• 1

    • September 10, 2017
    • Introduction
    • Ty Thomas
    • The Israelites were God’s chosen people and this review of how the Israelites ended up in Egypt and their rise to power, to their subsequent exodus from Egypt, is clear evidence of God’s handiwork. During the time when Joseph was the king’s right hand man, the Israelites multiplied their numbers greatly and Egypt became prosperous. In time, a new king came to power that new nothing of the great contribution that Joseph and the Israelites had made to Egypt’s economy. All he saw was their great numbers and feared them. He enslaved and oppressed them and this directly contributed to the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.

  • 2

    • September 17, 2017
    • The Birth of Moses
    • Ty Thomas
    • When the king of Egypt saw that the Israelites were multiplying much faster than the Egyptians, he told the Israelite midwives to kill all of the male babies but spare the girls. The midwives feared God more than they feared Pharaoh, so they ignored the command. When the Israelite population continued to rise, he ordered all Egyptians to throw all male babies into the Nile. A mother was afraid her newborn son would be killed so she wrapped him up and put him in a basket among the reeds of the Nile. Pharaoh’s daughter found him crying there and decided to keep him. She named Him Moses because she drew him out of the water. If you look at this passage in Exodus, you’ll find God had His hand in this all of the time.

  • 3

    • September 24,m 2017
    • In THe Wilderness
    • Ty Thomas
    • When Moses was older, he saw an Egyptian beating up on one of his fellow Hebrews. Moses killed him and buried him hoping no one would see. Well, he soon found that didn’t work out too well for him. Pharaoh tried to have Moses killed but he ran away to Midian. Later Moses married Zipporah, a priest’s daughter. They had a son whom Moses named Gershom, as he was a stranger in this land of the Midianites. This reflected the dark time in Moses’ life. Meanwhile, the Egyptians continued persecuting the Israelite slaves and their cry for help was heard by God.

  • 4

    • October 1, 2017
    • Above Us; Among Us
    • Ty Thomas
    • As we saw earlier, Moses was a foreigner in a foreign land. What happened next changed his life forever. Imagine his surprise to see a bush on fire, but the bush itself was not destroyed. A voice from the bush told him to take his shoes off as he was on holy ground. It was God speaking and He told Moses that He was sending him to rescue His people in Egypt. Moses had a number of “but Lord..” objections. How many times have we said to the Lord “but lord..” when He has asked us to do something for Him?

  • 5

    • October 8, 2017
    • God Is Able
    • Dan Schoepf
    • We continue the encounter at the burning bush, between Moses and God. In spite of all of the assurances that God had given Moses, 5 times he said “No”. It is clear that at this point in his life, all of the confidence and desire for action he had when he murdered the Egyptian, is gone. He has become as meek as the sheep he is tending for his father-in-law. God insists that Moses must go to rescue the Israelites in Egypt, and so he sent Aaron, Moses’ brother as Moses’ mouthpiece, so to speak. Moses had undisputed skills as a leader and for this reason, God insisted.

  • 6

    • )ctober 15, 2016
    • When Things Get Worse
    • Josué Villatoro
    • Moses and Aaron returned to Egypt with God’s message for Pharaoh and they said to him, “Let my people go…”; he refused. Now things go from bad to worse. The straw that was used to make bricks was previously provided by the king but now he said they are to gather their own straw, but still make their quota of bricks. Some of the Israelites appealed to Pharaoh who called them lazy and told them to go back to work. At this, Moses and Aaron were angry saying “You have put a sword in the Egyptians hands to kill us”.

  • 7

    • October 22, 2017
    • God Is Faithful
    • Ty Thomas
    • God Hardened Pharaoh’s heart, but the Israelites had been told that He will free them from the Egyptian oppression. We see God’s faithfulness to Moses and the Israelites as He prepares to liberate them from the Egyptians. There are times when we feel abandoned by our friends, by our family and even God. God never changes and is He always faithful, we are the ones that change orlose faith. God said to Joshua “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” This promise is repeated in the book of Hebrews.

