The 2nd Book of God's Word is our study tonight. The Book of Exodus continues the incredible story of God's desires for us His creations. Please turn there with me as we uncover within these pages the wonders of Jesus Christ. He is perfectly all we need.
1. EXODUS 1-18: GOD REVEALS HIS WAY OF SALVATION. Divine Redemption Has Jesus As Its Perfect Redeemer. God Shows The Way Out... Of Bondage Into Freedom. God Is Showing He Is Powerful. 2. EXODUS 19-23: GOD REVEALS HIS WAY OF SANCTIFICATION. Divine Morality Has Jesus As Its Perfect Example. The Way Out... Of Ignorance Into God‚Äôs Law And Program. God Is Showing He Is Holy.
3. EXODUS 24-40: GOD REVEALS HIS WAY OF WORSHIP. Divine Worship Has Jesus As Its Perfect Focus. The Way Out...Of The World Into God‚Äôs Presence. God Is Showing He Is Knowable.
To really get a hold on this book, think with me what it lets us in on. It is no less than God's discipleship of an entire nation. Have you ever thought of that?
In the first section (chapters 1-18) the people of Israel never get to know God personally. Instead they experience Him in action against the false gods of Egypt.
But at Sinai (chapters 19-23), God comes down to make Himself known. What is His method? Showing them their individual responsibility for personal sins. This led to an acute awareness (or should have) of their inability to please God on their own merit.
THEN, THE SACRED TENT (CHAPTERS 24-40) WAS ERECTED AND THE PRIESTHOOD GIVEN, TO OFFER AN INCREDIBLY CLEAR AND POWERFUL IMAGE OF CHRIST THEIR ONLY HOPE.
Pastor John Barnett has been devouring the Word of God for over 30 years. John, now the teaching pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan has served congregations in Oklahoma, New England, Georgia and California. He also served on the Faculty of the Master's College...