Sermons

Alternatives to Trusting — Exodus 16

Shaun continues the series of Moses with a look at how the story of the manna and quail called the Israelite people to trust in God. We too should trust God instead of grumbling, bet-hedging, or discarding what God says. Jesus is our “manna” – his very arrival shows that God is faithful.


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Since god Speaks–Exodus 15: 22-27

Shaun continues through the narrative of Israel’s trek from Egypt to Sinai with discussion of God’s next communication with the people: He will be their healer, if they listen and obey. Shaun carries these two commandments forward to us today, discussing the distractions that hinder our ability to hear God and how to take the next step in obedience.

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More Gritty Than Pretty?–Exodus 14: 5-31

Shaun reaches the climax of part 1 of the Exodus story–the crossing of the Red Sea–and reflects particularly on Israel’s responses to the event: their disbelief turned into holy fear and active belief.

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A Strange Route for Still Waters

Shaun continues the sermon series on the exodus with an analysis and application of the route taken by the Israelites: following God might mean taking an unexpected route… which also happens to be slower than we might like… but which is blessed with God’s continuous presence.

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Peace and Joy — Exodus 11:1-10,12:29-42

Shaun continues tracking the life of Moses with as we read about the death of Egypt’s firstborn and the long-anticipated Israelite exodus from Egypt. While it’s a story of God delivering His people, it’s not the case that the Israelite faith was perfect or that the Egyptians were particularly more sinful. Instead, we can see it as a story of God redeeming imperfect people who sin and need atonement. We can find joy today, not because our sin is insignificant, but that our atonement is already made through the sacrifice of Jesus.


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Expect the Unexpected–Psalm 130

Michael Vogel reflects on the journey of understanding revealed in Psalm 140–a recognition of one’s desperation in guilt, the legitimacy of hope in God’s forgiveness, the form taken by hopeful reliance in that mercy, and a celebration that this experience can be enjoyed in community.

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Pharaoh, Pharaoh–Exodus 7:1-7

As Shaun continues through the life of Moses, he discusses a key story that focuses primarily on Pharaoh, as the plagues answer Pharaoh’s earlier dismissive question “who is Yahweh?” with a resounding declaration of God’s authority in all of the spheres that Pharaoh insisted on calling his.

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All the Way to Verse 6–Exodus 6: 2-30

Shaun looks at the passage that builds to the lineage of the high priest’s line to see what need is expressed, what God’s answer to the need was, and how the solution’s placement at that time was incomplete… with implications to each of us.

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Magnified–Luke 1:46-55

Max Harris explains how centuries of Christian worshipers can echo the words of Mary in the Magnificat despite rather obviously having some dissimilarities in the particulars of our respective experiences.

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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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