A Way Out: An Exploration of Exodus
God is a God of rescue and deliverance. There is no bondage or slavery too great for his redemptive power. There is no obstacle too great for his power and might. The Children of Israel experienced this in the Exodus, as God brought them up out of Egypt and into his Promised Land. We experience this in our own exodus, as God brings us up out of the depths of sin and into his promised inheritance.
September 12, 2021 – God Rescues
Sermon Text: Exodus 3:1-8a
As we face challenges and suffering in life, God’s Word holds out the hope of a God who sees our affliction and hears our cries. He does not turn away from us in our time of need. In fact, God responds in a way that is true to his nature, not only delivering from the affliction, but then leading us into something much better.
Exodus 3:1-8a 1 Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” 4 When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” 5 Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” 6 And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
7 Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, 8 and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey.