Sermon Quotes: "The Adventure Begins"

“Exodus is an epic tale of fire, sand, wind and water. The adventure takes place under the hot desert sun, just beyond the shadow of the Great Pyramids. There are two mighty nations-Israel and Egypt-led by two great men-Moses the liberating hero and Pharaoh the enslaving villain. Almost every scene is a masterpiece: the baby in the basket; the burning bush; the river of blood and the other plagues; the angel of death; the crossing of the Red Sea; the manna in the wilderness; the water from the rock; the thunder and lightening on the mountain; the Ten Commandments; the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night; the golden calf; the glory in the tabernacle. Once heard, the story is never forgotten…For Christians it is the gospel of the Old Testament. God’s first great act of redemption…The exodus shows that there is a God who saves, who delivers his people from bondage.” Phil Ryken

“For I want you to know that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank form the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.” 1 Corinthians 10:1-4

“Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come.” 1 Corinthians 10:11

“We are the people whom God, the Lord of history, had in mind when these events took place and were recorded…Indeed the health of the world-wide church and the integrity of her witness to the kingdom of God may well depend on the Exodus being accurately expounded and properly applied.” David Prior

“The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin…” Exodus 34:6-7

“This is one of the most important verses in the entire Bible…The words that God first spoke to Moses became Israel’s confession of faith, the people’s working definition of God. Whenever anyone wanted to know who God was, they went back to Moses and said, ‘The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.” Phil Ryken

“And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.” Luke 9:31

“And they sing the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb…” Revelation 15:3

“No book therefore will more repay careful study, if we wish to understand the central message of the NT than this book, the centre of the Old Testament.” Alan Cole