February 10, 2019
We’re in week three of our study of the book of Exodus. Exodus is all about God’s mission to redeem a people for His Kingdom in this world. Here’s how you can prepare this week:
1. Read through our text, Exodus 2:1–22.
Into this this dark scene of death comes a beautiful ray of hope—a Hebrew woman who risked her life to preserve her newborn baby boy. She made a basket and put him in the river hoping against all hopes that he could somehow be spared from the death that surrounded her people. The baby was found by none other than Pharaoh’s own daughter who had compassion on him and decided to raise him as her own son. She named him Moses, which means “to draw out.” This would be the one that God would use to draw His people out of slavery and into His presence.
Years later, when Moses was grown, he saw the oppression of his own people, and he took vengeance into his own hands, killing an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew man. When this became known, Pharaoh sought to kill Moses, so Moses fled to the land of Midian. While sitting at a well in Midian, he protected seven daughters of a Midianite priest from a group of threatening shepherds. The scene closes with Moses settling with this Midianite family, marrying one of the sisters, Zipporah, and starting a family with her in Midian.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 86:8–10
The Lion and the Lamb (Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring)
Great Are You Lord (Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan, David Leonard)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook:
for the things we have done that we regret, forgive us;
for the things we have failed to do that we regret, forgive us;
for all the times we have acted without love, forgive us;
for all the times we have reacted without thought, forgive us;
for all the times we have withdrawn care, forgive us;
for all the times we have failed to forgive, forgive us.
For hurtful words said and helpful words unsaid,
for unfinished tasks
and unfulfilled hopes,
God of all time,
forgive us and help us to lay down our burden of regret. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: From Romans 8:1, Colossians 1:13–14:
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Cornerstone (Bradbury, Liljero, Morgan, Mote, Myrin)
GREETING, SERMON, & RESPONSE:
Your Name Is Good (Psalm 54) (Joel Limpic, Scott Mills)
Blessed Assurance (Fanny Crosby, Phoebe Palmer Knapp)
Living Hope (Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham)