- 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord O’ My Soul)
- From the Inside Out
- Great is thy Faithfulness
- Communion: Jesus Paid it All (O Praise the One)
- Offering: Great is Thy Faithfulness
- Wayfarers Study Series
Pastor Rusty Brian
- Pharaoh is broken and let’s the Israelite go, leave Egypt.
- Pharaoh then changes his mind, despite witnessing God’s greatness and might on display. He decides to rally his army and pursues the Israelite.
- The army witness the formation of pillars of fire, signifying God’s presence and protection over the fleeing Israelite.
- The Israelite reach the Red Sea, trapped with no where else to go.
- Likely, Moses and the people of Israel are scared and discouraged.
- God empowers Moses to part the Red Sea and provide the people a corridor to escape.
- Note: the sea is noted as chaos through out the Bible, something fearsome, dangerous. God is order and protection against the chaos and danger.
- Pharaoh’s army goes in pursuit, into the parted sea, even though knowing God’s promise and protection of the Israelite.
- As the Israelite reach the other, God directs Moses to restore the Red Sea, crashing the parted waters on the army, washing them away.
- Take away:
- Hopelessness: without God. With God, there is always hope.
- Make good decisions. Pharaoh ignored God’s power and chose to continue his pursuit of the Israelite. In this case:
- God is the primary actor/character: God is in control.
- Lead with faith: Moses and the Israelite were fleeing in fear. Moses had to lead, trusting God’s direction to go into the Red Sea. God delivered the Israelite.
- I Will Follow
- Come Thou Fount
- Great Are You Lord
- Communion: In Christ Alone
- Offering: By Our Love
- Let it Rise
- Your Grace is Enough
- Great are You Lord
- Ministry Spotlight: Costa Rica (Jocelyn Walters)
- Communion: Jesus We Love You
- Offertory: Your Grace is Enough
Pastor Rusty Brian
- Moses came to the burning bush and came to the presence of the Lord.
- The burning bush: God and creation can co-exist (God present in the physical – burning bush is ever-maintained by God)
- Symbolism: The bush represents the people (Israel, us individually) and the fire represents God’s fuel.
- Angel of the Lord: is thought to actually represent God’s presence
- Moses: going to the people to led the Israelite, he had hesitation, questioning his worthiness. God assures Moses He will be with him.
- God: Tell the Israelite “I AM,” all being. The God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob. Stating that He is the same as the relationship with his ancestry, from the beginning.
- Being itself. Creation itself. God is.
- God’s name is a story. Israel. Jesus. The Cross. Deliverer, Redeemer.
- God’s name is an embodied name. It’s a person. God and Moses becomes synonymous. God becomes embodied in Moses. Later seen in the prophets, then in Jesus. Amazingly, embodied in the Church (as we are the hands and feet of God’s, taking God to the world – in family, homes, work, school, etc.
- God is what God does.
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