Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ


By a Strong Hand

By a Strong Hand; the phrase appears three times in today’s scripture. It reveals how the Israelites were delivered from Egyptian bondage, but also paints a wonderful picture of God’s love, care, and protection.

Sin is a Ruthless Master

It promises pleasure but only delivers pain.  It promises fulfillment but only creates emptiness.  It promises contentment but only leads to discontent.  It promises happiness but brings sorrow.  It promises satisfaction but produces regret.

God Never Leads the Easy Way

EXODUS 13:17-18-When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near. For God said, “Lest the people change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt.” But God led the people around by the way of the wilderness toward the Red Sea. And the people of Israel…

On The Shores Of The Red Sea

EXODUS 14:10-14 – When Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they feared greatly. And the people of Israel cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What…

When We Are Most Teachable And Dependent

EXODUS 14:8-14 – And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued the people of Israel while the people of Israel were going out defiantly. The Egyptians pursued them, all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and his horsemen and his army, and overtook them encamped at the sea, by Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon. When Pharaoh drew near,…