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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Sun, 6/24/2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

MOSES, FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Sun, 6/24/2012

Ex. 6:1-8
HEAVENLY HELP FOR HEAVY HEARTS Lesson 6b

v. 6 ABOUT YOUR FREEDOM

God promises Israel that He will bring them out and redeem them. He redeemed Israel with the blood of the lamb, (Ex. 12). He delivered us with the blood of His Darling Son, (Heb. 10:10-14).

He Delivers You From Your Sins – Israel had slipped into sin. Our greatest problem is our sin problem. That problem is solved in Jesus. Faith in Him provides perfect, eternal cleansing from our sin, (Col. 2:13-14; 1 John 1:7). He can even give us power over the besetting sins that hinder our walk day by day, (Rom. 6:11-18).

He Delivers You From Your Slavery – We can be a slave to sin, but other things can enslave us too. We can be enslaved by our burdens. Jesus knows how to deliver you from the things that would hold you captive. Just as He opened the prison doors for Peter, (Acts 12); He can open the bars of worry and affliction and set you free. Even if He doesn’t let you out, He can make you free in your situation, like the 3 Hebrews; Daniel; (Heb. 13:5).

v. 7 ABOUT YOUR FELLOWSHIP

God would use the afflictions Israel faced to bring them closer to Him. They would see His power, experience His peace, and know His presence. He would use our trials to draw us closer to Him too.

He Provides Personal Fellowship – God desires intimacy with His people. The trials of life are designed to drive us into His arms. He isn’t trying to hurt you; He is trying to develop you. Great faith is shaped on the anvil of affliction. He is trying to teach you about His presence, His power and His peace. How will you ever know that He can unless He has to?

He Provides Powerful Fellowship – God would leave no doubt in their minds that He was their God and that He was working on their behalf. The many miracles would remove all doubt about His presence with His people. The miracles we have all seen in our lives.

v. 8 ABOUT YOUR FUTURE

God’s promises to Israel were not limited to their deliverance from Egypt. He made them some great promises regarding their future. He has made some great promises to us concerning our futures as well.

He Has Promised Your Future – His promise to Israel – (Deut. 6:23). We have the same promise! He brought us out of death and sin so that we might enter into His Heaven some day, (Eph. 2:1-10).

He Has Prepared Your Future – The Lord promised the land to the Patriarchs. The land was prepared for Israel’s arrival. He has prepared a place for us called Heaven, (John 14:1-3; Rev. 21:1-22:5).

He Has Preserved Your Future – Even While the Canaanite lived in the land it belonged to Israel. When they arrived, they would take possession of all the Lord had prepared for them. There are no Canaanites in Heaven, but that land is being preserved for us just the same, (1 Pet. 1:4; Matt. 6:19-20).

Conc: God cares about you today. He cares more about you than you do. Just as He moved for ancient Israel, He will move for you. God told Moses that He would Move In Power, (v. 1); Reveal His Person, (v. 2-3); and Keep His Promises, (v. 4-5). He will do the same for you and me!

Are there some things that have you burdened down? Cast them on Him! Are there some things that have you bound? Look to the Lord and He will set you free. Church, He cares about you and about all you face in life. If there are needs, get them to Him and get the help you need today!

TODAY’S HYMN!
“Won’t It Be Wonderful There” By James Rowe (1930)

Verse One:

When with the Savior...we enter the gloryland....
Won't it be wonderful there.....
Ended the troubles and cares of the storyland......
Won't it be wonderful there.....

The Chorus:

Won't it be wonderful there.....
Having no burdens to bear.....
Joyously singing......
With heartbells all ringing....
O won't it be wonderful there......

Verse Two:

Walking and talking with Christ the supernal One....
Won't it be wonderful there.....
Praising adoring the matchless eternal One......
Won't it be wonderful there.....

Verse Three:

There where the tempest will never be sweeping us....
Won't it be wonderful there.....
Sure that forever....the Lord will be keeping us.....
Won't it be wonderful there.....

The Chorus:

Won't it be wonderful there.....
Having no burdens to bear.....
Joyously singing......
With heartbells all ringing....
O won't it be wonderful there......

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MOM-MOM8 6/24/2012 7:53PM

    Thank you for the emoticon lesson.

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GAYLE119 6/24/2012 5:39PM

    very good lesson! Thanks Vic! God bless you! emoticon

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    emoticon Lesson emoticon Vic

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CAVEPRINCESS65 6/24/2012 10:02AM

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Friends!
We should not let trials and challenges in life burden us. Trials and challenges should bring us closer to God, not far from God. Remember these are tests from God, especially test of our faith. God always wants to give us a fresh beginning. So no matter what has happened to us, God still has plans for our lives. Dont give up on closed doors or when we dont see anything happened for the better during these trials. Closed doors are a test of our faith. We should keep moving forward, keep being our best; we should be living with determination and faith. When we do, we will see amazing changes all around us. emoticon emoticon

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