  • 8

    • October 29, 2017
    • The Plagues 1
    • Dan Schoepf
    • During this time the Egyptians worship many gods and Pharaoh himself was treated as one but the one true God is about to show the Egyptians His mighty power. Because of Moses’ speech impediment, God made Aaron Moses’ mouthpiece. Each time Moses will tell Aaron what the Lord says and Aaron will carry out the instruction. Moses and Aaron are given a number of tasks and each time it means they have to confront Pharaoh, and each time he refuses to let the people of Israel go. God is about to bring Pharaoh to his knees through a series of plagues, the first turns the Nile to blood killing all the fish and creating quite a stink.

  • 9

    • November 5, 2017
    • The Plagues 2
    • Dan Schoepf
    • Pharaoh is a stubborn man, more so than most. In spite of overwhelming evidence that God is greater than the king and his sorcerers, he continues to harden his heart. God is also active in hardening Pharaohs heart and Egypt is not going to escape the LORD’s plan of ridding them of their idols and false god’s. No matter what the Egyptians do or say, God will have his way. This week we learn about the plagues of hail, darkness and locusts that devastated Egypt. God could have wiped the Egyptians off the earth, but He wanted them to see His power and His name proclaimed throughout the land.

  • 10

    • November 12, 2017
    • Passover
    • Ty THomas
    • God’s patience with Pharaoh finally runs out and He is about to bring tragedy to every Egyptian family by killing the first born of people and animal in Egypt, including Pharaoh’s son. God told Moses to have all the Israelites kill a lamb and paint its blood on the door frame of their house that this will be a sign for the Destroyer to pass over that house. That night not a single Egyptian family was untouched by the Lord while the Israelites were unaffected. Pharaoh relented and told Moses to get his people out of Egypt. This event was an indicator of Jesus’ coming as the Lamb of God.

  • 11

    • November 19, 2017
    • Bilingual Service - Rescued
    • Ty Thomas & Josué Villatoro
    • Finally, after the plague that killed the first born of every Egyptian family, including the king’s son, Pharaoh relented telling Moses to get out. After 430 years, God kept his promise and rescued the Israelites. They were given instructions to commemorate this day, the day they are leaving, and every year in the month of Aviv, and when they do this, they are to tell their sons “…I do this because of what the LORD did for me”. The Exodus has started and the Israelites are on their way to the promised land, the land flowing with milk and honey

  • 12

    • November 26, 2017
    • Crossing The Red Sea
    • Ty Thomas
    • When Pharaoh relents and lets the Israelites go, he realizes the Egyptians were now without workers so he led his army to the Red Sea where he hoped to bring them all back. Right from the outset, God is protecting the Israelites leading them during the day by a cloud and at night by a light. When the Egyptian army was nearby, God instructed Moses to raise his staff and when he did, the sea parted allowing the Israelites to pass through the sea on dry land, when the Egyptians followed them into the sea, God closed the waters and not one Egyptian of that army was left alive.

  • 13

    • 7 January, 2018
    • Bitter to Sweet
    • Ty Thomas
    • Exodus 15 starts “Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord”. A fitting response to being rescued from slavery in Egypt. Imagine walking across dry land where just seconds ago the Red Sea was flowing, and seeing the wall of water that God had caused to dam up, and kept it there long enough for an estimated 2 million people to cross. Now the Red Sea is no Madd Creek. It averages 174 miles wide and 1600 feet deep, so it’s fair to assume that the sea was around 15 miles wide and at least 100 feet deep where they crossed. When all of the Israelites had crossed, God closed the waters around the following Egyptian soldiers. No wonder Moses sang. Read Exodus 15, it’s an amazing worship song

  • 14

    • 14 January, 2018
    • Gratitude vs Grumbling
    • Ty Thomas
    • It is much easier to complain than it is to always be upbeat and positive, you know the “glass is half empty” type. They sit on the sidelines and criticize rather than get involved to improve things. Fortunately our God is longsuffering, gracious and forgiving. The Israelites had seen what God did at the Red Sea and barely a couple of days go by and they’re complaining about not having water. Next they complain about no food. God’s miracles continue turning brackish water into drinkable water, providing Manna and quail to eat, yet the grumbling continues. The Israelites continue with the hard-headedness and disobedient ways.

