There is one theme that we really do not see until the very end, and this theme may be the most important of all. It is why God spoke to Moses in the burning bush, why He raised up and conquered Pharaoh, why He gave Israel the law, and why the Tabernacle was built. Everything […]
Exodus is both a book and an event. God’s delivery of his people from bondage in Egypt is the most significant redemptive event of the Old Testament. This redemptive event was but a shadow of the one to come. Jesus secured the exodus of his people from the bondage of sin through the cross.
Exodus permeates every inch of Scripture, promising another prophet like Moses and a greater Passover lamb. We will spend 2015 studying the book of Exodus by looking at the major themes of the story and a special look at the Plagues (salvation), the Ten Commandments (law & covenant) and the Tabernacle (worship).
The obedience of Israel in constructing the Tabernacle showed that they believed. Do you know that this formula – the connection between belief and obedience – is still a central part of the message of the Bible? Israel showed that they believed through their obedience, and you show that you believe through obedience.
We are going to trace the glory of God from Moses to the gospel to you. We are going to see how the glory of God shone through Moses and through the work of Jesus Christ, and how it is to shine through everyone who is a follower of Jesus.
Our text tells us what God does: He gives them a second chance. New tablets are made; the covenant is renewed; God reiterates His love for His people. It is a stunning display of the grace of God to undeserving sinners. It is a powerful prelude to what will come in the New Testament – […]
Exodus 33 is a follow-up text after the colossal failure of the idolatry with the golden calf. The fall was great, and the consequences were severe. God was angry; the covenant had been broken; people died. Frankly, the future of Israel was very uncertain at this point. Here in the beginning of chapter 33, God makes a […]
Exodus 32 is one of the best examples of the craziness and the consequences of misplaced desires that become deadly. This is the story of the golden calf. According to the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 10, this story is given for our instruction “that we might not desire evil as they did” (1 Cor. […]
I want to invite you to think with me about two subjects: work and rest. This is something that relates to every one of us, regardless of our age, experience, education or background. We are going to talk about something that is a critical part of our humanity – something that is a vital part […]
We all try to dress ourselves up for God. But somewhere deep down, we start to discover something we all need to learn: Even if we wear clothes fit for a priest, we are not good enough to stand before God.
The tabernacle and the ark of the covenant point us to the message of being in the presence of God.
The ﬁrst piece of furniture God told Moses to build was the ark of the covenant. Why did the ark come ﬁrst? Out of all the things that went inside the tabernacle, why begin with the ark? And why start with a piece of furniture rather than the tent itself? The answer is that the […]