The God Who Delivers 2017-07-19T16:28:30+00:00

The God Who Delivers

The God Who Delivers | January 10 – March 20 2016

In these chapters, we see a God who DELIVERS.   He shows up in human history, not just in the hearts and minds of man.  He acts on our behalf.   In Exodus, we see God move toward a people long-enslaved, their hope running dry.  We see God deliver them from their bondage and offer them Himself as their new portion.

He intervenes.  He moves toward.  He does so personally, purposefully, sovereignly.   By the end, after beginning with Moses, both the Israelites and the Egyptians alike are able to KNOW a God who is “majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders” (Exod. 15:11).  Knowing Him, they are moved from bondage and set upon a new road, a new journey.

We worship this same God, the God who makes himself KNOWN, most completely and fully in Jesus (Jn 1:18), the better Moses (Heb 3:3).  And He still delivers – not just from, but TO.   Will we as a church be moved outward in our salvation, participating in the journey of salvation?

2003, 2016

Deuteronomy 4:32-35 – He Acts

God’s actions (such as the exodus, the Cross) are not only to accomplish something for us, but also to communicate something TO us about who He is (=embodied communication).   God longs to be known. Does that idea fit into your grid about who God Is?  What impact does that make?

1303, 2016

Exodus 7:6 – He Commands

Think of 2 examples, one simple and the other more complex, where God has commanded you to obey.  Did the obedience come naturally?  Did you chafe against the command? Why can obedience be so difficult? 

603, 2016

Exodus 3:18-22 – He is Sovereign

God has Sovereign authority... but does He limit it with the human heart? What's the relationship between Sovereign love and free will? Using the Biblical metaphor of the Potter and Clay, we explore the intersection between Sovereign Love and Free Will.

2802, 2016

Exodus 3:19-20 – He Triumphs

Is God your “mighty warrior”?  (Exodus 15:3, 6)  Is this the reality with which you approach life? Are there times in the past where he has fought and had victory for you?

2102, 2016

Exodus 3:11-15 He IS

Our self-absorption blinds us to the reality of God in our midst.  What parts of your SELF need to move out of the way (die) so that you can see God?

1402, 2016

Exodus 3:11. He is With Us

In Exodus 3:11, Moses has “a close encounter” with the Lord as he asks him a very basic and yet vital question; “Who am I?”. The Lord then graciously responds when he reminds Moses, “I will be with you”.

702, 2016

Exodus 3:10 – He Sends Us

What are the fears and insecurities associated with being SENT by God? The “What ifs” that stand in the way of responding to His call? What do we see in God’s character that wrestles with those What Ifs?

3101, 2016

Exodus 3:7-9 – He Rescues Us

God rescues his people completely, not halfway (think Superdome illustration). There are two “moves” of rescue – coming out of bondage (an event) and into a good and spacious land (a journey).

1001, 2016

Exodus 2:23-3:4 – He Knows Us

Do you identify with feeling forgotten, lost, scared?   What are your usual strategies for dealing with these emotions?