Sunday Morning 3/6: Unit 6, Session 1: The People Didn’t Go Into the Land

If you’ve ever bought a house, you likely know that even the “most perfect” house really isn’t perfect. There seems to always be some compromise that must be made: location, yard size, location of a bathroom, school district, price, and so forth. The choice is then ours to make: do we live with the compromisesContinue reading “Sunday Morning 3/6: Unit 6, Session 1: The People Didn’t Go Into the Land”

Sunday Morning 2/27: Unit 5, Session 5: God Deserves Our Worship

Think back to Eden. When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, their eyes were opened and they realized their nakedness. What was once no problem in their innocence had become shameful in their sinfulness. So the couple took leaves to try to cover their bodies and their shame. But what did God do just beforeContinue reading “Sunday Morning 2/27: Unit 5, Session 5: God Deserves Our Worship”

Sunday Morning 2/20: Unit 5, Session 4: The People Built the Tabernacle

One of the key themes of the Bible is God’s desire to live with the people He created. We see this first in God’s creating the garden of Eden, placing Adam and Eve into this paradise, and then presumably coming down regularly to be with them. But when Adam and Eve rebelled against Creator God,Continue reading “Sunday Morning 2/20: Unit 5, Session 4: The People Built the Tabernacle”

Sunday Morning 2/13: Unit 5, Session 3: The People Worshiped a Golden Calf

After all God had done for the Israelites, the story of the Israelites’ worshiping a golden calf may seem surprising. How could God’s people turn so quickly from God, who delivered them from slavery and provided for them, even after they explicitly agreed to do everything He had commanded? (See Ex. 24:3.) When we thinkContinue reading “Sunday Morning 2/13: Unit 5, Session 3: The People Worshiped a Golden Calf”

Sunday Morning 2/6: Unit 5, Session 2: God Gave the Ten Commandments

God’s heart is for His people. When the Israelites cried out to the Lord, He heard them and had a plan to rescue them from their suffering.  That’s why God called Moses back to Egypt. Though Moses had been raised among the royal household in Egypt, his heart was for his own people too. GodContinue reading “Sunday Morning 2/6: Unit 5, Session 2: God Gave the Ten Commandments”

Sunday Morning 1/30: Unit 5, Session 1: God Provided Manna

The Israelites had personally experienced God’s faithfulness as He directed them out of Egypt, fought for them as He parted the Red Sea, and then delivered them into the wilderness with the promise of a land of their own. What happened next is retold as a cautionary tale in both the Psalms and Book ofContinue reading “Sunday Morning 1/30: Unit 5, Session 1: God Provided Manna”

Sunday Morning 1/23: Unit 4, Session 4: God Keeps His Promises

God’s faithfulness is present throughout the Bible, but the theme is prominent in the Book of Exodus. God is consistent and unchanging. Even when the Israelites are faithless, God is faithful. The Israelites regularly celebrated God’s miraculous acts like the Passover and the parting of the Red Sea to remember that God keeps His promises.Continue reading “Sunday Morning 1/23: Unit 4, Session 4: God Keeps His Promises”

Sunday Morning 1/16: Unit 4, Session 3: God Parted the Red Sea

God’s people were finally free. After 430 years of slavery in Egypt, the Israelites—now numbering 600,000 men plus their families—were on their way out with Moses as their leader. God had promised to give them a new land: “a land flowing with milk and honey” (Ex. 3:17).  What did sudden freedom feel like? Did theContinue reading “Sunday Morning 1/16: Unit 4, Session 3: God Parted the Red Sea”

Sunday Morning 1/9: Unit 4, Session 2: God Delivered His People

God’s heart is for His people. When the Israelites cried out to the Lord, He heard them and had a plan to rescue them from their suffering.  That’s why God called Moses back to Egypt. Though Moses had been raised among the royal household in Egypt, his heart was for his own people too. GodContinue reading “Sunday Morning 1/9: Unit 4, Session 2: God Delivered His People”

Sunday Morning 1/2: Unit 4, Session 1: God Called Moses

Moses’ life was in danger from the moment he was born. He was an Israelite—a descendant of Israel (Jacob)—living in Egypt after Jacob’s family had moved there, seeking food during a famine.  Four hundred years later, this family had grown and multiplied. Moses’ parents, Amran and Jochebed, likely lived in fear of the pharaoh whoContinue reading “Sunday Morning 1/2: Unit 4, Session 1: God Called Moses”