To hear the sermon from Exodus 36:8-40:38 click here: Eating from the Lord’s Table
To hear the sermon from Exodus 36 click here: Do the Work
To hear the sermon from Exodus 35 click here:What God wants.
To hear the sermon from Exodus 34 click here: God is Greater
Continue reading “Sermons from the Book of Exodus”
This morning we finished what has been many months of work reading through, and applying the message of the Book of Exodus to our lives. The great themes of the book, God as saviour, lawgiver, and lord have been a privilege to give time and prayer to over this time. Someone said no other book has the pattern of our redemption more clearly marked out in it Continue reading “Getting the balance right (message recordings)”
Reading Exodus 36 today it gave us opportunity to think about the good things God has given to us, and the the way He would have us to use them. At a time when everyone is expecting to use the natural World for their own ends, God seeks that we use all that He has made for His glory, and find our satisfaction in that.
You can listen to the message here: Do the Work.
To contrast with that responsibility we seek to fulfill before God, we need to remember, as Galatians 5:1-18 states so clearly, we put no trust in our works, but our whole trust is, what we do for God can never be constituted as our righteousness, only what Christ has done for us can save.
My evening message: Staying Free.
Continuing in Exodus, we read chapter 35 this morning. The passage sets out the skills, and materials required for building the sanctuary for God.
What we noted is that willing hearts were the base material, and that is still true today.
There is nothing worse than a begrudged gift, but a gift from the heart, that really counts.
You can hear the message here: What God wants.
Our morning reading touches on the aftermath of the giving of the Ten Commandments, and the distressing incident of the Golden Calf which followed it.
The good news of this chapter however is that Continue reading “Exodus 34 – God is Greater (message recording)”
You can download this week’s sheet here: Week beginning 23rd September
We have continued in the book of Exodus to chapter 33 now, and the record of the efforts of Moses to reconcile God and His people after their making of the golden calf.
Although he accomplished a temporary agreement, as he was only a man, Moses’ work as mediator speaks to us of Jesus’ work as mediator, which is both human and divine, and therefore permanent in effect.
The message this morning is entitled: Crisis Resolution.
The reading this morning was Exodus 32, the famous incident of the golden calf.
It’s such a familiar story that we could miss what it is exactly that is at the heart of it.
As I re-read it in preparation for preaching it’s message today I was certainly awakened to something I knew, but hadn’t fully taken in.
What struck me is the relevance of this message to my life, and everyone else I know too.
The recording of the morning sermon can be found here: Patience.
This Sunday’s ministry came from the books of Exodus and Galatians.
In the morning we read Exodus 31:12-18 concerning the Sabbath. Hence the sermon title being simply: Rest.
If you do choose to listen, please be warned in advance, half way through I realised that I had skipped a whole section of my notes which was rather off putting, especially when handling such a critical, and sensitive subject. There were also some ‘you had to be there’ references too.
In the evening we read Galatians 2:1-13, and entered it through verse 2 where Paul confides something about a crisis of confidence he experienced, and how he dealt with it. So my title: Resolving a crisis of confidence.
During the morning’s service we read Exodus 31 which concerns the artists and craftsmen who were to be given the commission to build the place of worship at the time of Moses. The challenge they, and we face is to take God’s commandments, and turn them into the practical reality of life. To do this they, and we have to navigate a difficult channel in dependance on God the Spirit, the channel between Inspiration and Interpretation.
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