Summary: Describes how God used the Sanctuary to teach the Children of Israel about His plan of salvation. This sermon is suited for all ages. Children and adults came up after church to ask questions.

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Slide 1:

At 80 years old, Moses was resigned to a life of tending the sheep in a peaceful Midian wilderness.

The life of the Egyptian court was a fading memory of 40 years past.

But God had a different idea. He called Moses through a burning bush to go back into Egypt to lead His people out.

Moses returns to Egypt and demands the release of God’s people, the Children of Israel.

Slide 2:

God wanted to prove to His people that He is worthy to be worshiped by showing His people that the gods of Egypt were powerless compare to the great “I am.”

So what are some of the most powerful Egyptian gods:

-Hapi – god of the Nile

Heket – goddes of fertility, water and renewal – symbolized by the frog

Geb – god of the eart

Khepri – god of creation

Hathor – goddess of love and protection.

Isis – goddess of medicine and peace

Nut – goddess of the sky

Seth – god of storms and disorder

Ra – The Sun God

Pharaoh – The Ultimate Power of Egypt lies in the hands of Pharaoh

And on the other side was Yahweh

Slide 3:

Pharos refuses to let the Children of Israel go so God strikes Egypt with 10 plagues.

Water to blood  Hapi – god of the Nile became a pool of blood

Frogs  Heket – goddes of fertility symbolized by the frog became an annoyance

Gnats or Lice  Geb – god of the earth – But the dust of the earth became lice that bit them.

Flies Khepri – god of creation was powerless as flies just appeared.

Livestock Diseased  Hathor – goddess of love and protection could not project cattle and livestock from disease.

Boils  Isis – goddess of medicine and peace could not heal them from the boils and sores.

Thunder and Hail  Nut – goddess of the sky could not control the hail in the form of fire coming from heaven.

Locusts  Seth – god of storms and disorder would not prevent the locusts sent from swarming the sky and eat what ever vegetation was left.

Darkness Ra – The Sun God, is the most powerful of Gods, could not stop God from covering the sun up.

Death of the Firstborn  Pharaoh – The Ultimate Power of Egypt lies in the hands of Pharaoh, yet Pharaoh could not protect is own son.

Not only did God destroy the crops, livestock and people of Egypt.

God showed His people that the gods of Egypt were powerless compare to Himself.

The Children of Israel also took a lot of riches from their masters as they left Egypt.

The document on the upper right is the corresponding account of the ten plagues in Egyptian. It is not exactly the same but it is close enough that most scholars believe the two accounts describe the same event.

Slide 4:

Israelites traveled across the Wilderness of the Red Sea.

Slide 5:

As they came to the Red Sea, they discovered that the Egyptian army was right at their heels.

God prevented the army from catching them and parted the sea for them to cross.

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Gordon A Ward Jr

commented on Apr 1, 2012

Just fantastic....i always try too stress the importance to our congregation of the sanctuary knowledge ...and how essential it is for them too know and retain this info....

Samuel Young

commented on Sep 16, 2015

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