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Mountain Top Experiences: “Old Ways” or “God’s Way”?

Written by Andy Pisciotti | January 19, 2011 | Exodus 25 - 27

The phrase “Be careful to build it just as you were shown on the mountain,” occurs in one form or another 3 times in Exodus 25-27 (NLT). The word “must” in the NLT shows up 162 times in Exodus (mas o menos).  12 of those times are between chapters 25-27. In other words, God is not playing around with His instructions! He is specific and expected specific results to His …

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Stop Your Complaining and Enjoy God’s Provision (Exodus 16-18)

Written by Chris Jarrell | January 16, 2011 |

“If only the Lord had killed us back in Egypt,” they moaned. “There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to starve us all to death.” Exodus 16:3 New Living Translation

Let me start out asking a simple question: How often does God provide and we still complain?  Okay, one more question: Why do …

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Stop Your Complaining and Enjoy God’s Provision (Exodus 16-18)

Written by Chris Jarrell | January 16, 2011 |

“If only the Lord had killed us back in Egypt,” they moaned. “There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to starve us all to death.” Exodus 16:3 New Living Translation

Let me start out asking a simple question: How often does God provide and we still complain?  Okay, one more question: Why do …

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Short term Memory loss (Exodus 13-15)

Written by Jenilee LeFors | January 15, 2011 | Exodus 13 - 15

I find this passage of scripture so interesting. The Plagues just happened, the Israelites were spared. God is obviously handling the situation and at every twist and bend of the story, the Israelites doubt and question why they are going the direction that they are going, they are wishing they could be back in the miserable situations. One moment they are praising God, and the other they are crying out …

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If those frogs didn’t change your mind…

Written by Heather Corsi | January 14, 2011 | Exodus 10 - 12

Growing up in the church, I have heard countless sermons and teachings on “the plagues.”  I find that I often get very distracted by the craziness happening in this story.  Am I only the one to get a bit distracted by imagining thousands of frogs covering everything or realizing how creepy that many locusts would be?  Or contemplating the great sadness that must have surrounded all of those people affected …

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Magic Tricks

Written by Andy Pisciotti | January 13, 2011 | Exodus 7 - 9

In today’s reading I find something interesting. Pharaoh’s magicians go toe to toe with Moses and Aaron over the first few plagues. They’re able to duplicate what the Lord is doing. Aaron throws down his staff and it becomes a snake, next think you know, Pharaoh’s magicians are doing the same thing. Then the Lord tells Moses and Aaron to strike the Nile so that the water turns to blood, …

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Be a BUTTON not a COOKIE!

Written by Amanda Giobbi | January 11, 2011 | Exodus 4 - 6

What do we already know about Exodus?

o Exodus means departure
o Exodus recounts the story of Moses
o At the beginning of the book hundreds of thousands of Israelites are enslaved in Egypt
o Moses was raised by Pharaoh’s daughter
o Moses fled Egypt as a murderer and 50 years later returned to help free his people
o At this point the Israelites …

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Pain with the Promise

Written by Kurtis Parks | January 11, 2011 | Exodus 1 - 3

Every time I read from Exodus, the story of Moses, I’m taken back to being a little 7 year old boy, right before bedtime, and my dad reading stories of the Bible, accompanied by really cool drawings, of course. The story of Moses is a special one.

First, to set the scene, let’s go back to the famous promise that God made to Abraham, the one where God said …

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Joseph’s Obituary

Written by Will Johnston | January 10, 2011 | Genesis 47 - 50

Much of Genesis traces the story of Joseph, the second youngest son of Jacob (of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob fame), and Chapter 50 records his final days.  It is an amazing story, one full of infighting, deception, and heartache, but perhaps what is most amazing about it is the man Joseph himself.  While not a perfect man, his insight, wisdom, and integrity are almost without parallel.  There is much we …

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Forgotten (Genesis 40-42)

Written by Heather Zempel | January 9, 2011 | Genesis 40 - 42

“The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.” (Genesis 40:23)

Poor Joseph. First, his brothers sold him into slavery. But then he caught a lucky break with his assignment in Potiphar’s mansion. Until the lady of the house couldn’t control her crush on him and then blamed him for inappropriate behavior. And into the dungeon he was flung again. The first time you could argue he deserved …

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