It must have seemed impossible, but after years of bondage, God gives the people instructions for the time of their departure, when God will act powerfully to liberate them. They only had to act in trust that the God who loved them could make a new future. We, too, are called to come together as a community of faith, to tell again the power of God’s liberating love!
Worship this week with Holy Communion:
Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
Passover and Deliverance October 2, 2016
Share: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
Read: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding of Sunday’s text.
Sunday: Passover and Deliverance, Exodus 12:1-13; 13:1-8
Monday: Pillars of Cloud and Fire, Exodus 13:17-22
Tuesday: Crossing the Red Sea, Exodus 14:1-31
Wednesday: Songs of Moses and Miriam, Exodus 15:1-21
Thursday: Manna and Quail, Exodus 16:1-36
Friday: Jethro Advises Moses Concerning Leadership, Exodus 18:1-27
Saturday: The Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:1-21
Talk: Consider some of these ideas –
”You shall tell your child on that day, ‘It is because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’” — Exodus 13:8
- A secret command, a strange ritual, and an epic journey begins. Could Israel have even imagined the adventure which lay ahead, their tour guide none other than the Almighty God?
- Some of God’s grandest moments happen when the community comes together.
- What did God do for the people of Israel? Where was God faithful? Where were the people faithful?
- How can you, like Moses, help set people free today from bondage, addiction, poverty, abuse, and more?
- In what ways has God set you free? In what ways do you still feel bound?
Pray: You have led your chosen people for generations, O God. Keep us mindful of your faithfulness and trusting in the next step you have in store for us. For the sake of Christ our Lord, Amen.
Bless: May God deliver you from bondage to sin and death. Amen.