Exodus, Part 12

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By David Watson

Benchley, June 18, 2017

  • Exodus 32
  • Exodus 32:1-8 – The people and instant gratification
    • Moses was on the mountain for 40 days and 40 nights (Exodus 24:18).
    • Exodus 32:6 – The word “play” may have a sexual connotation.
    • I Thessalonians 5:1-11; II Peter 3:10-11 – We aren’t told when Jesus is coming, but what is our job until that time?
  • Moses and strong, loving leadership
    • Great leadership in God’s eyes is taking a strong stand against sin.
    • Moses was willing to take the punishment for the people’s sin. Exodus 32:31-35
  • Aaron and weak leadership
    • Exodus 32:4 – Does “they” include Aaron?
    • Exodus 32:21-25 – Aaron just makes things worse with lies and excuses.
  • God’s compassion (Exodus 32:9-14)
    • The people took the blessings of God and used them wickedly. Isn’t that always what sin is?
    • Despite this great sin, God chose not to destroy them.
    • Nehemiah 9:17-21
    • I John 1:9
    • Romans 2:4

At the Bottom of Mt. Sinai

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By David Watson

Benchley, October 9, 2016

  • Exodus 19
  • People of Israel
    • Exodus 32:1-8
    • The people demanded instant gratification.
    • II Timothy 3:1
  • Moses and Aaron
    • Exodus 32:19-20, 26-29
      • Part of being a leader involves taking a strong stand against sin.
    • Exodus 32:31-35
      • Moses shows himself to also be a selfless and sacrificial leader.
    • Hebrews 12:6-8 – Is your leadership style more like Moses or Aaron?
    • Hebrews 13:17
    • Love God and love others like Moses did.
  • God
    • Exodus 32:9-14
    • Nehemiah 9:17-21
    • God showed great compassing and great love.

Godly Families, Part 8

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By David Watson

Benchley, September 11, 2016

  • Women: love your husbands, love your children (continued)
    • Discontentment with God’s arrangements is an affront to God Himself.
      • The rebellion of Korah – Numbers 16:3; Exodus 4:14-16; Numbers 16:28
      • The rebellion of Miriam and Aaron – Numbers 12
      • I Samuel 8:7
      • Romans 13:2
    • How should a wife submit?
      • In all things that harmonize with God’s Word
        • Ephesians 5:22-24; Colossians 3:18; Ephesians 6:1
        • I Peter 3:1-2 – Wives are obligated to submit even if their husband is not a Christian.
      • With sincere respect as a service to the Lord
        • Ephesians 5:22 – See Ephesians 6:5-8. Sincerity is key!
        • Colossians 3:22-24
        • I Peter 3:3-4 – Be more concerned about how your soul looks to God than about how your body looks to man. II Corinthians 4:16

Character, Part 3

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By Ara Casada

Benchley, April 20, 2016

  • Lesson 3: The rebellion against Moses and Aaron
    • Korah, Dathan, Abiram, and the 250 men who stood with them
      • They were rebellious, ego-driven, and selfish. They did not respect the position God had put them in.
      • Numbers 3:5-10
    • Moses and Aaron
      • They were meek and humble and always pointed back to God.
      • Leviticus 19:18
      • Romans 12:19-21
      • James 1:19-20
    • The people of Israel as a collective group
      • They were fickle and easily swayed by their leaders.
      • God punished those who sympathized with the offenders the same as the offenders.
    • God
      • He is loving and just. He is powerful and will punish those who do not obey.

Meribah, Part 3

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By David Watson

Benchley, April 25, 2012

 

  • “Moses … struck the rock”
    • Numbers 20:7-13; 27:14 – Moses and Aaron sinned by not treating God as holy. Because of this, they were not allowed to enter the promised land.
    • Numbers 20:24 – Moses did not “almost:” follow God’s ommand. God called his act rebellion.
    • Deuteronomy 3:24-29 – Moses pleads with God to allow him to enter the promised land.
    • Deuteronomy 34:1-6 – God did not relent and let Moses enter the promised land.
    • Moses was not held to a higher standard. God commands all men to live to His standard. See II Samuel 6:1-7 (Uzzah); Leviticus 10:1-2 (Nadab and Abihu); Acts 5 (Ananias and Sapphira).
    • What lessons do we learn from Moses in this story?
      • We can never be so right with God that we cannot fall.
      • We must always watch ourselves and show humility before God.
      • Do what God says like God says!

Meribah, Part 2

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By David Watson

Benchley, April 18, 2012

 

  • If we keep the right perspective and do not act selfishly, we will not have a problem with grumbling and complaining like the Israelites did. We must remember and have faith that God will provide for us.
  • Numbers 20:6 – Moses and Aaron show great reverance in falling on their faces. See also Numbers 14:5; 16:4,22,45
    • Luke 18:9-13 – The tax collector shows humility while the Pharisee shows pride.
    • II Corinthians 12:7-8 – Paul prays three times that his thorn be removed. When God does not remove the thorn, Paul is content with his state.
    • When we have a legitimate need, we should ask God in humility.
      • II Chronicles 33:9,12-13 – Manasseh shows humility and God is touched by his prayer even though Manasseh has been a very evil king.
  • Numbers 20:9-10 – See Psalms 106:32-33. Moses sinned in speaking rashly with his lips, not just with his actions in striking the rock.

The Gainsaying of Korah

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, April 15, 2012

 

  • Jude 1:11
  • Numbers 16 – Korah was a Levite, but he was not satisfied with his place and rose up in rebellion against Moses and Aaron.
  • “Gainsaying” simply means “speaking against”.
  • Pride
  • Disrespect for God’s order
    • Many disrespect God’s command that there be one church.
    • Many disrespect God’s commands regarding the work of the church.
  • Presumption
    • Korah sinned in presuming to set himself up as the leader and high priest of the people.
    • People today presume to put their desires ahead of God’s commands and modify their worship to suit themselves.
    • Deuteronomy 18:20 – The prophet that presumes to speak for God but has not received his message from God shall die.
  • Rebellion
  • Divine condemnation
    • Let us be sure that we do not follow after the gainsaying of Korah.

Meribah, Part 1

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By David Watson

Benchley, April 11, 2012

 

  • Numbers 20:1-13
  • Numbers 20:3-5 – The people reacted to a lack of water by grumbling and complaining. They should have just brought their need to God with a humble attitude.
  • Exodus 15:22-27 – God makes the water drinkable at Marah.
  • Exodus 17 – God provides water at Rephidim.
  • Matthew 6:31-32 – Our Father knows everything that we need.
  • Lack of faith can cause people (either the Israelites or people today) to graumble or complain when faced with a need. We must have faith and remember that God will take care of us.