A Journey of Deliverance: The Glory of the Lord Comes Down (Exodus 40:1-38)

In our final sermon in Exodus, Pastor Brice teaches how the glory of the Lord filling the tabernacle gives us a model for how we should draw near to him.

A Journey of Deliverance:
The Glory of the Lord Comes Down
Exodus 40:1-38

I. The Glory of the Lord came down to show that he was near
II. The Glory of the Lord came down to show that he approved
A. Obedience was done in faith
B. Obedience was done with precision

A Journey of Deliverance: Giving of Gifts (Exodus 35:20-36:7)

In this sermon, Morgan Putman teaches how God calls us to use all of the gifts he has given us for his glory.

A Journey of Deliverance:
Giving of Gifts
Exodus 35:20-36:7

I. God gives his plan (Ex. 26-36)
II. God gives his gifts (Ex. 35)
A. God gave them materials
B. God gave them skills
C. God gave them leadership
III. God gives his glory (Ex. 40)

A Journey of Deliverance: The Transformative Power of Encountering God (Exodus 34:29-35)

In Exodus 34 when Moses descended Mt. Sinai, the skin of his face shone because he had been in the presence of God. In this sermon, Worship Pastor Blake Bostick explains how encountering the glory of God transforms everything about us.

A Journey of Deliverance:
The Transformative Power of Encountering God
Exodus 34:29-35

I. Encountering God transforms us
II. Encountering God transforms others’ perception of us
III. Encountering God transforms the message we proclaim
IV. Encountering God draws others to encounter him

A Journey of Deliverance: The Character of the Lord Defined (Exodus 34:1-28)

In Exodus 34, God declares himself to be “merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty.” In this sermon, Pastor Brice explains how God’s character reveals what he expects of his people.

A Journey of Deliverance:
The Character of the Lord Defined
Exodus 34:1-28

• Lessons reiterated from the Lord
• Do not make a treaty with the people of the land
• Emphasized a pattern of worship and rest
• God’s people are to give their first fruits
• The character of the Lord defined
• The Lord is merciful and gracious
• He is slow to anger
• He is abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness

A Journey of Deliverance: Characteristics of the Earthly Intercessor and the Presence of God (Exodus 33:1-23)

In this sermon, Pastor Brice explains why we must value the presence of God and the ways of God above all in order to be distinguishable as God’s children and to know his glory.

NOTE: Approximately the first half of this sermon was not recorded.

A Journey of Deliverance
Characteristics of the Earthly Intercessor and the Presence of God
Exodus 33:1-23

I. A desire for the ways of God
II. A desire to walk in the ways of God
III. A desire for the presence of God
IV. A desire to be distinguished as God’s child
V. A desire to know the glory of the Lord

A Journey of Deliverance: A Necessary Atonement (Exodus 32:25-35)

Through the continued fallout of the Israelites’ sin of worshiping the golden calf, in this sermon Pastor Brice explains why God’s justice demands an acceptable atoning sacrifice.

NOTE: The first several minutes of this sermon was not recorded.

A Journey of Deliverance:
A Necessary Atonement
Exodus 32:25-35

I. Atonement is necessary because our sin brings on the wrath of God
II. Atonement brings about the propitiation of the wrath of God
III. Atonement must have an acceptable sacrifice

Easter Sunday: The Mortification of Sin and the Resurrected Life (Romans 6:1-14)

In this special Easter sermon, Pastor Brice teaches why we must kill sin in order to live the resurrected life.

Easter Sunday:
The Mortification of Sin and the Resurrected Life
Romans 6:1-14

I. Christians are Immersed in Christ (2-4)
II. Christians are Resurrected with Christ (5-7)
III. Christians are Kept by Christ (8-11)

A Journey of Deliverance: From Intercessory Prayer to Action (Exodus 32:15-24)

Though Moses interceded to God on behalf of the Israelites for their sin of worshipping the golden calf, he then dealt with their sin through action. In this sermon, learn why sin must not only be acknowledged, but also dealt with.

