Discipleship Minute: Wilderness #2

Read Exodus 19:3-6; 20:1-8, 12-17.Every society has rules and guidelines to guide it. After Moses and the people of Israel reached Mount Horeb, Moses climbed the mountain and God gave him words to speak to all the people. God reminded Moses that He had saved His people from slavery in Egypt. He had provided for … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Wilderness #2

Discipleship Minute: Captivity #3

Read Exodus 13:17-22; 14:10-14, 19-20, 21-22, 26-31.The final plague against the firstborn devastated the people of Egypt. It forced Pharaoh to demand that Moses and Aaron take the people of Israel and leave. Instead of taking the northern route which would have made the journey to the Promised Land shorter, God led them southeast into … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Captivity #3

Discipleship Minute: Captivity #2

Read Exodus 6:2-8; 12:2-7, 12-13, 29-32. After his encounter with the living God, Moses returned to Egypt to carry out his mission. The message was met with resistance by the Pharaoh and opposition by the Israelites themselves because their work had been made harder by the Egyptians. God was not surprised by this, so He … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Captivity #2

Discipleship Minute: Captivity #1

Read Exodus 3:1-15, 19-22.In ancient times, names meant things. A person’s name could describe his character or a defining physical characteristic. God gave His name to Moses to identify His nature and character for the benefit of His people. The Israelites had entered Egypt as honored guests based on their relationship to Joseph. They had … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Captivity #1

Discipleship Minute: Promise #4

Read Colossians 1:15-17, Psalm 103:15-19, Matthew 6:25-34As we have seen through our look at Genesis, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob tried “Plan B” many times instead of relying on God’s faithful promise and provision. But before we think we’ve done better, let’s remind ourselves that we have those same promises and provision and still attempt to … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Promise #4

Discipleship Minute: Promise #4

Read Genesis 26:7-11, 29:31-35, 32:24-32The Biblical record is full of people who are faithful. The Biblical record is also full of people who are not always faithful. After Abraham’s death, his son and grandsons continued with his example, in both faithful and unfaithful ways. In today’s passage, three distinct examples illustrate this. Isaac had settled … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Promise #4