We are going to talk about a desert, a people, their God, and their journey. It is a journey full of loneliness, difficulty, pain, uncertainty, and doubt. It's also full of beauty, power, and hope, like all difficult times are. The word that we've come to use to describe their story is Exodus. But what does that even mean?
It comes from two words: "ex" which means "out", and "hodos" which means "way". At it's core, Exodus is: The Way Out.
Is there something for us in this Exodus? Might there be a way out? It won't come quickly, they seldom do. But yes, there is a way out in the Exodus.
Pastor Brad Davis - January 20, 2019
The last plague is different from the rest. It required the Hebrew people to paint their doorframe with the blood of a young lamb. This act became known as the passover and has been celebrated for thousands of years. The passover is foreshadowing to something much much bigger.
The Plagues and God
Pastor Brad Davis - January 13, 2019
In Exodus 5, Pharaoh asks a question that has become one of the great questions of our day. He asks "Who is the Lord that I should obey Him?" God answers Pharaoh in the only language he understands, violence and power. Each Plague is an attack on an Egyptian god displaying Yahweh's glory and superiority.
Watch Your Worship
Pastor Brad Davis - January 6, 2019
In Exodus 5, Pharaoh asks a question that has become one of the great questions of our day. He asks “Who is the Lord that I should obey Him?” God responds with the 10 plagues. Each Plague is an attack on an Egyptian god and a particular type of worship. While we don't worship the gods of Egypt we do tend to fall into worshiping the same ideas.
Pastor Brad Davis - December 2, 2018
What is obsolete always gets the boot. When something “new” comes along, we generally get rid of the old. So how does that apply to the Old Testament, and, more specifically, to the Old Covenant given through Moses in the book of Exodus?
Signs and Wonders
Pastor Craig Olson, November 25, 2018
"Then the Lord said to Moses..." What does God require of Moses with regard to his Word? God requires Moses to be faithful to his Word. Through the first six chapters, Moses has been getting lesson after lesson about obedience. In chapter seven we finally see Moses follow through with what God asks of him.
Pastor Brad Davis - November 18, 2018
Many of us have never moved past our past because of strongholds from our present. A stronghold is a powerful agreement that we enter into with the accuser that keeps us in bondage and oppression. These agreements are so subtle we are often unaware of how powerfully they enslave us. Often, these strongholds are generational, being passed down from one generation to the next.
Pastor Brad Davis - November 11, 2018
The journey toward freedom is usually full of opposition. In other words, things sometimes get worse before they get better. Moses met God at the burning bush. He knows exactly what to do, but things don't quite go the way they should.
Pastor Brad Davis - November 4, 2018
Sometimes God uses signs & wonders to accomplish His purposes. They aren’t parlor tricks or magic shows, usually coming in the context of simple trust & obedience. In Exodus 4, God gives Moses 3 signs aimed at showing God’s power over the mightiest nation on earth: Egypt.
Pastor Brad Davis - October 28, 2018
We live in a day & age where people believe we have the right to define God. We want to make God in our own image. We want to believe that we get to define God’s character. We tend to twist God’s identity into something that we can bend to our image. This is the ultimate in identity theft! But we’re meant to find our identities through His identity. We weren’t intended to live with the pressure of impression management!
God Hears and God Remembers
Pastor Craig Olson - October 21, 2018
People hurt. It's the reality that we live in. And in the first two chapters of Exodus we see the Israelites groaning and calling out for help because of their circumstances. A lot has happened in the first two chapters of Exodus, but there is something missing. Up until this point we don't hear about God or hear from God. But in the last three verses of chapter two the story takes a shift as we see that God hears and God remembers.
Pastor Mike Farnsley - October 14, 2018
Anger is a universal struggle. Whether you have a temper yourself or have simply been on the receiving end of another person’s tirade, you’ve seen firsthand the hurt that can be caused when someone loses their cool. This week, we’ll see Moses unleash his anger and end up paying for it by having to run for his life.
God DELIVERS Us to Dwell with Us
Pastor Brad Davis - October 7, 2018
In the book of Exodus, Moses is adopted into the household of Pharaoh despite overwhelming odds. He goes from being an enemy of Pharaoh and certain death to enjoying all of the privileges of Pharaoh’s household because of the grace of God and the compassion of Pharaoh’s daughter.
All Things New Baptism Celebration
Pastor Mike Farnsley - September 30, 2018
Pastor Mike shares some of his story and the role that faith has played in his life.
Exodus - Drawn to Weakness
Pastor Brad Davis - September 23, 2018
Our God is attracted to weakness, is drawn to brokenness, and opposed to pride. The opening chapter reveals the Hebrew people in a weak and broken state and God hearing their call in slavery. God draws near in our weakness.
EXODUS - BLESSINGS AND DARKNESS
Pastor Brad Davis - September 16, 2018
In the book of Exodus we learn two things. God is working a good plan whose aim is blessing, and that plan will not work out the way the people of God think it should. How do we reconcile a world where we can be blessed by God and still have to live with darkness? It was at the cross that blessings and darkness collide.
Exodus - This Is Us
Pastor Jason Chenoweth - September 9, 2018
It’s easy to read the Bible and see a bunch of characters and stories and not see their connection to each other. The reality is that the Bible is the story of God and his interaction with his creations. As we dig into the book of Exodus we must keep in mind that this is a part of a much larger story.