Tag-Archive for ◊ Old Testament ◊

21 Nov 2017 Exodus (Program #171)

Exodus (Program #171) – Moses Stay With God

After 40 days and 40 nights with God on Mount Sinai, Moses was instructed on how to begin building the tabernacle, God’s dwelling place with man.  But twice in Exodus chapter 24 and again in chapter 35 the Lord cautions even warns Moses and the people not to begin working for Him without first enjoying the Sabbath rest.  Is this just an oddity of the Old Testament dispensation or is this a real and meaningful exhortation for us, God’s New Testament believers?  We will explore the real Sabbath today.

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20 Nov 2017 Exodus (Program #170)

Exodus (Program #170) – Moses Stay With God – Donkey, Lamb, Bringing the First Fruits to God, Not Boiling a Kid in Mother’s Milk

It has been marvelous, the reason is that we have seen Christ Himself in a wonderful way, unveiled for our experience for the carrying out of God’s economy.  When we see such a Christ in relation to our experience and God’s economy, the situation in our reading and study of the Word truly become wonderful.

Today we come to chapter 34.  This is a chapter where once again the Lord gives Moses the tablets containing the commandments.  But there are a couple of other matters that we need to look at.

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19 Nov 2017 Exodus (Program #169)

Exodus (Program #169) – Acts Program 6, Life-study of Acts 6

As we near the conclusion of our life study of Exodus, we come to a matter that seems to be just an Old Testament issue that is the keeping of feasts.  These feasts are presented in Exodus and several other Old Testament books.  But we would like to go back into our archives today and pick up a highlight program from the life study of Acts.  We are going to see that feasting is surely not just an Old Testament matter.

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18 Nov 2017 Exodus (Program #168)

Exodus (Program #168) – Moses Stay With God – Recovery of a Broken Covenant, Warning Concerning Idolatry, The Lord’s Promise

Most of us know the story of the great sin of Israel at Mount Sinai as Moses is coming down the mountain with the tablets containing the ten commandments.  The people get fully caught in idolatry even gross sin.  Moses reflecting God’s own indignation smashes the tablets containing the law, deal sternly with the people.  What follows this well-known account is very fascinating, yet it’s usually overlooked when the story is told.

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17 Nov 2017 Exodus (Program #167)

Exodus (Program #167) – A Companion of God – Propitiating for the People, Interceding, Bargaining With God

In Genesis, Abraham is called the friend of God.  And in the New Testament, the Lord Jesus referred to His disciples with the same intimate expression.  But in Exodus, God called Moses not just His friend but His companion.  As a  companion, Moses became God’s associate, His partner in pursue of a single enterprise.  How can we become God’s partner?  We will look at this intriguing question today.

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16 Nov 2017 Exodus (Program #166)

Exodus (Program #166) – A Companion of God – Mediator, Knowing God’s Heart

Exodus reveals a tremendous breach between God and His people Israel, brought on by the sin of the golden calf.  At the very time God was giving the commandments to Moses, Israel was breaking several of them at the bottom of the mountain.  To rectify the situation more was needed than just God’s forgiveness;  God and man needed a mediator.

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15 Nov 2017 Exodus (Program #165)

Exodus (Program #165) – The Principle of the Golden Calf Idol – Moses’ Petition for the Idolatrous People, Jehovah’s Word

In one of the truly remarkable passages in the Bible, the very God and Creator of the universe is provoked beyond His patience by the idolatry of His people Israel.  In His anger He vowed to destroy them but in the midst of His righteous and holy indignation, He is persuaded not only to spare them but even to repent of His justifiable plan.  What is it or who is it that can change God’s mind?

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14 Nov 2017 Exodus (Program #164)

Exodus (Program #164) – The Principle of the Golden Calf Idol – Two Scenes, An Idol Made by God’s Redeemed People

We all have heard the story of God calling Moses to Mount Sinai and gave him the ten commandments.  And while Moses was there in God’s presence, God also gave him the design and instructions for building His habitation on earth with man, the tabernacle.  This was the wonderful scene at the top of Mount Sinai.  Yet at the same time, God’s people, Israel were at the base of the mountain, worshiping at the feet of a golden idol.   What a contrast!  These two scenes will our focus on this life study program.

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13 Nov 2017 Exodus (Program #163)

Exodus (Program #163) – The Breaking of the Law – Idolatry, Self-Beautification, Mixture in Worship

We all know that Moses received the commandments of God on Mount Sinai in stone tablets.  Yet before Moses could even get down the mountain to give the commandments to the people, the people had already grossly broken the very commandments that Moses was carrying in his hands.  We know how disappointed, even angry that Moses became, but what about God?  Did He not see this coming?  Was He also surprised and angered by this sin as Moses was?

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12 Nov 2017 Exodus (Program #162)

Exodus (Program #162) – The Sabbath in Relation to the Building Work of the Tabernacle – Sabbath, Refreshment

After a very long section dealing with the blueprint for the tabernacle and all of the aspects of priestly service the Lord reintroduces the matter of the Sabbath rest for His people.  It’s an interesting insertion in the divine record and surely this repeat of the Sabbath rest is worth examining as to how it applies to us in our own walk with the Lord and our service to Him.

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