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Sermon Quotes: "Power to Strike and Save"

"With one single blow he gave them a water and food shortage, a transportation shutdown, a financial disaster, and a spiritual crisis." Phil Ryken "There was a suitableness in God's choosing the frogs to humble Egypt's kings, because frogs were worshipped by that nation as emblems of the Deity. Images of a certain frog-headed goddess were placed in the catacombs, and frog...

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Sermon Recap | Why the Prelude?

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This past Sunday, C.J. explored the opening scenes of God's confrontation with Pharaoh and the idols of Egypt. While the stage was previously set for Moses and Aaron to take the Lord's message of deliverance to the king of Egypt, we are now given a prelude, of sorts, for the impending larger conflict. In Exodus 7:8-13, God commissions Moses and Aaron to stand before Phara...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | Why the Prelude?

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This post is based on CJ Mahaney's sermon,Why the Prelude?,given on December 2, 2018. On Sunday, Pastor CJ preached from Exodus 7:8-13. In this passage, Moses and Aaron appear before Pharaoh in order to appeal him to let God's people go free. Even after he witnesses the awesome power of God in action, Pharaoh's heart was hardened. Pharaoh is both a merciful warning and a...

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Sermon Quotes | "Why the Prelude?"

"Magic was a main element in the Egyptian religion at this time, and those who mastered these powers were held in high esteem. The priests, belonging to the highest officials of Pharaoh, possessed secret knowledge and were skilled in all sorts of mysterious rites. By casting spells, they could allegedly overpower humans and control gods and thereby attain dominion over the...

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Sunday Sermon Recap | Divine Reassurance

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This post is based on CJ Mahaney's sermon,Divine Reassurance, given on November 25, 2018. In this Sunday's sermon, CJ helpfully applied Exodus 6:28-7:7 by encouraging us towards greater confidence in God's sovereignty and to further faithfulness to the gospel. Redemption is a work of God alone through the gospel alone. God reissued his call to Moses when he was 80 years ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | Divine Reassurance

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This post is based on CJ Mahaney's sermon,Divine Reassurance,given on November 25, 2018. Last Sunday, CJ taught that because God sovereignly ordains all that happens, we can trust that God's good plans and purposes will come to pass. As our passage on Sunday demonstrates, not our sin, not our limitations, not even evil mighty powers, can prevent God's sovereign purpose fr...

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May She Be Beautiful and Strong | Featured Article by Carolyn Mahaney

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This morning, Desiring God posted an article by Carolyn Mahaney called "May She Be Beautiful and Strong". Mothers, we pray that this will encourage you as you faithfully mother your daughters according to God's word and for his glory!...

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Sermon Quotes | "Divine Reassurance"

"Pharaoh's heart was particularly important because Egyptians believed it was the all-controlling factor in both history and societyhis heart was thought to be sovereign over creation. Therefore by hardening Pharaoh's heart, God was making a theological point. He was proving that he alone is sovereign over all things. Nothing is outside the purpose of his will, not even th...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | He Faithful Will Remain

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This post is based on Tyson Ziegler's sermon,He Faithful Will Remain,given on November 18, 2018. This week we heard from Pastor Tyson on how to continue to have real hope in the middle of real uncertainty and fear. In our passage, Habakkuk was wrestling with how to reconcile God's presence and love for His people when everything was not going the way it was supposed to ...

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Grace and Gratitude This Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving serves a variety of purposes. For many, we gather with family and friends. We feast, we laugh, we remember. For others, Thanksgiving is a welcome couple-days-off, punctuated by football and food. For some, it's simply the prelude to the hunt. It's a day to plan and get organized before the doors open and the shopping begins. Christians know that Thanksgiv...

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