Lessons

Fred has taught Sunday School classes for over 35 years.  Almost always, people say: “I’ve never thought about it that way before.”  Every week we will add lessons to this archive.

The Levites

In Exodus 20 and 24 we read about God calling Moses to the top of Mt. Sinai where he is given the tablets of stone with the law and the commandments. During the forty days and nights on the mountain is given not only the tablets but the Lord gives him a tutorial on the commands that are attached to the law. It is not enough to simply have the Ten Commandments but they are also to follow other rule ...[Read More]

Exodus 17:1-7

“The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. So they quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses replied, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the Lord to the test?” But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grum ...[Read More]

Passover: Exodus 12

“On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. 13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt. “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generatio ...[Read More]

The Ten Plagues

1.  Moses had a number of serious challenges as a leader from the very beginning. a. He didn’t want to do it. “O, Lord, please send someone else to do it.” b. He didn’t have the talent or gifting he thought necessary. “I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue. Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh liste ...[Read More]

Exodus 1: The Birth of Moses

1.  I love this story. When I say “story” I don’t mean to say it is fiction. No, it simply means it is the truth written in a particular form that makes it even more memorable for us. We all love the story form. It gets beneath our radar. Neuroscientists even say that our brain is wired to respond to stories because they have a pattern that is easy to grasp. So it is with this story. Other than Sa ...[Read More]

Psalm 139

1.  It’s hard to believe but it has been almost five years since I first watched Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Lance Armstrong. I’ve never followed the career of Lance Armstrong but for some reason decided to watch his sessions with Oprah. What I saw was disturbing. Arrogance, pride, narcissism, deceit, betrayal, out-of-control desire to win, bullying, disloyal, disgrace and the emotional disconn ...[Read More]