Equipped: Be Silent & Move Forward

April 25, 2021   /   Lombard Bible Church

Sermon Series: Equipped

Message 2: Be Silent & Move Forward 

April 25, 2021

Lombard Bible Church 

Exodus 14:10-31



If you want to serve God be

If you want to serve God move  


Being silent means not talking but

Being silent means  

Being silent means


Moving forward is better than moving  

Moving forward sometimes

Moving forward requires us to




  1. Name a time you had to “step forward” to do something and you weren’t sure what was going to happen but it turned out really well 
  2. In Exodus 14, God calls His people to “step forward” during an impossibly difficult situation. Read Exodus 14:10-31. What did you hear from the Scripture or the message this past Sunday? 
  3. Moses says that the Lord will fight for His people if they’re silent (Exodus 14:14). What do you think Moses meant by that? Have you ever practiced some sort of “silence before God” & if so what did that look like? Why might practicing silence help us serve God better? 
  4. The Israelites complained to Moses that they wish they could go backwards in time and place to when they weren’t in such danger (Exodus 14:11-12). In response, God instructs the Israelites to “move forward” even when there is—at the time for them—no clear path forward to go (Exodus 14:15). Consider this idea allegorically: when it comes to your faith in Jesus, do you feel you are moving backwards or forwards & why? 
  5. What propels you forward in your faith? Or to put it another way: what encourages you to trust more greatly in Jesus? 
  6. Split up guys & girls. Go around and ask, “how can I pray for you?” And pray. 


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