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Salvation Stories in the OT: Look and Live

Recently I’ve been singing the hymn I share at the end of this post – Look to Jesus, now, and live! This is the gist of the story we find in Numbers 21:4 – 9. The story The Israelites had disobeyed God, choosing not to enter the promised land. So God told them they would…

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The Mercies of God: Moses

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!    His mercies never cease.Great is his faithfulness;    his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:22-23 NLT The story Moses is a well-known personality in scripture. He was born during Pharaoh’s reign, who feeling afraid of the Israelites, had commanded that all Israelite baby boys be killed. Moses is saved, rescued by Pharoah’s daughter, and grows…

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Salvation Stories in the OT: God – Our Source of Living Water

All of them ate the same spiritual food,and all of them drank the same spiritual water.For they drank from the spiritual rock that traveled with them,and that rock was Christ. 1 Corinthians 10:3-4 NLT The Israelites rescued from Egypt Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. God directed their path along the desert road toward…

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The Glory of God

Have you ever asked God to see His glory? A few weeks ago, a friend preached on the passage about the Transfiguration account in the gospels. Maybe you remember that story. Jesus takes three of His disciples to the mountaintop. Jesus is transfigured, and then Moses and Elijah appear. After six days Jesus took with…

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Wilderness Experiences

Ever since God banished Adam and Eve from the garden, we have all had to work through various seasons in the wilderness. The Bible doesn’t say “if” you experience this; it instead says, “when!” Listen to the Lord who created you, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are…

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Sermon Notes: The Story of the Kingdom

“Stories are often wrongly regarded as a poor person’s substitute for the ‘real thing’, which is to be found either in some abstract truth or in statements about ‘bare facts’. … Stories are a basic constituent of human life; they are, in fact, one key element within the total construction of a worldview…. Tell someone to…

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