Contributed on May 17, 2013
Well, it’s Mother’s Day, and while it’s a day to honour our mothers, and I hope you are all remembering your mom today. This is church and I think it’s important to honour the one who gave us our mom’s. A mother is one of the few things every human being
Let’s begin this morning with the mother of Moses by reading from Exodus chapter 2:1-10. The first thing I want you to notice is that both the father and mother are Levites. Now we know that the Levites are the priestly line of the people of Israel, and though we don’t typically ...read more
Contributed on May 31, 2013
So Moses comes back to Egypt with his brother Aaron after the experience with the burning bush. Apparently his wife and kids stay in Midian, and we begin to see what was probably the most difficult and frustrating ministry position ever.
The people are happy to see Moses and at the end of chapter 4 we see that they are convinced that the Lord sent Moses and they worshipped together. Well, there's usually lots of enthusiasm when a new pastor comes and does lots of great things. Hope starts to build in the people and they get excited ...read more
Contributed on Jun 7, 2013
9 chances to believe the Lord and let the people of Israel go. Continuous stubbornness on the part of Pharaoh, and eventually God passes judgment and here it finally comes in verse 4 of chapter 11…
When we look at that passage it’s hard to not to be taken a back by the apparent cruelty of God’s judgement here, but I think it reflects the original curse that came through Adam, that the consequence of disobedience – rejecting God, is death. It is also justice, and everyone ...read more
Contributed on Jul 5, 2013
The rest of the book of Exodus takes place at Mt Sinai, the mountain of God. This of course fulfills the sign promised to Moses at the burning bush, that “when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve the Lord on this mountain”.
It says they arrived here on the 3rd new moon which gets them here about 7 weeks after the Exodus out of Egypt. Again think about that. They are about half way to the Promised Land after 7 weeks, but the next half takes them almost 40 years. The other thing significant about this timing is that ...read more