(Note: We observed the Lord’s Supper in the evening and it didn’t lend itself to video this time.)
Outline: Exodus 32 and Exodus 33
After the Golden Calf
God has relented from destruction
God is about to send the people onward
Reflection: If the Presence of God is not There: DON’T GO!
If a leader is not in the presence of God
Do not FOLLOW!
If you are willing to go without God....be prepared for trouble!
If you are only interested in the appearance of God's presence, but not real presence...
1. Forgiveness in Christ
3. Desperation: are you at the point that the pain of staying where you are is worse than growing in Christ?
We stay the same until the pain of change is less than the pain of staying the same--the pain of staying out of the presence of God should be worse than the commitment, the compassion, the change needed to stay in the presence of God!
Well, it looks like I slipped up and didn’t get the summary post on sermon recaps. Sorry about that.
A quick note from February 3 PM: a couple of people have noted that the healing of the blind man in Bethsaida from Mark 8 fits in between a couple of moments where the disciples were seeing some truths, but not seeing clearly. Looking at that, the meaning behind the partial healing could be reflected in the way the disciples are: seeing some, but not really getting it.
That is a good way to explore Scripture: look at the wider context, what’s before it, what’s after it, and see how it affects your understanding. I remain hesitant to assign a meaning to a healing that is not explicitly stated, but that is a plausible idea.
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