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)

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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:

Exodus: Week 3 {2:11-3:22}

This week we see Moses, the powerful leader and promised deliverer of Israel, step out into his calling.  Right gifts, clear call, yet it was the wrong time and wrong motives. Someone ends up dead and he ends up an outlaw, fleeing for his life. He steps out to fulfill his calling in his own strength and it is disastrous.

We see God respond by stepping in and hearing the cries of the people.  He calls Moses, but not in Moses’ own strength and power, this time God calls Moses and goes WITH.

Moses asks the question, “God who am I . . . ?” and God responds with:

I AM that I AM.

And I will be WITH you.

Read this week’s passage here: Exodus 2:11-3:22

Watch the LORD unfold his plan of redemption through this section of Scripture below:

Exodus: Week 2 {1:1-2:10}

During a dark time in Israel’s history when they could not make sense of life God was still moving and redeeming.  This week will see the beginning of God’s faithfulness to fulfill his covenant promises and redeem His people.  Watch the video below to see the story of God and His people unfold through:

The oppression of a nation

The unlikely plan of rescue

The deliverance of a deliverer

Read this week’s passage here: Exodus 1:1-2:10

Exodus: Week 1 {Intro}

The book of Exodus is all about God’s power.  It’s a book about redemption and God’s faithfulness to fulfill His covenant promises and redeem His people.

It’s a perfect book for me to study and teach as I have wrestled in a season of doubt, discouragement, and disillusionment.  I thought this was over.  I thought I was done.  Until the LORD whispered to me, “Daughter, if you are struggling with unbelief, with doubt, with disillusionment, you don’t quit, you come closer. If you don’t know my power, come here to me and I’ll show you.”

That’s just what He’s been doing the past few weeks.

Watch the Intro Message here: Exodus Intro Message

Watching so many around me run toward or slowly drift, confess or get caught was starting to scare me. None of this was my own relationship with Christ, but it started to affect my relationship with Christ. I give my life to helping others find joy and fulfillment and satisfaction in Jesus, He is the way, the truth, the life. And so when I watched so many around me pursue a different path, when I watched my own professor who taught me so much live a life of hypocrisy, it filled me with doubt and I started to ask:

Is this all real?

Is this all true?

Is this all worth it?

I didn’t realize until I was reading my 10month old a bible story that what I was doubting was: GOD’S POWER. Somewhere along the way, watching believers choose to go their own way, choose sin, live in hypocrisy, led me to a faith crisis.

Does God really have the power to break chains? To set people free? To satisfy? To redeem? To deliver? To renew? To change? To raise the dead?

Is his power real? Is it true?

And I stopped believing it. I stopped believing in God’s power and I started down a path of disillusionment. I started to see myself take subtle steps toward believing, “If this is not true, than what am I doing? Why am I pouring my life out, getting up in the wee hours of the morning to study, meeting with women, leaving my cute baby? I could be watching Netflix, shopping, drinking wine, moving to Italy, living for me and mine. And I started to struggle with wanting to compromise myself, pursuing the false gods of comfort and selfishness.

And I realized, I have to quit. I can’t teach and lead a bible study about God if I don’t believe His power. If I don’t believe this is all real and God can really change people, then I can’t stand up here.

Listen to the rest of the message below.