Tag Archives: Exodus

Missing the blessing



Ten of the spies forgot what they knew to be true once they saw what was ahead. Thus they doubted and believed lies. When we forget the truth, we are just as vulnerable to doubt and fear. Let’s remind ourselves today of what is eternally true.

Numbers 13

Taught Sunday morning, October 17, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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The Place for His Presence



Following the spiritual disaster with the golden calf idol, Moses successfully intercedes for the nation to still have the presence of God in their midst. They chose the presence of God over the promised land without Him. Yet there was still the task of preparing a place for God’s presence to be with them, according to His specifications. The focus shifts to the nation as a whole in giving and Spirit empowered craftsmen (men and women) to obey the LORD’s instructions to build the tabernacle.

Exodus 35 – 40

Taught Sunday morning, October 3, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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More than a Name



The LORD descends to the mountain to proclaim His Name, to declare His character, for Moses and the children of Israel for all generations of those who love the LORD. We do well to meditate upon these verses and the character traits revealed here.

Exodus 34:6-7

Taught Sunday morning, September 19, 2021 by Brad D Harris

I am including links to some resources from Bible Project that go much deeper than we have time to do today. Check out all six videos.  Beyond the videos are hours of more learning in the amazing podcast.
The Bible Project – The Character of God

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Greater Intimacy with God



Moses has interceded in behalf of the idolatrous Israelites that God would not disown them. Desiring God to continue to be present with them in the journey ahead, Moses asks to see the glorious presence of God. The glory Moses experiences is not what he asked, but is so instructive for him and us. He experiences greater intimacy with the LORD than possibly anyone before Him had known.

Exodus 33:17 – 34:9

Taught Sunday morning, September 12, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Repent for More



The children of Israel had broken the covenant of love and broken the heart of God with their traitorous turn with the golden calf. Moses had successfully pleaded with God to turn away His wrath. But the people would need to turn from their sinful attitude if they wanted God to still be in their presence. That turning is called “repentance.” And it’s kind of a big deal.  But it is the path to a closer vision of God.

Exodus 33:1-6 and Luke 3:1-14

Taught Sunday morning, September 5, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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An Idol or the Intercessor



It is ironic but hopefully no surprise that the very stories designed to warn us against making idols are often most likely to tempt us modern people to make idols. Why? Because they reveal God to not be what we expect God to be. Thus we want to think of our God to be more like we prefer Him to be, rather than what He reveals. I hope that a second look at this Spirit-inspired story will help us see the warning and more important, see the the LORD for who He really is.

Exodus 32:1-14

Taught Sunday morning, August 29, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Practicing the Preaching



First a review of the Ten Commands. Have you got them memorized by now? But knowing them by heart is only the first step. You won’t do what you don’t know. The big step is being one who does the commands. And because we fall short, thankfully Christ practiced them perfectly.

Exodus 24:1-8 and James 1:21-25

Taught Sunday morning, August 22, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Jesus and the Sabbath



The LORD set the pattern from the beginning of creation. The LORD applied it as He gave them manna in the wilderness. Six days of usual work. Seventh day was for rest and time with God. But after generations of ignoring the Sabbath, the LORD exiled them from the promised land. When the children of Israel returned, the Pharisees educated and enforced the Sabbath rules they had made to protect the command. Jesus came and said they missed the point. The Sabbath was made for man, not vice versa.

Exodus 20:8-11 and Mark 2:23-28

Taught Sunday morning, July 11, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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God Comes First



We start our series on the 10 Commandments. And the first commands are that God comes first, in everything. First in our allegiance, loyalty, and love – God has liberated His people to be their Protection, Provider, and Guide. And nothing else (money, person, ideology, nor state) can do what He has already done. Thus He deserves no competition for our attention.

Exodus 20:1-7

Taught Sunday morning, July 4, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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A Holy Nation



The LORD rescued the children of Israel from slavery and darkness. But that rescue was to bring them into relationship with the Living God. People need protection, provision, and guidance, and the LORD would provide that in order to bless them. And His blessing would include making them His own special people who would reveal Him to the nations around them as a kingdom of priests. This pattern is repeated through Christ in the new covenant. Christians are to be a peculiar people from all nations to be a holy nation and a kingdom of priests, serving God.

Exodus 19:1-9 and 1 Peter 2:9-10

Taught Sunday morning, June 27, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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