Exodus 20:1-23:19 || He Shows Us The Way
Exodus 19 || He Calls us to be Holy
Exodus (The God Who Renews) Series || In Exodus chapters 20 through 23 God gives the Israelites the 10 commandments, as well as many other commands. As we study these chapters we see that the giving of the Law is a gift, and is used to guide and guard the Israelites. Ultimately though, we see that the Law, both for Israel and us, points us to Christ. As the old Puritan poem goes:
‘Run, John, run, the law commands
But gives us neither feet nor hands,
Far better news the gospel brings:
It bids us fly and gives us wings.’
Philippians 2:3-11 || Prayer Service
Exodus (The God Who Renews) Series || In Exodus 3 God told Moses to return to Mt. Sinai to worship Him after He rescued the Israelites from Egypt. In Exodus 19 we find the Israelites trembling at the foot of the mountain as the LORD descended on it. Here in this chapter, and the second part of our Exodus series, we are reminded that God didn’t simply rescue Israel from slavery. He rescued them so that He might renew them. God rescues and redeems His people so that we can be holy as He is holy.
Matthew 2:13-23 || Dreaming of a Kingdom
Prayer Service || As one year draws to an end and we prepare to ring in a new one we spent an extended time in prayer. In preparation for our time of prayer we turn to Philippians 2:3-11 and look at Christ’s humility as our model for how we approach one another.
Matthew 2:1-12 || Dreaming of a Ruler
Dreamers (2018 Advent Study) Series || As we conclude our ‘Dreamers’ Advent series, we once again see God using dreams to orchestrate His plans. Through these dreams we are reminded that often times God’s ways are not our ways, but we see through Joseph’s obedience how we must submit to the Lord’s directing, because His plan is for our good and protection, and ultimately to fulfill His will.
Matthew 1:18-25 || Dreaming of a Savior
Dreamers (2018 Advent Study) Series || Matthew 2:1-12 tells us the story of the wise men’s search for the newly born king. In this story we see different responses to the arrival of the Messiah, and left with the question, how do we respond to this news?
Matthew 1:1-17 || Dreaming of a King
Dreamers (2018 Advent Study) Series || CS Lewis once said ‘Now the story of Christ is simply a true myth: a myth working on us the same way as the others, but with this tremendous difference that it really happened: and one must be content to accept it in the same way, remembering that it is God’s myth where the others are men’s myths.’ The incredible story told in Matthew 1:18-25, the angel’s appearance in Joseph’s dream, the virgin birth, and the arrival of Immanuel, are all true! And we also find in this story that Joseph isn’t simply a prop in your church’s nativity play, but instead a just man who believed and obeyed God.
Exodus 18 || Wise Counsel For Weary Leaders
Dreamers (2018 Advent Study) Series || This is the first message in our 2018 Advent Series. We start by looking at the genealogy of Jesus. This genealogy, at first glance, may just look like a list of names but it’s a list of names that tells a story. A story that teaches us that in His mercy God has kept His promise to send a King.
Exodus 17 || The Lord's Presence
Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || After all that has happened up to this point, Exodus 18 feels a little out of place. But in this chapter we not only see how God uses healthy relationships to draw others to Himself, we also see God laying the foundation as He prepares to give His people the the law.
Exodus 15:22-16:36 || The Lord's Provision
Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || In Exodus 17 the Israelites find themselves once again in a desperate and helpless moment. But this time, rather than only grumbling and complaining, they openly quarrel with Moses and test the Lord. In this sermon we are reminded that we are no better or different than the Israelites. We also are reminded of the incredible truth that God is slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.
Exodus 15:1-21 || Who Is Like You, O Lord
Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || Now that the Israelites are beyond the Red Sea we see God continue to refine them. In this message we look at how God works to mature his people as He leads them.
Exodus 14 || Through The Sea
Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || Songs of worship are beautiful ways to praise God and to remind us of who He is. Exodus 15:1-21 shows us a framework we can look at to guide us in our praise. As we read and reflect on this song, we see 5 ways we are to shape our praise of God.
Exodus 12:29-13:22 || Out of Egypt
Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || In Exodus 14 we find that God both leads the Israelites to the bank of the Red Sea, and hardens the heart of Pharaoh and the Egyptians so that they pursue them. In spite of all that God has done and shown them earlier, the Israelites lose hope and bitterness sets in. But in the midst of this dark place we see God’s salvation, and we learn that God is with them (us), fights for them (us), and makes a way for them (us).
Exodus 11:1-12:28 || The Passover
Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || At the halfway point of chapter 12 we reach the tenth and final plague: death of the firstborn. Through this plague, and the Israelite’s exodus, we see how God’s strong hand has rescued the Israelites from their bondage to Pharaoh, and has rescued us from our bondage to sin.
Exodus 9-10 || The Purpose of the Plagues
Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || As we come to the end of the Plagues we arrive at a central moment. One in which God takes time to teach the Israelites the way they are to remember these events in the future. As we look closely at the Passover we observe that it is an act of judgement, mercy, and preparation.
Exodus 7-8 || The Power of the Plagues
Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || In Exodus chapters 9 & 10 we look at plagues 5 through 9. As we observe these plagues we learn more about God’s purpose and desire to be known by all the nations. And once again we see that He is sovereign over all of creation, including Pharaoh himself.
Exodus 5-6 || Who is the Lord?
Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || In Exodus chapters 7 & 8 we see Moses and Aaron return to Pharaoh, and God begins to demonstrate His power over other gods and nature. We’re also confronted with some difficult issues in this text, including the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart, and Pharaoh’s magicians being able to replicate some of God’s signs. Ultimately what we see in these chapters is that God is sovereign and man is responsible.
Exodus 4 || Who Am I?
Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || At the end of chapter 4 the Israelites believed Moses and worshiped God. But in the midst of trial we find at the end of chapter 5 the Israelites cursing Moses, and Moses doubting God. In this sermon we talk about trials, and we see how God uses trials like a tool to transform us into His image.
Exodus 3 || I Am Who I Am
Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || *Due to a tropical storm with high winds and rain, we cancelled our normal weekly gathering.* In Exodus 4, God gives Moses a small taste of how big and mighty He is, to which Moses initially responds in disbelief. In this chapter we are reminded of 2 truths: The power of God is greater than our unbelief, but He tends to work through our faithful obedience.
Exodus 2 || God Saw & God Knew
Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || In Exodus 3 we come to the story of the burning bush. We tend to focus on Moses, his calling and response as we read this passage, but we also see God take center stage here, as He becomes the focus of the story of Exodus. Join us as we explore what we can learn about God in this passage.
Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || In Exodus 2 we see Moses enter the story. In this chapter we see the faith of Moses' parents and his sister, and how the influences in Moses' life shaped him. We also see how a poor decision hurts his credibility, but we're also reminded of Gods provision and see how though it was not evident to His people, He was in control and remembered His promises.