Summary: This sermon is about the love of God and how much He was willing to do to save us!
"God Loves You And He Proved It!"
And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.  And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy 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 upon God.
 And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
Have you ever been in a desperate situation?
A place where you didn’t know what to do,
where to turn,
or what to say?
Have you ever been caught up in circumstances
that seemed to be unsolvable and unbearable?
Have you ever been in such danger
that you thought you’d surely die
before anyone could help?
Little Karen Naylor was in a situation like that.
Her mama and daddy had died
and she was living with her Grandma Naylor
on a farm in the country.
Little Karen slept in an upstairs bedroom.
One night there was a fire in the house.
The furnace exploded...
and fire spread quickly throughout the house
Neighbors heard the blast and saw the fire.
They called the fire department.
But it takes awhile for the rural volunteer firemen
to get to the firehouse and then drive to the scene of the fire.
Neighbors ran to Grandma Naylor’s farm to help...
but the house was engulfed in flames.
Nobody could enter the house to rescue little Karen.
The neighbors could do nothing but wait for the firemen.
Just then...a neighbor...Paul Hansen... spotted Karen.
She was standing at the upstairs window calling for help.
The neighbors could hear her cries for help,
but they were unable to help her.
In the Bible text from Exodus,
we see that God heard the cry of the Israelites.
But unlike little Karen’s neighbors...God was able to help.
He’s like that.
He has ears tuned to us and is able to help.
He is able to give just what you need...
and just when you need it.
GOD HEARS THE CRY OF THE DISTRESSED
And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.  And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.  And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
· This Pharaoh had forgotten the blessing Joseph had been.
He feared the Israelites as a potential threat.
So he made life miserable for them.
And the cry of distress from a downtrodden people