Heart Hearts, Feathers and Crocodiles

Exodus 6:28-7:13 Have you ever picked up a feather?  Even though they are very light, there are thousands of different parts, and it is an amazing creation.  Have you ever heard someone say “I feel light as a feather?  It’s great when you feel like you have nothing weighing your heart down.  Discouragement, depression and … Continue reading Heart Hearts, Feathers and Crocodiles

Bricks without Straw: when obedience makes things worse

Last week we looked at the calling of Moses and the burning bush.  We noted that although the people of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were burning up as slaves, they were not consumed.  God had been watching over them, and he was sending someone to lead them out of Egypt.  Moses was not the most … Continue reading Bricks without Straw: when obedience makes things worse

The God who Sees and Sends Exodus 3:1-16

When is the last time that something caught your attention when you were out driving?  Have you ever seen something and then did a double take, and stared because you weren’t sure your eyes were giving you the correct information?  I’ve done that a time or two in my life.  Recently I saw a dessert … Continue reading The God who Sees and Sends Exodus 3:1-16

Zipporah: Saving Moses by the skin of…

There’s one more really important woman who steps up the first couple of chapters of Exodus.  She comes onto the scene after Moses has grown up.  Exodus 2:15 tells us:  Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. Now a priest of Midian…Exodus 2:15-16a The Midianites … Continue reading Zipporah: Saving Moses by the skin of…

Miriam: Stand Firm and Watch what God will do

Songs are portable theology.  You can sing in the car, in the shower, and in group gatherings.  When we experience God’s hand at work, one of the most powerful things we can do is sing.  In the first two chapters of Exodus, there are a number of women that participate in the deliverance God’s people: … Continue reading Miriam: Stand Firm and Watch what God will do