Posts Tagged with "Exodus: From Captivity to Covenant"

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Sermon Quotes: "With Unveiled Faces"

"Scripture is dotted with extremely exciting and hopeful situations that are dashed by persistent human failure. Exodus 32-34 marks another occurrence of this pattern. Having agreed to do whatever Yahweh requires of them in the divinely offered covenant relationship, the people lose sight of Moses, Yahweh and faith. Disobedience of the most basic kind results. Sin captures...

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Sermon Quotes: "God's Autobiography"

". . . what was clearly at the heart of Moses' request was a longing to know the glory of God's character from which flowed the mercy that he had just been promised." John Piper "Everything the Lord says autobiographically is something that God is or does for the benefit of others, especially his chosen people." Victor Hamilton "Andthe Wordbecame flesh anddwelt among us,...

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Sermon Quotes: "Mercy from First to Last"

"They were still booked for the Promised Land, but God had cancelled his reservations." Phil Ryken "True prayer does not seek-rather refuses-glory for selfTrue prayer is concerned for the Lord's good name." Alec Motyer "The request to see God's glory should be understood in this context as a desire to have God confirm his astonishing willingness to show his favor to a st...

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Sermon Quotes: "Life Along the Way"

"And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites." (Exodus 3:8) "In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Sp...

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Sermon Quotes: "What Moses Couldn't Do"

"Whoever reads the Old Testament must struggle with the apparent brutality of God's judgment found there. For many this is as far as they read. They stumble over the violent passages we call the "hard sayings." Some people see these sayings as sufficient reason to reject Christianity out of hand. They seem ample reason to hold the Old Testament God in contemptSome even go ...

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Sermon Quotes: "Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment"

"Exodus 32 is simultaneously one of the low points and one of the high points in Israel's history." Don Carson "You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God"...

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Sermon Quotes: "Like No Place on Earth"

"What was the point of such a demand for precise adherence to a revealed design? It was to create a longing for and hope of heaven in the hearts of God's peoplea desire to live in his presence forever." Douglas Stuart "The truly staggering answer which the Bible gives to this question is that God's purpose in revelation is to make friends with us. It was to this end that ...

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Sermon Quotes: "Worth Remembering Again"

"Within the context of Exodus this section provides an exceptionally important introduction to all that will take place in the rest of the bookVerses 1-2 set the scene chronologically and geographically for the events that will be narrated in the rest of Exodus, God's speech to Moses in verses 4-6 sets the scene theologically for the covenant that will be formally ratified...

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