God’s power to deliver — this week at ELC

seaJust when things seem hopeless, with threats and chaos on all sides, God’s people are told to keep still, and trust.  How do we hold our ground and watch for God’s deliverance?

Worship this week – 

Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel

Sunday – One Worship at 9:00 a.m. 

followed by “God’s Work, Our Hands” service projects for all ages!!

Devotions for this week:  Rescue at the Sea – September 30, 2018

SHARE:   What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?

READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding

Monday, Exodus 15:1-21, Songs of Moses and Miriam

Tuesday, Exodus 15:22-27, Bitter Water Made Sweet

Wednesday, Exodus 16:1-21, Bread from Heaven

Thursday, Exodus 17:1-7, Water from the Rock

Friday, Exodus 17:8-16, Amalek Attacks Israel and Is Defeated

Saturday, Exodus 18:13-27, Jethro’s Advice

TALK:  Consider some of these ideas:

But Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the Lord will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.” (Exodus 14:13-14)

The enslaved Israelites made it out of Egypt under Moses’ leadership. So far, so good. But now, the Egyptian army advances nearer. How long will faith in their leader endure? Perhaps the better question is, who is really in charge here?

  • What is your community enslaved to? (technology, peer pressure, economy?) How might God deliver you and your community from enslavement to these things?
  • How does God show up in your life? Where has God been faithful, despite your own lack of faith?
  • For the littles: What is the hardest thing to wait for? God can give us patience.

PRAY:  O Lord, your chosen people had no choice but to trust you and you delivered them. Keep our eyes fixed on you when the waters rise and the troubles of our lives seem insurmountable, for you are our savior and guide. Amen.

BLESS:  May God grant you patience to wait. Amen.

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