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But Pharaoh Will Not Heed You – Exodus 6:9-7:13

Today, we see God again command Moses to confront Pharaoh while Moses again pleads his inadequacy to do so.  Moses asks God, “…and how shall Pharaoh heed me” (Exodus 6:30), and God replies, “But Pharaoh will not heed you” (Exodus 7:4).  Pastor Kevin points to the parallels in the life of the prophet Jeremiah, 800 years later.  In both cases, God assures his servants that He will give…

You Have Made Us Abhorrent In the Sight of Pharaoh – Exodus 5:3-6:8

As God had foretold, Pharaoh refuses Moses’ request to let the Israelites leave Egypt and instead makes life increasingly difficult for them.  The Israelites turn on Moses and Aaron saying, “Let the Lord look on you and judge, because you have made us abhorrent in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants” (Exodus 5:21).    Similarly, God warns us that obeying Jesus’ command to preach His…

Let My People Go! Exodus 4:18-5:2

With God’s assurances and his father-in-law Jethro’s permission, Moses journeys back to Egypt, tells the Israelites that God is about to deliver them from slavery, and has his first encounter with Pharoah.  In the actions of Zipporah, Moses’ wife, and in Pharoah’s response to Moses in this passage, we recognize those who, throughout all time, have refused to obey God or identify with…

Hebrews 11:1-7 – Without Faith it is Impossible to Please God

April 23, 2023 – Today, we begin our study in Hebrews 11, often called God’s “Faith Hall of Fame.”  Building upon the previous (Chapter 10) exhortations to endure in our faith, Chapter 11 goes on to describe the faith that endures.  It is faith in Jesus’ sacrifice for sin, personally appropriated, which comes by hearing and humbly responding to God’s gospel of peace.  Our faith is…

John 11 – Personalizing the Resurrection

April 9, Resurrection Sunday, 2023 John 11 – This Sunday, when most in America are preoccupied with chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs, Pastor Kevin directs our attention to the real reason for today’s celebration – Jesus’ resurrection from the dead nearly 2,000 years ago, and he challenges us to personalize this historical fact for ourselves. His own resurrection was the fourth that…