice, the importance of remembering these events, the final calamity in which the Egyptian army was destroyed, and seven key overriding lessons from the Exodus story that apply to us today.
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. He also pastors congregations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Frisco, Colorado.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 40 years.