WEEK 8: THE ROAD UP AHEAD
There are many paths we can take in this life; some are better than others. In the Exodus, God was leading His people on a path to the Promised Land. Despite all the lessons they learned, they were not ready for that step of faith. This resulted in being stuck in the worst way, circling the wilderness, and missing out on God’s best. An entire generation survived but never thrived with God. We can learn from them, get unstuck, and thrive in our walks with God.
November 3-4, 2018
WEEK 7: THE TABERNACLE
Can a sinful man worship God? Can an impure person have fellowship with a holy God? The Bible says no to both. Our sin separates us from God and our trespasses limit our access to Him. So how do we reconnect with God? The Old Testament presents a pattern for how sinful man makes his way back to a holy God. It reveals a shadow of things to come in the New Testament.
WEEK 6: IDOLS
Ever since our first parents fell into sin, there has been a void - a missing piece of our lives that we need to complete us. We do our best to fill that void with good things, but it’s never quite filled. When we take good things and make them “god” things, it’s a bad thing. This is what the first commandments to Israel were talking about. As expected, when Israel felt the void they filled it with the most famous idol ever: the Golden Calf.
October 20-21, 2018
WEEK 5: 10 Commandments
What comes to mind when you think of the 10 Commandments? Rules, right? Do this, not that. But what if when you thought about the “law” from Moses, you thought of something else first – something like love. When the Old Testament commands of God get boiled down we find that they are from love, and for love. Unfortunately, the Israelites would eventually turn the law into a job description to become a righteous person, but that was never the point.
October 13-14, 2018
WEEK 4: DAILY BREAD
Now that the Israelites were free, God needed to teach them to do what would not come naturally – walk with Him by faith. This week we explore how God began to train His children to fly through the weightless world of the deep water. These life lessons still apply to us, since walking with Jesus by faith today is a walk that in many ways is flat-out not natural.
WEEK 3: THE LONG ROAD
There is a good chance that your life is not always going to go according to plan. Maybe you think you should be further ahead than you are. Maybe you’ve been waiting for things to change. Maybe you are still waiting for God to show up. When God takes the long way in our lives, there is usually a good reason for it. There was for Moses and the Israelites who were led the long way to the sea, and then seemed to be stuck between a rock and a hard place. Been there?
September 29-30, 2018
WEEK 2: PLAGUES & PASSOVER
“Let my people go!” Such were the words of the Lord to Pharaoh. Ten plagues later, the children of Israel were delivered out of Egypt. What was the final event the Lord used to deliver His people from 430 years of slavery? It was an unblemished lamb slain for Passover, whose blood was shed and spread on the door frames of the houses. Deliverance came through the death of a lamb. Sound familiar? This week, we look at how Passover foreshadowed the Lamb of God who shed His blood for us.
September 22-23, 2018
Greg St. Cyr
WEEK 1: GOD’S CALL TO MOSES
Most of us are familiar with Moses, arguably the most famous Jewish person ever besides Jesus. But most are not familiar with his initial feelings on being called into his role as deliverer. At the burning bush, Moses sounds a lot like us, when we are more likely to be afraid than to have confidence in God. There are many reasons to fear the “what ifs” in this life, but what happens when our “what ifs” meet the great I AM?
September 15-16, 2018