THE BOOK OF EXODUS: Let My People Go!
Our Sunday emphasis in Lent will be the sermon series “Let My People Go!” In the Sundays of Lent until Easter the sermons will focus on this fascinating book of the Old Testament. Lent begins March 6th with Ash Wednesday and so does our emphasis on Exodus. In it, Moses asks Pharaoh to let God’s people go seven times (Ex 5:1; 7:16; 8:1, 20; 9:1, 13; 10:3) and Pharaoh finally does it! When he does, God’s salvation is so amazing that the event becomes the Gospel of the Old Testament. Israel’s Scriptures mention the exodus 125 times!
Throughout the book of Exodus God reveals who he is through his absence and his presence, through his silence and his speech, through his wrath and his mercy, and through his judgment and his amazing grace. In doing so, the book paints a beautiful portrait of Jesus. Daily devotionals are available in the church.
Sermon plans are as follows:
- Lent One “How God Changes Us” (Ex 3:1–14)
- Lent Two “Stop Trying and Start Trusting” (Ex 14:1–29)
- Lent Three “Strike the Rock!” (Ex 17:1–7)
- Lent Four “Mine!” (Ex 20:1–17)
- Lent Five “Digging Ourselves into a Hole” (Ex 32:1–14)
- Palm Sunday “A New Beginning!” (Ex 34:1–8)
- Maundy Thursday “Access!” (Ex 24:1–11)
- Good Friday “Agnus Dei” (Ex 12:1–13)
- Easter “Against All Odds!” (Ex 15:1–18)