Moses is about to die. For 40 years, Moses has led an ungrateful, unfaithful people through the wilderness. The original generation has all but passed away, and now he speaks to their children and grandchildren. Life and death are before them, he warns. And then come some of his final words: choose life.
After the incident with the golden calf, God tells the Israelites to move on…without His presence. Moses intercedes once again for the people and reminds God that Israel is his nation. In the end, Exodus 33 reminds us of the power of God’s glory, the importance of his presence, and the wonder of the what Christ has done for us.
What we see in Exodus 32, isn’t an issue, it’s the issue, the sin beneath the sin.
When you read or hear God’s promises, do you believe them? In this message, we see the Israelites sending spies into the land of Canaan. The report of the spies remains focused on their unbelief and a lack of faith in the Lord. He has promised to give them the land, but they see only what stands in their way. But there is strength to be found in the promises of the Lord.
Moses has led the people of God to Mt. Sinai, where God will reveal himself to Moses, give him the 10 commandments, and establish a covenant with the people of Israel. It’s a pivotal moment in Moses’ life, the nation of Israel, and in the history of salvation, and it points us once again to the Cross.
If you’ve ever been a part of an organization, team, or company where everything has to flow through one person, then you know how inefficient and unhealthy that can be. In this message, we look at Moses’ leadership and the people of God in Exodus 18, and we learn the timeless principle that in God’s Kingdom, it’s not about what one single person does, but what God does through every single person.
The crossing of the Red Sea. It’s one of the most memorable moments in the Bible, when God rescues his people from near death and makes a way to freedom. But within this story are sub-stories that are instructive for the reader: Moses’ example of faith, the unbelief of the Israelites, and the stubborn disobedience of a king who pitted himself against the Almighty God.
A purpose of the Christian life is to know God and make Him known.
When God spoke to Moses out of a burning bush, he told him he had chosen Moses to deliver the people of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. Moses, less than excited, basically told God he had the wrong guy. In this message, we see that our strength and confidence come not from greater self-esteem, but from the power and presence of God in our lives.
The prophet Moses is a central figure of 3 major world religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Moreover, he’s arguably the most important figure in the Old Testament of the Bible. In this message, we see the beginning of his story—and the beginning of God’s plan to move his people out of bondage and into freedom.
Where do you find you security, hope, and joy in this life? According to the Apostle Peter, we can find those things in the present by knowing what’s coming in the future: our glorious inheritance, our salvation, kept in Heaven for us by God himself.
Have you ever experienced joy in the midst of sorrowful circumstances? In this message, we finish our study of the book of Habakkuk. We see a changed man who is living by faith and not by sight. Because of this, he’s able to rejoice in God even in the midst of the storm.
How should we deal with problems among God’s people? Why is it that sometimes those who reject God most often seem to have the most successful and blessed lives? Rest assured that God sees all and knows all and that in His timing He will make things right. Listen in to this sermon on Habakkuk 2:4-20 to see how God uses forging to build faith in His people.
What do you do when you don’t understand what God is doing? That’s one of the questions the prophet Habakkuk wrestled with, along with many other folks in the Bible. Habakkuk’s response to God offers us timeless wisdom into how finite beings can respond to an infinite God.
As we begin this series, we are going to see Habakkuk approach God with some deep, honest questions that lead to deep, honest faith.
What is the right way to live life? We all want to know the answer to that question. According to the Bible, the answer to that question isn’t found in a self-help booklet or how-to formula, but in a person. In this message, we look at John 14, where Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
Paul writes some of the most famous statements we read in all of Scripture about contentment. Inside of those verses, we see where contentment is found and where it is lost.
Did you know that Jesus told his followers to wash each other’s feet? While that may seem weird to us, there is incredible meaning to what Jesus said. He was telling his disciples (and us) to love one another, and to live in radical humility.This is only possible when we draw from the source of love and humility itself — Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen Lord.
Can you still trust God, even when you don’t understand what is happening or why? In this message, we return to the story of Lazarus once again to see how God works in all things for his glory and, at the same time, for the good and joy of his children.
The story of Lazarus challenges believers to remain loyal to Jesus even while facing death.
How would you describe what it means to be a Christian? Does the word “joyful” come to mind? If not, consider again the words of Jesus. He said that he came, and died and rose again, that we might have life and have it abundantly.
On this Memorial Day, we remember the sacrifices made for the freedom we enjoy. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice to provide for us the ultimate freedom. Today we look at the two sides of freedom, that we are set free from but also set free to.
Because of sin, and apart from Christ, we live in darkness. The darkness of shame, the darkness of guilt, the darkness of self-loathing, the darkness of separation from God. But there’s good news: Jesus told He is the Light of the World, and that by following Him we can have new and eternal life.
What if I told you that no matter what circumstance you find yourself in, you can have confidence that the God of the Universe is personally caring for you? That’s exactly what Psalm 23 tells us. If you have trusted Jesus Christ with your life, the Lord is your Shepherd, and you need not want, but the Shepherd watches over your soul.
Jesus was a master at using physical things to illustrate spiritual truths. In John chapter 6, Jesus uses physical hunger and bread to teach us about eternal life. His point was that while bread can temporarily satisfy our physical hunger, only faith in Him can eternally satisfy our spiritual hunger. We were made to be in relationship with God, and it’s only through a relationship with Jesus that we find our satisfaction.
The brokenness, the barriers, and the pain that exists in the world today points to the fact that we have a worship problem. In this message, we explore how Jesus is the Messiah who breaks down the barriers of division and offers unity in one spirit and eternal satisfaction to those who believe in him.
Can you be moral enough, religious enough, disciplined enough, or good enough for God? According to Jesus, we all need to be “born again.” In this message, we explore the meaning of that often used phrase and how it is that we come to new life.
Who is Jesus? Who are you? These are some of life’s most important questions. In the gospel of John, we get a clear picture of who Jesus is through multiple “I Am” statements. In this message, we learn that Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away our sin.
The Gospel of John is a focus on who Jesus is and in this passage, John makes it clear that Jesus is the Word, the ultimate expression of God.
Nearing the end of his life, Jacob has one more tragic incident–the seeming loss of his beloved son, Joseph. In the end, Jacob receives Joseph “back from the dead” and discovers God was working triumph out of tragedy. In their story, we see a foreshadowing of the greatest story–when God the Father gave up his beloved Son Jesus to die for our sins, and then to raise Him to new life on the third day.
God has told Jacob to return home. But to do so, he has to face his older brother…the same brother who threatened to kill him 20 years before. The night before their encounter, Jacob “wrestles” with God and receives his blessing. His story is a reminder to all of us that what we ultimately need in this life are God’s blessing, presence, and love.