Month: October 2017

The Tabernacle: Exodus 35-36

This is our final lesson in Exodus and it’s about the building of the tabernacle. I like that it is the account of the people giving to build it. Kings built grand temples but it is people that build the tabernacle. The tabernacle is beautiful but not so much so that it cannot be moved as the people are guided by God through the remainder of their time in the wilderness. It is built with stunning ...[Read More]

Aaron and Moses

1. This morning we are looking at someone who is often overlooked because he falls in the shadow of his brother. We meet Aaron early in the book of Exodus when the Lord speaks to him and tells him to go into the desert to meet Moses. They have not seen each other in 40 years and for both of them this is an extraordinary reunion. From that moment on until he dies 40 years later this is a partnershi ...[Read More]

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]