A Journey of Deliverance:
From Intercessory Prayer to Action
Exodus 32:15-24

I. Sin is a celebration of misplaced delight
II. Sin, when exposed, causes the sinner to deceive
III. Sin, when left alone, becomes of cup of wrath

A Journey of Deliverance: The Person of God Intercedes (Exodus 32:7-14)

Though God’s wrath burned hot against his people for their sin of worshipping the golden calf, Moses interceded on their behalf, and “the LORD relented from the disaster that he had spoken of bringing on his people.” In this sermon, learn how and why we are called to be people of intercessory prayer.

A Journey of Deliverance:
The Person of God Intercedes
Exodus 32:7-14

I. Intercessory prayer is a way of expressing grace and mercy
II. Intercessory prayer is a way of expressing humility
III. Intercessory prayer is a way of confirming God’s providence
IV. Intercessory prayer is a way of softening the heart of man and subsiding the wrath of God

A Journey of Deliverance: The Sin that So Easily Entangles Us (Exodus 32:1-6)

In the infamous story of the Israelites worshipping the golden calf, they show how easy it is to fall back into sin if we have not really relinquished it. In this sermon, Pastor Brice teaches how we often make idols of even the blessings God has given us.

A Journey of Deliverance:
The Sin that So Easily Entangles Us
Exodus 32:1-6

I. They worshipped the right God in the wrong way
II. They went back to the idols that they had never really relinquished
III. They had a distrust in the lawgiver
IV. They made idols of their blessings

A Journey of Deliverance: Covenantal Worship (Exodus 24)

We must build our lives on the Word of God, so that when our enthusiasm for God wanes, our obedience doesn't. In this sermon, Worship Pastor Blake Bostick explains why God’s Word and the atoning blood have always been central when God’s people gather to worship.

A Journey of Deliverance:
Covenantal Worship
Exodus 24

I. Book of the Covenant
II. Blood of the Covenant
III. Response to the Covenant
IV. Glory of the Covenant

A Journey of Deliverance: The Angel Before Us (Exodus 23:20-33)

In Exodus 23, God promises to send his people the Angel of the Lord, who will go before them as protector and conqueror. In this sermon, Pastor Brice shows how this Angel, who many believe is actually Christ, teaches us about the sovereign nature of God.

A Journey of Deliverance:
The Angel Before Us
Exodus 23:20-33

I. The Angel of the Lord teaches us about the sovereign nature of God
A. He is a protector
B. He is a conqueror
C. He is a commander
D. He is a purifier
E. He is uncompromising

A Journey of Deliverance: The God of Justice (Exodus 22:16-23:19)

While many of the laws God gives his people in Exodus may seem archaic, in this sermon Pastor Brice explains how they reveal that God is an advocate for the lowly and forgotten who always deals justly and compassionately.

A Journey of Deliverance:
The God of Justice
Exodus 22:16-23:19

I. A follower of Jesus should be an advocate for the lowly and forgotten
II. A follower of Jesus should be spiritually discerning
III. A follower of Jesus should give generously to our fellow man
IV. A follower of Jesus should trust in and give faithfully to the Lord
V. A follower of Jesus should deal justly and compassionately in worldly affairs
VI. A follower of Jesus should take Sabbath rest in him

A Journey of Deliverance: Punishment vs. Rescue; Revenge vs. Redemption (Exodus 22:1-15)

What can we learn from the seemingly outdated commands in Exodus about stolen sheep and oxen? In this sermon, learn how God’s law teaches us about his just character by revealing how rescue and redemption triumph over punishment and revenge.

