A Provident God

A PROVIDENT GOD   Exodus 16    The whole congregation of the Israelites set out from Elim; and Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt. 2 The...
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Between A Rock and A Hard Place

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE   The opening verses of Exodus 14 describe God as self serving and manipulative.  God creates a crisis by directing his people to camp in a dangerous place so he can gain greater glory when he rescued them from the crisis he...
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Failure to See

FAILURE TO SEE   This week we are looking at Chapters 5-14 in Exodus.  It is much too long to quote but I encourage you to read it.  These chapters describe the process of escape and liberation of the Israelite people from Egypt.  It is characterized by...
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Called to Love

CALLED TO LOVE   EXODUS 4:10-17   10 But Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor even now that you have spoken to your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” 11 Then the Lord said to him, “Who gives speech...
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God Hears Their Cry

God Hears Their Cry Exodus 3 Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked,...
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The Brokenness That Leads to Community

  THE BROKENNESS THAT LEADS TO COMMUNITY   ACTS 2:37-47 37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” 38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of...
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Discerning The Spirit

Acts 16: 6-15   6 They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. 7 When they had come opposite Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them; 8 so, passing by...
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Led by the Spirit

LED BY THE SPIRIT   ACTS 11:1-18   Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, 3 saying, “Why did you go to uncircumcised...
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A New Way of Seeing: A New Way of Living

A NEW WAY OF SEEING: A NEW WAY OF LIVING Acts 9:36-43   36 Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. 37 At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her...
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Living in the Middle

LIVING IN THE MIDDLE Acts 9:1-20 Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring...
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