Exodus: Knowing God in the Wilderness

Following the amazing rescue of Israel from slavery in Egypt, where God revealed himself as Israel’s saviour, God leads his people into the desert. The remaining chapters of Exodus take place in the wilderness. It is in this wilderness that God seeks to teach the people of Israel what it means to knows him.

 

For us too as Christians travelling through the wilderness moments of our journey with God can also be places of revelation, as God draws us deeper into relationship with himself.

Exodus 16:1 - 17:7 - Knowing God's Provision - David Meredith (Video)
Morning Service, Sunday, April 24, 2022
The cook book in the Exodus could have been titled, ‘Forty meals from manna.’ Chapters 16 and 17 reveal how God provided food for a disgruntled people out of his sheer grace and love. In this chapter we see a variety of issues from the ease at which we can drift into grumbling to the purpose of God’s testing in our lives. Testing from God does not look for failure but trains for fruitfulness. The bigger picture of the chapters reveals that manna from heaven points to Jesus who is the ultimate and final bread of heaven. In tough days which seem like miles of desert, God encourages us to look towards the desert and see the glory of God in Christ. There is a spread table in the wilderness.
Exodus 17:8-16 - Knowing God in Difficulty - David Knowles (Video)
Morning Service, Sunday, May 1, 2022
The very first battle God's people would fight provided a lesson for them on how to win, in doing so we get valuable insights into how as Christians we too must fight battles if we are to stand against the many things in ,life today that if not defeated have the potential to ruin our Christian life and witness
Exodus 19:1-25 - Knowing God's Holiness - Jim Gladstone (Video)
Morning Service, Sunday, May 8, 2022
Exodus 19 witnesses the Israelites’ arrival at Sinai, having graciously been rescued by God from Egypt. Before giving them a code to live by, the Law given in chapter 20, God reveals his holiness to them by a series of instructions given through Moses. This sermon notes the indicators of God’s holiness all through the chapter. It considers God’s call to the people to respond to their rescue and salvation by personal and corporate obedience. Furthermore it considers the specific call of a holy God to his “treasured possession” that they will consecrate themselves and display holiness in their own lives, never forgetting God’s holiness. Parallels are noted throughout with the situation of the believer in Christ today who has likewise been rescued from slavery by a gracious and holy God, and who is called to respond in obedience and holy living.
Exodus 20:1-21 - Knowing God's Commands - Adrian Armstrong (Video) (Audio Only)
Morning Service, Sunday, May 15, 2022
The commandments matter, not because they are rules, but because they are God’s word to us. And God’s word is the way to life. The commandments are not the basis of our relationship with God. Instead, we are in relationship with God because he is our creator and our saviour. Like a parent who loves their children and seeks to guide their children so they might flourish, God loves us, and gives us the commandments that we might truly live.