A Journey of Deliverance:
Punishment vs. Rescue; Revenge vs. Redemption
Exodus 22:1-15

I. General theft
II. A careless neighbor
III. Borrowing or caring for our neighbors property

What we learn about Justice from Exodus 22:1-15:
1. The Bible promotes private property ownership and the right to protect that property
2. The Bible is giving us application of Lex Talionis
3. The Bible promotes laws being enforced in proportion to the amount of guilt
4. The Bible commands Christians to seek rescue for the victim and redemption for the assailant

A Journey of Deliverance: A Good and Holy God (Exodus 21:12-36)

In Exodus 21, God gives what seem to be steep punishments for various crimes, yet his punishment is always just. In this sermon, learn how when God’s people obey his commands with consideration and diligence, we are actually loving our neighbors as ourselves.

A Journey of Deliverance:
A Good and Holy God
Exodus 21:12-36

I. Capital Offense (12-17)
II. Personal Injury (18-27)
III. Negligence (28-36)

Application:
1. Every punishment should be fitting of the crime
2. When we act diligently and responsibly we are loving our neighbor
3. We are all image bearers, which makes all life precious

A Journey of Deliverance: The Law and Gospel and Slavery (Exodus 21:1-11)

What are Christians to make of passages like Exodus 21:1-11 that give regulations for slavery instead of condemning slavery outright? In this sermon, Pastor Brice gives some considerations from what the Bible says about slavery, and what difficult passages like this can teach us about how God commands his people to live righteously in an unrighteous world.

A Journey of Deliverance:
The Law and Gospel and Slavery
Exodus 21:1-11

Considerations from what the Bible says about slavery:
I. The Hebrew word for slave is translated in many different ways
II. Slavery existed long before these commands were written, and it still exists long after
III. The law is not condemning or condoning slavery, but constraining brutality and injustice amongst God’s people
IV. The bible does condemn slavery that was common in early American history
A. American slavery was a horrendous act because men, women, and children
were stolen from their home and shipped to a foreign land
B. American slavery was a horrendous act because men, women, and children
were beaten and killed by their master
C. American slavery was a horrendous act because men, women, and children
were considered lifelong possessions and not image-bearers of God
D. American slavery was a horrendous act because of the fugitive slave act

A Journey of Deliverance: The Good that Comes from the Law (Exodus 20:18-26)

In this sermon from Exodus 20:18-26, Pastor Brice teaches how the Ten Commandments and God’s appearing bring us closer to God in reverence.

A Journey of Deliverance:
The Good that Comes from the Law
Exodus 20:18-26

I. The ten commandments and God’s appearing bring us closer to God in reverence because they instill in us a healthy fear of God
II. The ten commandments and God’s appearing bring us closer to God in reverence because they reveal our need for a mediator
A. We need a mediator because of our sin and the depth of our sin
B. We need a mediator because of our inability to keep the whole law
III. The ten commandments and God’s appearing bring us closer to God in reverence because we go to God on his terms

A Journey of Deliverance: The Joy of Contentment (Exodus 20:17)

Pursuing desires is not necessarily sinful, yet the tenth commandment to not covet deals with what happens when we let our desires rule us. In this final sermon on the Ten Commandments, Pastor Brice explains how coveting is a summation of the heart issues that cause us to break the other nine commandments.

A Journey of Deliverance:
The Joy of Contentment
Exodus 20:17

I. Practice contentment
II. Pursue integrity in all things
III. Put down wrong desires
IV. Pursue upright living

A Journey of Deliverance: Do Not Bear False Witness (Exodus 20:16)

Because each of the Ten Commandments applies not only to a specific context but also to a broader category of behaviors, the ninth commandment involves much more that simply not lying. In this sermon, Pastor Brice teaches why God commands us to be people of truth because he is the God of truth.

A Journey of Deliverance:
Do Not Bear False Witness
Exodus 20:16

I. How do we break the 9th command?
A. Gossip or Slander
B. Flattering or withholding necessary truth
C. Careless Lies
D. Hyperbole or Exaggeration
E. Blatant Lying
II. How do we keep the 9th command?