  • 15

    • January 21, 2018
    • Wise Counsel
    • Dan Schoepf
    • For many of us it is hard to ask for help. It also difficult to ask for or even take advice. We see a good example in Exodus 17 when the Israelites and Amalekites were fighting. When Moses’ arms got tired, Aaron and Hur held his arms up so the Israelites won the battle. Now Moses’ father in law, Jethro came to visit Moses, he saw how busy Moses was working as the only judge, and offered him advice. He told him to let others who are honest and love God to help you, and you, Moses, handle the difficult cases. Moses listened to his father-in-law and he was then able to spend time judging only the difficult cases.

  • 16

    • January 28, 2018
    • Meeting With God
    • Yenner Wuanti
    • The Israelites reached Mount Sinai in what is believed to be about 45 days and camped in the desert. Moses climbed the mountain to meet with God and he had to carry a message from Him to the Israelites, that they were His special people. Moses gave them the strict instructions he received as to what they must do because God was going to appear before them. The day came and Moses and the people gathered at the foot of the Mountain and amid thunder and lightning smoke and fire, everyone there trembled. Moses spoke and the Lord answered and called Moses to the top of Mount Sinai. How would that look on your resume, God personally inviting you into His presence?

  • 17

    • February 4, 2018
    • Ten Commandments
    • Ty THomas
    • Even non-Christians have heard of the Ten Commandments, many of whom learned about them from the 1956 film classic. The Ten Commandments are much more than laws which were handed down to Moses for the Hebrews to follow, they were a part of God’s promise to His “Special People”, and God has never wavered in His promise to them. The Law shows God’s righteousness and in turn demands righteousness, but the Law cannot provide that. Only through His Son Jesus can we be declared righteous. As Christians, bought by the blood of Christ, we are no longer living under the Law, but the MORAL content of God’s Law remains and nine of them are repeated in the New Testament.

  • 18

    • February 11, 2018
    • The Law Given
    • Ty THomas
    • The Ten Commandments were only the beginning. After Moses had received them, God gave him other laws for the Hebrews to adhere to. These laws were a type of constitution that God proclaimed and they covered rules for daily life. They covered hundreds of possible scenarios that may be encountered and Moses wrote down everything the Lord had said. God Invited Moses up to the top of the mountain and there He confirmed the agreement He had made with the Israelites and Moses stayed there for 40 days and nights.

  • 19

    • February 18, 2018
    • Rebellion and Mercy
    • Dan Schoepf
    • What is it with the Israelites? They saw all of the miracles and wonders the Lord performed while escaping the oppression of Egypt. They became impatient and wanted a god so Aaron, who should have known better because he saw firsthand the miracles God performed in Egypt, smelted their gold into the form of a calf and they began to bow down to this statue. God told Moses to go back and see what was happening below. When he saw the golden calf and the partying, he was so angry he broke the tablets he had just brought down from God. But wait a minute, aren’t we just like that today? We have idols, we continue to substitute other things in God’s place. We don’t hold him the esteem we should for the Holy Creator of EVERYTHING.

  • 20

    • March 4, 2018
    • God Among Us
    • JT Zahradnik
    • A lot of mystery surrounds the Ark and Tabernacle which God gave specific instructions on their appearance, materials and dimensions. As we hear in this lesson, the word Tabernacle simply means “Meeting Place” and the ark is a symbol of God’s presence and power. God is present everywhere at the same time and therefore does not need a place to stay. He lives among us, even today. God is with us and wants a personal relationship with each of us and has made His dwelling place among us. Learn more as JT unpacks this week’s lesson.

  • 21

    • March 11, 2018
    • Access to God
    • Dan Schoepf
    • In the Old Testament, if we wanted to seek God’s will, it had to be through the high priest, someone who would represent us in front of God. If you were fortunate enough to get your request to the high priest, he would enter the Most Holy Place to stand before God once a year and make the requests known to Him, so it could be up to a year before you heard anything back. Here’s the good news, Jesus is the living High Priest and He intercedes on our behalf, we can approach God directly, with confidence and at any time. No appointment necessary.