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Exodus - Entering Into The Uniqueness of God

Exodus - Entering Into The Uniqueness of God
Jan 2022
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.

Sermons in this series

Finding I AM
Sun, Jan 23, 2022
When the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. - Exodus 3:4-6 (ESV) Have you ever been somewhere when you felt the presence of God? Maybe it was in a specific church whose architecture seemed to point your thoughts toward heaven. Maybe it was somewhere out in nature looking at the vastness and beauty of creation. Maybe it was in the quiet stillness of a moment where you knew God was with you. All of these in some ways could be considered sacred spaces. They are places where you felt met. They are places where God was tangible to you in the moment. Finding spaces like that can be both encouraging and faith producing. Sacred spaces are rare. In scripture there are only a few. In Exodus 3 we encounter one of the first ones that are called out. As God calls Moses he does so in a way and in a place that would remind others of his presence for generations to come. Take a few minutes and read through Exodus 3 to prepare your heart and mind for continuing our journey through Exodus.
Delivering a Deliverer
Sun, Jan 16, 2022
Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. And he said to his people, “Behold, the people of Israel are too many and too mighty for us. Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and, if war breaks out, they join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.” - Exodus 1:8-10 (ESV) I like to get to the movies early. I know you can see previews online. But there is something about a trailer on the big screen. You get a glimpse at what is coming. You get to take in all the cinematic flair that can be packed into about two minutes. It’s a lot of fun. The opening chapters of Exodus are like a movie trailer. They preview the big ideas that are coming. You get to know the characters. And you see you how they will shaped by narrative. This week we continue in our series in Exodus. I want to encourage you to read through chapters 1-2. They provide a bridge from the close of Genesis and setup the grand story of God’s deliverance through a unique deliverer. It's gonna be fun to watch.
Getting Into Exodus
Sun, Jan 09, 2022
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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