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Getting Into Exodus

Sun, Jan 09, 2022
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Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment. I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. I will bring you into the land that I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. I will give it to you for a possession. I am the LORD.' - Exodus 6:6-8 (ESV) Gaining a better understanding of where something comes from gives you not only a greater appreciation for it but also a deeper knowledge and enjoyment of it. I remember years ago reading a book about the history of Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company. Even though I’m more of Chevy guy, it helped me to appreciate the engineering innovation and the business acumen that Ford developed in order to mass produce cars. Amazingly, over 100 years later the company and even some of those original cars are still going strong. When it comes to redemptive history, sometimes we relish in our position as New Covenant recipients. We look at the New Testament and the letters of the apostles as the main source for truth and living. But as we have seen in our study of Hebrews, these ideas didn’t materialize out of thin air. God has been writing this story from the very beginning. Therefore, the more that we understand the storyline and its developments along the way, the more we come to not only appreciate – but love and desire to follow the God who is writing it. This Sunday we begin a study in Exodus. In many ways, I’d say the language we use throughout Scripture about salvation has its start here. In this book we will gain an enlarged vision of the person and character and power of the one true God. Moreover, we will see the person and work of Christ developed through both person and picture. I hope that you are excited to take this journey together! I’d encourage you to begin by becoming familiar with the first chapters. Why not take some time and read through them before Sunday? And would you consider inviting someone to experience this along with you? Join us to worship together in person and online at 10 am.
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