Sermons

Watching for the Resolution–Exodus 5:1 -6:1

Shaun continue the sermon series from Exodus with Moses and Aaron’s first interactions with Pharaoh, which then revealed starkly how watching God work requires a humble view of one’s own understanding and an honest approach to embracing our legitimate hope.

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The Picture on the Box — Exodus 4:18-31

Shaun continues the series on Moses with a look on Moses’s return trip to Egypt. The trip begins with a reminder to Moses about what’s going to happen in Egypt, then a dramatic episode involving circumcision, and finally Moses meeting Aaron and entering Egypt to acceptance, just as God had said. From this, we can learn that God is with us and He is always aware of his Covenant promises to us and He fulfills them with full knowledge of our faults and weaknesses.


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I Myself Am Able–Exodus 3:1-4:17

Shaun looks at Moses’ interaction with God via the burning bush and explains how the dialog reveals and affirms the primacy of God’s capability, with focus on His ability to save, and its implications for both Moses’ and our obedience despite difficulty, insecurities, and weaknesses.

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What Sustains You?–1 Peter 2: 1-8

Michael Vogel, the Lake Trails Ministry Intern, shares from a pair of metaphors in 1 Peter regarding what it means to be and why one can be sustained by Jesus.

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And a Strange Sort of Sovereignty — Exodus 2:11-25

Shaun continues the series on Moses with a look at Moses’s early attempts at “fixing” matters in Egypt, then for one family in Midian. Even though Moses was then effectively in exile in an unfamiliar place, God was still at work preparing the situation in Egypt for Moses to return. In our own lives, we can ‘do’ trust by trusting God to fix things in our lives when we don’t have the means to fix it, and we must remember that God’s way of saving may not be our way.


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A Prelude to an Odd Salvation — Exodus 1-2:10

Shaun kicks off a new series on the life of Moses by looking at the story of the Hebrews in Egypt up until Moses is born and adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter. This story continues the cycle of promise, turmoil, and then salvation that carries throughout the Bible, both in the long run (arrival, slavery, and rescue in Egypt) and in the short run (life in Egypt, edict to kill Hebrew boys, and a boy being brought to and raised by Pharaoh’s own daughter).


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A Meaningful List–2 Timothy 4: 9-22

Shaun concludes the series from 2 Timothy with Paul’s summary in the form of a list that paints a coherent picture: Timothy should stay faithful and persevere, even as there is discomfort and opposition, as he and Paul have not been abandoned–Jesus is with them, having experienced abandonment and misery, but also subsequent victory ahead of them.

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Using It Right–2 Timothy 4: 1-8

Shaun continues the sermon series from 2 Timothy with an ongoing look at Paul’s exhortation to Timothy to endure in his attempts to mend the damage of the errant elders’ self-oriented shrinking of the gospel by adhering to a Jesus-centered preaching of the scriptures.

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What’s the Thing?–2 timothy 3

As Shaun continues the series from Paul’s letters to Timothy, he shares how Paul addresses how Timothy can address the opposition of false teachers, reiterating to him that their message comes from flaws in character and that it is leading people astray, in good part because it is all centered around them. Paul presents Timothy with encouragement to retain an orientation in keeping with his spiritual history–one rooted in the voice of God spoken through the scriptures.

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What Actually Helps — 2 Timothy 2:14-26

Shaun continues the series on 2 Timothy as Paul transitions from encouraging Timothy to a look at the work ahead. Again the problem of heretical church leaders is in focus, but Paul’s instructions to Timothy draw attention to the core problem (that the false teaching shrinks the Gospel message) and how to avoid a few all-too-easy pitfalls when opposing it.

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