How important are covenant signs? Are they means of grace to be diligently used or nostalgic rituals to be casually employed? The story of Zipporah and the ‘bridegroom of blood’ is no literary detour from the exodus, but gets to the heart of our faith. Join us as we examine Exodus 4:18-26 and consider the importance of covenant ‘signs and seals.’
Every week Christians profess their faith in the Apostles’ Creed. Among its central doctrines is a profession that Jesus “ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.” Yet many have never considered why the Ascension is such an important doctrine. Join us as we examine Luke 24:50-53 and consider the hope and comfort we receive from the Ascension.
Luke’s gospel gives scarcely any details about the crucifixion, but focuses on the reactions of those Jesus encountered on his Via Dolorosa. He was met with pity, mockery and bitter anger, but also remarkable and unexpected faith.
What is your response to the cross? Does it evoke pity, mockery, or despair? Or does it call you to faith and repentance? Listen as we examine Luke 23:26-49 and see the Kingship of Christ, powerfully declared, brazenly rejected and savingly believed.
In this scene, as the Lord speaks to Moses, Moses is ultimately being set apart to his mission. In many ways, this is a commissioning to serve as the earthly vessel, the means by which God would deliver his people from Egypt. But this commission is given on the basis of the promises of God.
At eighty years old, Moses received the call he always wanted. He waited a lifetime. But now was it too late? He once tried to right every wrong. Now he opts out with excuse after excuse. And finally asks God to find someone else. But resisting God is futile. Moses had to learn this. And so do we. God is patient and kind to Moses, even in his struggle to obey. And he is patient and kind with us. Listen as we examine Exodus 3:11-4:17 and consider the futility and the foolishness of resisting God’s call.