Preparations for the Covenant (Exodus 19)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Preparing for the Covenant (Exodus 19) The Lord told Moses from the burning bush that He was “aware of their [Hebrews] sufferings” (Ex 3:7) and was going “to deliver them from the power of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good andContinue reading “Preparations for the Covenant (Exodus 19)”

No Lone Rangers! (Exodus 17:8-18:27)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · No Lone Rangers (Exodus 17-18) There are no Lone Rangers in the kingdom of God. You remember the Lone Ranger, don’t you? From 1949-1957, the Lone Ranger TV show told the fictional story of the “lone” survivor of a patrol of six Texas Rangers who were ambushed andContinue reading “No Lone Rangers! (Exodus 17:8-18:27)”

Marah, Manna, Massah, and Meribah (Exodus 15:22-17:7)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · The Sinfulness of Unthankfulness (Exodus 15:22-17:7) The children of Israel have been brought out of Egypt by the powerful might of Yahweh. He demonstrated His power and authority over Pharaoh and the false gods of Egypt in the ten plagues and the parting of the Red Sea. Now,Continue reading “Marah, Manna, Massah, and Meribah (Exodus 15:22-17:7)”

The Exodus from Egypt (Exodus 13-15)

The Journey from Egypt to Sinai First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Parting of the Red Sea (Ex 13-15) The 10th plague came, and Yahweh killed the firstborn of the Egyptians. Pharaoh, in great distress, told the Hebrews to “go out from among my people, both you and the people of Israel’ and go,Continue reading “The Exodus from Egypt (Exodus 13-15)”

The First Nine Plagues (Exodus 6:14-10:29)

In our last sermon, we discussed Moses and Aaron’s first meeting with Pharaoh. The Lord (hereafter referred to as Yahweh: see Exodus 3:14) sent them to go before Pharaoh and tell him to let the Hebrews go. Pharaoh became enraged and increased the burdens on the Hebrews; blaming Moses and Aaron. The Hebrews grew hopelessContinue reading “The First Nine Plagues (Exodus 6:14-10:29)”

Moses: The Reluctant Deliverer (Exodus 2:11-4:31)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Moses: Reluctant Deliverer (Exodus 2-4) Our study of Exodus continues. Next week we will discuss the work of God to deliver the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, but we begin with a look at the man (Moses) the Lord used to accomplish His will. Moses Fights &Continue reading “Moses: The Reluctant Deliverer (Exodus 2:11-4:31)”

Exodus: God With Us (Exodus 1:1-2:10)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Israel in Egypt (Exodus 1:2-2:10) This morning we begin a new series of messages on Exodus. Exodus is a continuation of the book of Genesis; therefore, it would be helpful to remember the main themes of Genesis: 1) How humans and all things came into being (Genesis meansContinue reading “Exodus: God With Us (Exodus 1:1-2:10)”

The Resurrection of the Righteous (Luke 20:27-40)

You cannot have peace in this life until you have made peace in the afterlife.  Our study of the Gospel of Luke brings us to verses 27-40 of chapter 20.  Here we discuss the issue of the afterlife: namely, resurrection. There are two main resurrections spoken of in the Bible: 1) the Resurrection of theContinue reading “The Resurrection of the Righteous (Luke 20:27-40)”

The Transfiguration of Jesus (Luke 9:27-36)

The Context Jesus, having just told His followers to deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Him, makes a promise; “there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God” (27).  This promise refers to the inauguration of the kingdom of God through the death,Continue reading “The Transfiguration of Jesus (Luke 9:27-36)”