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Great comfort. I needed a message like this. The reminder of the Lord's presence in our most discouraging times is a great comfort. What a great truth: the Lord Jesus can bring us instantaneously to the point where we couldn't get with all our efforts!
Some thoughts. The central theme of this sermon is the danger for the child of God to listen to advises from worldly people, coming from carnal motives. But I do not think that Exodus 18 tells that Jethro spake from carnal wisdom, contrary to God's will, and that Moses was wrong in following his advise. The text does not tell us Jethro was wrong. More, Jethro says to Moses in verse 23 to follow his advise only if God tell him to do so. Concerning Jethro, is seems that he went to Canaan with all his family (Num. 10:31-32; Judges 1:16 and 4:11). At least, his sons were among the people of God. I would interpret differently Numbers 11 as well, not as Moses again erring because of Jethro's bad advise. I think God used Jethro's advise to teach Moses and the calling of judges was the will of God for the better judging of His people.
Great Sermon! My husband and I were greatly blessed and encouraged by the Lord on hearing this sermon.
My family and I will be visiting Tasmania Hobart in Dec and Lord willing will attend the evening church service at 4pm on Sun 21Dec 2014.
Repentance. A good message about the danger of falling into sin and of trusting in ourselves. In the first point of the sermon, the preacher speculates too much, translating the physical into spiritual, especially on the comments on John 13:23-24. Very good the call to repentance.
Great difference. God made great difference between His people and the Egyptians. I wonder if the text doesn't say that there was light not only in the homes of the children of Israel, but that there was the light of the sun where they lived.