As we enter this second week of the Leveling the Playing Field series, I want to encourage you to be listening not only for the story of the Exodus, but also for how God interweaves his introduction and confirmation of his character (Person) - not only to the Hebrews (People), but also to the Egyptians. As you consider the plagues, remember these are evidence of the Provision of God, his making a way for devoted followers to have the chance to follow.
Looking through the lens of Moses’ life, you can see from his birth, his being reared in Pharoah’s household, his rise to prominence, his alienation and banishment (while doing the right thing), his wilderness period and call from the burning bush, his return to speak on behalf of God before Pharoah, and leading the Hebrews into the wilderness, that all these successes and failures look like the same pattern of ups and downs Joseph had experienced. He is following, learning, acting before God, and witnessing what God does. These are the steps of faith, a journey not unlike the ups and downs of your own life as you follow God.
In the larger story, see the big picture, then superimpose your own life on that. It helps you see God, not only then… but now. Right in front of you.
As you see the stories in the wilderness, the faith of the people of God ebbs and flows. They learn who God is at the Passover, which marks them as a people even to this day. They walk through eating manna and quail along the way, slowly building faith as the leaders of God point them forward. Even the leaders struggle, Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. They keep learning to trust and follow. That is the point, trust… follow.
We meet together regularly on Sunday mornings. We would love to have you join us!
We have bible classes for all ages at 10:00 a.m. Following classes, we meet together as a church family at 11:00 a.m. for worship services.
On the first Sunday of the month we enjoy a potluck meal together following worship service.