Pastor Tom shares with us a message from Exodus 15:1-3. When God wanted to communicate the majesty of His redemption, He painted us a picture and that picture is Exodus.
The last 16 chapters of Exodus major on the tabernacle. You might wince at the thought of working through this section. Not so with Israel...they were stoked that God would be at the center of their camp. We'll look at Exodus 25:1-9 and briefly study the tabernacles's purpose for Israel and see how Jesus fulfills the tabernacle/temple purpose in our lives today.
With North Korea to the west of us and terrorists to the east, war always appears inevitable. Jesus says that we should love our enemies. Does this mean that Christians are to be pacifists? As we look to the Scriptures, we'll draw some conclusions that should help us think more clearly about this particular issue.
As we move into December, the anticipation of Jesus' arrival wells up within us. The earliest promise of Jesus' coming is found in Genesis 3:15. It covers God's sovereign grace, the conflict of sin, and the ultimate victory in which Satan and evil are ultimeately defeated through our Lord an Savior.
The message comes from 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3. One of the kindest gifts that God has given us is the local church family. He has blessed us with spiritual brothers and sisters who, although not perfect, genuinely care and love us for who we are in Christ. May our hearts be thankful to God for what He has given us.