Your friends are the family that you get to choose. Friends are a reflection of who we are. They are the company we choose to keep. This Sunday we continue our annual stewardship focus – One in Christ – with a look at our friends.
Why exactly would I take off my sandals? Foot protection in general is a good thing, but when you are standing in the presence of God, off those sandals go! The account of the burning bush is a fascinating look at The Lord’s identity.
Epiphany mean “reveal”! The season of the church year that we call Epiphany has its bookends the Star of Bethlehem and the glory of God on the Mount of Transfiguration. We begin the season taking on the baby in the manger from Christmas. We leave the season seeing God in all his glory. The reason this “shot in the arm” is essential to our faith is because the forty-day journey to the cross that is the season of Lent is long and difficult. The annual recollection of Jesus’ Passion is painful to watch. Lest we forget that Jesus is God we see him once more in all his glory revealed.
Changing water to blood may not be as fun as making a few hundred gallons of wine at a wedding, but the miracle we know as the first plague of Egypt was a powerful miracle of judgment on Pharaoh and his unbelieving nation. What can and can we not say about this event as we apply it to our lives? How can we see this as a miracle of redemption for God’s Old Testament people? Watch and find out.
Why do we believe the Bible to be God’s word? It is because the consensus of the worlds scholars says that it’s God’s word? No we believe because God’s word says that it is truth and the Spirit convinces us of that truth. Today we will look at taking a stand on the truth. Our example is Moses and Pharaoh.