March 3, 2019
We’re in week six of Exodus. In brief, 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 4:1–31.
God had revealed Himself to Moses in power and called Moses to be His messenger to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt. But Moses lacked faith that things would unfold the way that God had said. First, he questioned whether or not people would believe him or even listen to him. The Lord responded to this fear by giving Moses three powerful signs that He could use to support the veracity of His claim that he was a messenger of God. Second, Moses questioned his own ability to perform that task due to his weaknesses as a communicator. The Lord responded by declaring His sovereign power as his Creator, and His ability to strengthen Moses for the task that He was calling him to perform. Yet again, Moses resisted in fear, pleading to the Lord to send someone else. This time, the Lord grew angry with Moses’ faithless resistance, yet He still partially acquiesces to Moses request, telling Moses that his brother Aaron can act as Moses’ mouthpiece. Finally, Moses yielded to the Lord and began his journey back to Egypt.
Along the way, the Lord intervened in surprising ways reminding Moses of His covenant commitment to Israel as His “firstborn son” and of the conditions of His covenant with Israel. After Moses met with Aaron, they spoke to the people of Israel, and the people believed and worshipped God.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 90:1–2
The Lion and the Lamb (Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring)
Praise To The Lord The Almighty (Joachim Neander, Catherine Winkworth)
CONFESSION OF SIN: Matthew 7:24–27
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Psalm 62:5–8
On Christ The Solid Rock (William Batchelder Bradbury and Edward Mote, arr. Austin Stone)
GREETING, SERMON, RESPONSE, & COMMUNION
This Is My Father’s World (Maltbie Davenport Babcock, arr. Gungor)
Jesus Is Better (Aaron Ivey, Brett Land)