Lousy Leadership and Powerful Intercession

Next Sunday I am preaching on Moses and intercession. The main text I am starting from is Exodus 32-33. Moses has taken too long on the mountain, in the opinion of the Israelites. (They were in slavery 400 years and Moses is taking a few days. Go figure.) They quickly turn to worshiping a goldenContinue reading “Lousy Leadership and Powerful Intercession”

Just Keep Still

The hard stuff usually comes right after a nice victory. There will be some incredible moment of great news that touches our lives… and then we get blindsided by some bad news, or a tough battle. Panic may even set in. We were walking in victory one minute… then… WHAM! We’re on the ground lookingContinue reading “Just Keep Still”

The Roundabout Way

17 When Pharaoh let the people go, God didn’t lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, even though that was the shorter route. God thought, If the people have to fight and face war, they will run back to Egypt. 18 So God led the people by the roundabout way of the Reed Sea desert. TheContinue reading “The Roundabout Way”

What Distinguishes Us – People of the Presence

12 Moses said to the LORD, “Look, you’ve been telling me, ‘Lead these people forward.’ But you haven’t told me whom you will send with me. Yet you’ve assured me, ‘I know you by name and think highly of you.’ 13 Now if you do think highly of me, show me your ways so thatContinue reading “What Distinguishes Us – People of the Presence”

Horeb, the Mountain of God

In my study of Elijah I am inevitably drawn to Moses as well. Both of these men encountered God in powerful ways at Horeb. I think that is the tie between them and why they are the ones who visit Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. For all of my adult life I have beenContinue reading “Horeb, the Mountain of God”

Standing Between the Living and the Dead

Intercession. The picture I see of intercession is found in Numbers 16. A plague has rushed through Israel’s camp (again) because of their complaining (again). Moses (AGAIN) intercedes for the people. He falls to his face asking God to stop the plague. He then sends Aaron out with the censer from the altar. The incenseContinue reading “Standing Between the Living and the Dead”