Shaun reflects on a story God’s holiness in the face of trust-less rebellion by both the Israelites and Moses, noting in particular the problems of blaming God instead of recognizing our error … and promptly completely failing to repent despite God’s abundant provision of mercy, available and brought within reach.Download Mp3
Shaun continues the series on the life of Moses with another scene where the Israelites try to make their own solution without listening to God and end up making a mess. We can apply this by recognizing our own tendency to trust in our own strength to solve problem, and instead trust in God who gives us life through Jesus’ resurrection.
Chad Baudhuin, visiting from a new church plant in Green Bay, speaks of the distinction between the false guise of safety found in the world and the inviolable security to be found in the Spirit-led, unburdened path walked by and with Jesus.Download Mp3
Shaun continues the series in the life of Moses by diving into the confrontation that Miriam and Aaron have with Moses. This division in the congregation meets with consequences that immediately affect Miriam, but also give everyone else a role to play in the reconciliation. In our age of conflict and division, we have sometimes been lured into accepting disunity as the “way things are”, but instead we should address the division and reconcile past conflict so that we may realize the final goal of one unified body of Christ.
Shaun’s continuation of the Exodus story continues with lessons from Israel’s rebellion against God in the form of a craving-run-amok, superficially for quail (or some dietary variety). Shaun suggests some constructive ways to bring our desires to light and perhaps steer them back to their proper objects.Download Mp3
Shaun continues the story of Exodus with the tail end of the construction of the tabernacle, reflecting both on the work and discipline required for following this God and on the blessing of God’s ways of showing how and that He is with us for the journey.Download Mp3
Shaun continues the series on the life of Moses with a look at how God displays His incredible forgiveness to the Israelites. Even though the people had bickered against Moses and been unfaithful to God, God responds with forgiveness by making a covenant to do great things with and for them despite their rebellious nature.
Shaun’s sermon series from the life of Moses continues with a set of complementary pictures of patterned worship: that given to Moses by God in the form of tabernacle construction instructions and that taken by Aaron as he built the golden calf. The lesson in focus for this sermon was that the source of the pattern gives or withholds the legitimacy of the imitation and that the source for all patterns of worship and life is rightly the person of Jesus.Download Mp3
Shaun considers the story of Moses receiving advice from his father-in-law and expresses lessons from it regarding hearing God speak from atypical sources: have a habit of paying attention to the possibility of God speaking, work to discern the source of observed messages (by comparing to Jesus as revealed in scriptures), and then act on what you have been told.Download Mp3
Shaun continues the series on the life of Moses with a look at the battle with the Amalekites. The Israelites’ victory over the Amalekites demonstrates how God’s power was enacted on behalf of His weak and powerful people. Because of His power, we can boast in out weakness.