Today we’re coming to one of the most famous sections of the entire Old Testament and definitely the whole Bible as well, the 10 Commandments. On the one hand, everyone has at least heard of the 10 commandments but on the other hand, how many of you could actually recite them? Open a bible to Exodus chapter 20 and follow along with Pastor Kyle.
He has risen! He has risen INDEED! Today is Easter Sunday and it’s the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. We’re going to take a different twist on Easter Sunday than you may have ever experienced before with a message from Pastor Kyle called "Easter in Exodus."
Today we join Pastor Kyle in Exodus 19. This is the beginning of a series of events where Moses goes up and down Mount Horeb to meet with God, receive the Law, and instruct the people how they are to live as children of God. Exodus has shown us that the Israelites had already been observing some of the practices associated with Jewish law but this defining meeting between Moses and God would codify in writing what it meant to be the people of God. One massive difference between Christians today and the Israelites then is that we don’t depend on any human being to be our intercessor with God. We have Jesus our great intercessor, and because of Him, we can go boldly before the throne of grace with confidence. That being said, Exodus 19 offers some thoughts for us to consider before we go and meet with God.
Last week, we saw how Moses’ friends held up his arms so the Israelites could win their first “Post-Pharaoh” battle against the Amalekites. Today we’re going to see Moses learn a life and leadership lesson the hard way and his father-in-law Jethro shows up. Jethro goes on to give Moses some much-needed advice on how to set himself up for long-term success. We’re also going to see how his Pagan priest of a father-in-law Jethro converts to a belief in the Lord. Open a bible to Exodus 18 and follow along with Pastor Kyle as we learn how to set ourselves up for more success in the long term and less burnout.
There will be days when we all go to bed feeling burnt out, that’s a reality. The question is: what do we do with those feelings and how do we turn those emotions around when we experience them? We’re going to see that Moses needed support from his friends to win the battle. The people had been through so much difficulty and yet they still had new, exhausting battles to fight. Open a bible to Exodus 17 and follow along with Pastor Kyle as we learn how to set ourselves up for more success in the long term and less burnout.
Provision takes many different forms throughout our lives. It can be the meeting of an emotional need, relational need, physical need, a financial need, or really any kind of need that comes up. Ultimately, all forms of provision come from God meeting a SPIRITUAL need. Every earthly need is connected to a deeper spiritual need under the surface. That’s why the Word “provision” really gets to the foundation of the fact that God is the PROVIDER for His people. Open a bible to the book Exodus and follow along with Pastor Kyle.
After the bitterness of the past 400 years the Israelites finally had hope of better, sweeter days ahead... or so they thought. The reality we’re going to see today is that even after they were free from Pharaoh’s hold, many bitter obstacles lay ahead of them in the wilderness. Open a bible to Exodus 15 and follow along with Pastor Kyle.
Today at City Church we are going going to see the absolute climax of the book of Exodus – the crossing of the Red Sea. The same God who had delivered the children of Israel from the hand of Pharaoh would now lead them into what seemed like a trap. The Israelites would face the choice to question this God or to trust this God. Really… it’s the same choice we face every single day. The way God worked THEN is the way God works NOW. Just like the Israelites had to trust God in this climactic battle, we have to trust the same God every day. It’s a new battle but it’s the same God.
If you haven’t seen Groundhog Day, it’s a movie about being STUCK in life. Who hasn’t ever felt stuck in life? I’m pretty confident that we’re all there to one degree or another right now. God want us to learn about Him, His Word, others and ourselves from this ordeal we’ve lived through so we can get out of this "Groundhog Day" His way.
We are living in the weariest time in modern history. Everyone is tired, stressed and sick of the sinking, fighting feeling. We wake up every day hoping for something different but living in the same, challenging world. The good news for every believer is that we can tap into the power of God right now to find strength in this battle.
Today We’re going to look at the plagues of the Exodus. Make no mistake, it was an all-out FIGHT between God and Pharaoh. Moses, Aaron, and the Israelites had to endure the PAIN of this so Moses took the only choice he had: TO KEEP FIGHTING WITH GOD.
