If Genesis is the beginning of everything . . .
Then Exodus is the beginning of everything else.
God created the cosmos, then revealed God to Abraham and God’s intention of blessing the whole earth through one person.
This is the story of God launching those promises.
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Puah and Shiphrah
We don’t often talk about the story of Puah and Shiphrah, though their story is one of courage and mettle, standing together against forces of evil seeking to destroy a nation. (a twenty minute tale)Keep reading
The Golden Calf
So, while God was giving Moses all the law, and the instructions for the tabernacle, a beautiful meeting place between heaven and earth, the people were losing hope and losing trust.Keep reading
Blueprint for the Tabernacle, Exodus 25-27
Moses was up on the mountain for forty days, with a sense of excitement and challenge, as God laid out the blueprints and decorating details for God’s earthly tabernacle.Keep reading
Feast With YHWH
“My soul is crushed with longing for You, make me understand You, enlarge my heart for You, revive me!”Keep reading
Ten days after the Feast of Trumpets came Yom Kippur, which was a time of self-examination and repentance and forgiveness. centuries later, Christians would see Jesus as both sacrifice and high priestKeep reading
Secret of the Manna, Exodus 16
the entire nation of hungry, bedraggled people, whose life skills include making mud bricks, had turned on against their leader, Moses. They hinted that Moses had been either foolhardy and rash and was in the process of killing them by accident, or worse, he had—perversely—been been intending all along to kill them by the slow…Keep reading
The Song of the Sea, Exodus 15
God’s people standing stunned on the opposite shore of the Red Sea, as they watched God cause the waves to come crashing in on the mighty armies of Egypt. It only makes sense that they broke out into song.Keep reading
Moses’ Prayer, Exodus 6
All of us hit bottom sometimes, when there is nowhere else to look, but up, and that is the moment when God has our undivided attention.Keep reading
The Seventh Plague, Exodus 9
Each contest included a cycle of three plagues. In this talk, originally delivered at New Hope Chapel, Arnold, MD, I pick up the series at the seventh plague, and show a pattern emerging of a progressive revelation of God.Keep reading
Miriam, Exodus 2
I want you to think about a vivid episode from your childhood. Could be happy or sad, good or bad, just so that it’s a vivid memory. Might even be a story about you that’s been told and retold. And, the very first thing that came to mind, that’s the one I want you to…Keep reading
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My passion for the Bible began when I was eight or nine years old, somewhere in there, when on occasion my dad would take me to synagogue, where he sang. I remember watching the men in synagogue pray the words of scripture, murmuring and weeping, lovingly touching and kissing the Torah, and I wished I could read what they were reading.
Imagine, then, my wonder when I was given a Bible of my own! Read more