Message Slides 10.20.2019

GOD, PART 1 | Wk 6: “The God Who Fights”

Pastor Lori Green | 10.20.2019

Message recordings available at: https://vimeo.com/element3

 

1:

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2:

  • God has called Moses (an unlikely shepherd with no obvious leadership skills) to LEAD God’s people (the Israelites) out of their oppression by the Egyptians
  • God has sent the plagues
  • Pharaoh tells Moses to take his people and GO
  • Pharaoh changes his mind

                                           

3:

Exodus 14:13-14 (NIV):

Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

 

4: 

When faced with the choice between control, and trust, we need to learn how to TRUST.

 

5:

HEALTHY ACTIVITY vs. destructive efforts to CONTROL

 

6:

“Either God IS, or God ISN’T”

 

7:

How much anger do you have in your life? 

How much resentment? 

How much anxiety?

 

8:

God, you are our refuge and strength,
You are our help who is always near in times of great trouble.

That’s why we don’t need to be afraid when our world falls apart,
when the mountains crumble into the center of the sea,

when the waters around us roar and rage,
when the mountains shake, and things seem unstable.

We know you, the Lord of heavenly forces, are with us!

That You are our true place of safety.

Help me to know when it’s time to be still and to let you be God. Help me to know when it’s time to be still and to let go of my troubles.

Help me to know when it’s time to be still and let you fight for me.

Help me to remember that you are with me, and you will not leave me stranded. Help me to dwell with you in safety and peace. Amen.