August 30, 2020

Deliverance #1: Every Excuse in the Book

Passage: Exodus 3:1-15, 4:1-17

During this series of sermons, we will have the opportunity to reflect on the nature of Israel's God who promises deliverance to the captives and then keeps promising to preserve them in the Exodus from slavery to freedom.  What's the relevance for these ancient, core narratives for the church today?  Today, God calls Moses to risk going back to Egypt and standing before the Pharaoh, demanding that Pharaoh free the slaves so that they may travel to the land of Canaan (3:7-10).  We are reminded of other call stories in the Bible (Jeremiah 1:1-10) where objections are raised to God's vocation.  Moses objects that he is unqualified for the task that God assigns.  He's not a good speaker.  Furthermore, he's a nobody, protesting, "Who am I?"

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