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

Bless the Lord, O My Soul

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By Stacey Durham

Benchley, April 16, 2017

  • Psalm 103
  • Bless the Lord with all my being (Psalm 103:1)
    • No half-hearted effort will suffice.
    • How can I bless the Lord?
    • Hebrews 13:15
  • Do not forget His blessings (Psalms 103:2-5)
    • My soul “must forget none of His benefits.”
    • My soul should pause to count my blessings from God.
  • Observe the Lord’s compassion, lovingkindness, and grace in His forgiveness of our sins (Psalms 103:6-14)
    • God is righteous, and His righteousness is a matter of record.
    • His anger is slow and limited (Psalms 103:6-9).
    • I have not received what I deserved concerning my sins (Psalms 103:10)
      • Mercy: when I don’t get the punishment I deserve.
      • Grace: when I do get blessings I don’t deserve.
    • The Lord’s lovingkindness and compassion are unlimited to those who fear Him (Psalms 103:11-14).
  • The Lord’s lovingkindness is from everlasting to everlasting (Psalms 103:15-18).
    • Man’s days on earth are fleeting (Psalms 103:15-16).
      • Isaiah 40:6-7; James 4:14
    • However, God’s lovingkindness has no end for those who obey Him (Psalms 103:17-18).
  • Everyone under His rule shall bless the Lord (Psalms 103:19-22)
    • No one is exempt from the rule of God (Psalms 103:19).
    • Therefore, everyone should bless the Lord (Psalms 103:20-22).
      • The angels
      • The heavenly hosts
      • The work of God’s hands (Psalms 148:5-6)
      • My soul

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.