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As we return to Exodus 7, we are going to see God call Moses to go back to confront Pharaoh yet again. So far, Moses’ track record of “victory” is pretty low when it comes to these kinds of confrontations and yet, he was still on the path to victory. Sometimes winning with God feels like losing in the world. My prayer for us today is that we would peel away from the pages of Exodus and look deep into our own lives. Some of you watching this may not feel like you’re being victorious right now. May we all get a sense of how to respond when winning with God feels like losing in the world.
If you’re not familiar with the prayer of Jabez, it’s a powerful verse that’s sandwiched in the middle of 1st Chronicles. This prayer essentially matches up with what every person wants in life. Books have been written about it, some of you might have it memorized and for others of you, this might be the first time you are hearing this.
We know 2020 was the “canceled year.” What about 2021? Is it going to be another year where everything is canceled again? Well, we can’t control that. Believe it or not, your 2021 doesn’t have to be canceled. There might be elements of it that still aren’t anywhere near what any of us would wish but I want to all of us today to think about creating a cancel-proof plan for the year.
"We’ve all learned what it means to long for something… to wait for something… and to hope for something in a way we probably never have before. I believe the events of 2020 have given us all a unique emotional glimpse into the world Jesus was born into. We’re going to look at what happened 2000 years ago when an angel of the Lord announced that God was sending Jesus, 'The Shot of Hope,' into the world." - Pastor Kyle
Egypt wasn’t a place you wanted to go to, it wasn’t a place God wanted his people to live, and it wasn’t a place you wanted to be from. At the same time, the biblical concept of Egypt also meant redemption and hope. God brought His people out of Egypt. Whenever “Egypt” was uttered, it was a reminder that somehow, some way, the “Egypt’s” of life would never be endless. With God’s mighty hand and His outstretched arm, he would always faithfully rescue His people from Egypt.
Today, we are living in uncertain times, there is no doubt about it. Open a bible to Luke 2:22-38 and you'll see the uncertain times that Joseph and Mary were living through at this point in history. As we read these verses today, I pray we find some glimpses into what it means for us to find hope in the uncertain times we are facing.
We join Pastor Kyle in the Book of Exodus as take a look into how a request by Moses and Aaron caused the lives of the Israelites to become harder before things got better.
We join Pastor Kyle in Exodus 4 with some examples on how to keep things from 'going wrong" in our lives.
Today we are going to unpack the tiny book of Jude, right before the book of Revelation. Jude is not a detailed story of Jesus’ life like the Gospels. It doesn’t describe the historical growth of the Church like the book of Acts. It’s not an exhaustive theological unpacking of how we are to live like the writings of Paul or even the condensed letters of Peter we just finished. It’s more of a stick figure drawing of the Christian life.
We are joined today by Dr. William Nolte of Transformation Ministries to take a deeper look into God's "Big Picture" plan for the world that stared unfolding before our time and continues to this very day through us.
Today we’re going to close out our 2nd Peter series that we’ve titled “FINAL WORDS” with Peter’s true final words as recorded in the Bible. The last thing Peter wanted every subsequent generation of Christian to keep in mind is the continual importance of growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we’re going to look at a doozy of a question: “Are we living in the last days?” In 2nd Peter 3, the Apostle Peter deals with this question as he knew he was living in his last days as he wrote this letter. This past year has caused me to a closer look at whether or not we are living in the End Times and it’s certainly possible that we could be. Even if we’re not, we’re going to see that we’re being asked to live as if we are.
Today we’re going to see Peter talk about false teaching and false teachers. You might have a different picture in your mind about what a false teacher looks like but I tend to think about the extremes. As I prepped for my message, I challenged myself not to think about the extremes but to think about the well-meaning Christians who got wrapped up in false teaching. I want to challenge all of us to do the same. Let’s make this even more personal: how do we make sure we don’t get there?