12 Dec Sermon Recap | Exodus | The God of Unfailing Love and Justice
Moses’ life is oriented around his dependence on God. Not only does he desire God’s presence over anything else, but he knows that His presence is what sets His people apart.
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
In Your Presence | Elevation Worship | iTunes
Psalm 16:11 • Deuteronomy 31:6 • Romans 8:31-34
O Come O Come Emmanuel | Grace Church Worship
Show Me Your Glory | Third Day | iTunes
God With Us | All Sons and Daughters | iTunes
Joshua 1:9 • John 1:14 (ESV) • Psalm 68:19-20 (ESV)
What a Savior | Hillsong Worship | iTunes
John 9:35-39 • Psalm 71:14 • Psalm 149:4
O Come All Ye Faithful | Chris Tomlin | iTunes
Luke 2 • Isaiah 7:14
1. Spiritual clarity often comes when we are in the midst of difficult circumstances. When in your life has your need for God become clear to you?
2. Under pressure, Moses shows his dependence on God by looking to Him first. When you go into crisis mode or are under pressure, who do you look to first? What does your dependence on Him look like outside of hard circumstances or pressure? How does this dependence shape your prayer life?
3. What is your greatest desire: to get something from God or to be in God’s presence? If God gave you your deepest desire, what would your relationship with Him look like?
4. God’s presence in us sets us free—His presence is the distinguishing factor of God’s people. How is your life distinguished and defined by God’s presence? Where is your security, value, and confidence coming from?
Thoughts to Consider
– Moses’ dependence on God is revealed when Moses looks to God first. This is what being prayerfully dependent looks like.
– Being distinguished by God’s presence means that something outside of your circumstances is driving you.
– You may be doing great, or this may be the darkest season you have ever walked through, but God says, “I know you by name.”
– In Exodus 33:19, God says, “I will make all my goodness pass before you,” reminding us that it’s not God’s anger that would kill Moses in this moment but His goodness. He is so good that we cannot bear up under the weight of it.
– The book of Matthew helps us understand God’s presence with us as it opens with “Immanuel,” Matthew 1:23, and closes with “Immanuel,” Matthew 28:19-20. He comes to be with us, and He will always be with us.
“God’s people are distinguished by God’s presence.”
“It is in God’s nature to reveal Himself, and it is in His nature to come alongside us.”
“God promises to give His presence to us, and He keeps that promise.”
“A compelling lifestyle flows out from a life oriented around God’s presence.”
“Our greatest need is God’s presence, and He is willing to give it to those who surrender to Him.”