Exodus II: Week 1 {Intro}

Exodus is the 2nd book in the Bible, written by Moses sometime between 1450-1410 b.c. to the 2nd generation of Israel.  It is a historical narrative that points us to the major theme of redemption.  This book shows us how God is faithful to fulfill His covenant promises and redeem His people.  It is a smaller story that points us to the greater story of the entire bible: the redemption of mankind in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

We are all a part of this story. Our stories fold into God’s story. What season do you find yourself in as you start this study? What sin, suffering, circumstances are you bringing to God and His people to better understand His story for you life?  This intro is an invitation to bring it to the light, to uncover the places of doubt and struggle in your own life and ask God to redeem them.

Watch the overview and intro to the second part of Exodus below:


Exodus: Week 10 {17:1-18:27}

This week, we’ll wrap up the first part of Exodus by looking at 7 lessons of leadership from Moses’ life.

  1. Look upward
  2. Don’t lead alone
  3. Take refuge in God
  4. Remember the Lord’s faithfulness
  5. Look for one
  6. Don’t do it all yourself
  7. It’s all about Jesus

Watch this week’s teaching here:

The Lydia + Pearl Market 2018

Lydia + Pearl Flyer

Purchase Tickets Here: Lydia + Pearl Market

We are excited to announce our 4th annual “Lydia + Pearl Market”!We have been so encouraged by the amount of people who have shown interest in this event or asked about being a vendor. We’d love to share a little of the backstory about this market and she got her name.

The Story of The Name: Lydia + Pearl

Lydia is mentioned in Acts 16:14, “ One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.”

She was a wealthy businesswoman, who sold her goods and used her wealth to serve others. She was the first European convert of the apostle Paul’s in the city of Philippi. It is suggested by some scholars that Lydia’s wealth perhaps was what funded the church of Philippi. One modern day preacher suggests, “Lydia bankrolled the Philippian church”. The example of Lydia’s skill as a businesswoman and devotion to God through her faith and generosity is why we named the market after her. We desire to promote women who sell their goods that they make with their own hands, for a greater good.

In Matthew 13:45-46, the pearl of greatest value is described as the Kingdom of Heaven.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” (Matthew 13:45-46)

The greatest good, our greatest treasures and investments should be eternal. While we want to promote local businesswomen selling their goods, we also wanted this market to add Kingdom value to the items you are purchasing.

Women selling their goods (Lydia), for good (Pearl).

We desire to see this market have a missional component that blesses our city and advances the Kingdom. Each year, we charge and entrance fee and a vendor fee that goes directly to a non profit that works in our city for the good of others. The past three years we have partnered with City Without Orphans. You can read more about the organization here: City Without Orphans

CWO is a local agency that helps bridge the gap between the needs of foster and orphaned children with the calling and resources of local churches through advocacy, education, support and events.

This market will be more than Christmas shopping, it will be supporting an agency that cares for the most vulnerable in our city, as well as supporting local artisans and small business owners.

Shop local.  Shop with a purpose.  Shop to give back.

Since our vision for this market is to promote women vendors, some of our values are to accept vendors that:

Create their own products with their own hands
Sell ethically made products
Support small businesses

*There have been a few exceptions this year to the above requirements, but beyond the few that have been approved, we have limited our number of direct sales vendors. We desire this market to promote women who create and make their own goods.

There is a $5 entrance fee that will be donated to City Without Orphans. You can buy your ticket online here: Lydia + Pearl Tickets

For a full list of vendors and sneak peeks at their products, follow us on Instagram @lydiaandpearlmarket and be sure to find our event on Facebook and RSVP!

If you are interested in being a vendor and you meet the above requirements, you can start the process by filling out an application here: Vendor Application

If you’d like to see what we’ve done in years past, checkout the hashtag: #lydiaandpearlmarket

For further questions, please email lydiaandpearl@gmail.com

Exodus: Week 7 {11:1-12:42}

Passover: the Blood of the Lamb that was slain serves as a reminder of the LORD’s mercy to passover the sins of Israel and display God’s power and judgment on the nation of Israel.

12For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the Lord. 13 The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.

14 “This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations, as a statute forever, you shall keep it as a feast. (Exodus 11:12-14)

Watch this week’s teaching video here:

Exodus: Week 6 {6:29-10:29}

 1Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I make you as God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet. You shall speak all that I command you, and your brother Aaron shall speak to Pharaoh that he let the sons of Israel go out of his land. But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart that I may multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt. When Pharaoh does not listen to you, then I will lay My hand on Egypt and bring out My hosts, My people the sons of Israel, from the land of Egypt by great judgments. The Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the sons of Israel from their midst.” So Moses and Aaron did it; as the Lord commanded them, thus they did.Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three, when they spoke to Pharaoh. (Exodus 7:1-7)

Watch this week’s teaching video on the plagues and the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart below: