Archive for February 2016

Exodus 2:16-22

Through an act of kindness shown to a group of women, Moses becomes an adopted member of a Midianite family, living a nomad style of life out in the Sinai desert.  Moses ends up with a wife and a son, appearing to have embraced this new life of his which was almost the polar opposite…

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Exodus 2:11-15

Moses, who wrote the book of Exodus, was trained in the best schools of Egypt, no doubt.  And it is evident that he knew how to write.  The plot of the story requires that the writer lay out how Moses goes from being a prince in Egypt to a wanderer in the Sinai desert.  In…

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Exodus 2:5-10

When a person puts their trust in God, things do not always turn out perfectly in every aspect.  But they certainly did in this situation.  Instead of dying in the river by some drowning incident or some crocodile, Moses ends up becoming part of the royal family in the country of Egypt.  Furthermore, things seem…

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Exodus 2:1-4

Having set the stage for the general state of affairs between the Egyptians and the Hebrew people, the writer of the book of Exodus (Moses) now zeroes in on one particular family and the events surround their lives in the land of oppression and despair.  A Levite family has a baby and now the struggle…

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Exodus 1:15-22

The pogrom against the Hebrew people continues in the land of Egypt in our reading today.  I love what it says about the Hebrew midwives – “they feared God and did not do as the king said”.  Every believer has the opportunity to be a hero in the life of faith, no matter one’s station…

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Exodus 1:8-14

The people of Egypt are threatened by the success and blessing of the people of Israel.  There is a tendency in the world for people to feel this way when God’s people do too well.  The people of the world begin to worry that we will begin to take over and we will have a…

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Exodus 1:1-7

Ah, the opportunity to start a new book!  And Exodus it is, the book that will teach us what salvation is all about.  The title of the book “Exodus” literally means “the way out”.  The “Ex” part is a Greek word from which we get our word “Exit”.  And the “odus” part comes from a…

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Ephesians 6:21-24

Today we draw Paul’s letter to the Ephesians to a close.  Since there really was no public postal service for public use, Paul is sending his letter to these believers by the hand of a personal courier, a guy by the name of Tychicus.  This believer would let the Ephesians know more personal information about…

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Ephesians 6:18b-20

Our reading for today was the same one I used back at the beginning of January to kick off prayer week.  Here is the conclusion of that sermon, as we think about the call to prayer in the Christian life. “As I write this the wind is starting to blow strong.  The snow on the…

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