26 Sep Sermon Recap | Exodus | The Passover
Because we serve a benevolent, kind, and all-wise King, justice is served in His sovereignty and perfection. We are freed from carrying the weight of this broken world because He has already stepped in to make it right on our behalf. Trusting in Him as the perfect Lamb of God brings salvation and deliverance from sin.
Found | Austin Stone Worship
Philippians 3:8-9 • 1 Corinthians 15:43 • Colossians 3:3 • Matthew 10:39
Whole Again | Grace Church Worship | iTunes
John 6:53-54 • Mark 14:24 • Ephesians 1:7 • 1 John 1:7
Came to My Rescue | Hillsong Live | iTunes
Psalm 17:6 • Psalm 81:7
Lamb of God | Vertical Church | iTunes
John 1:29 • Hebrews 4:14-16 • Romans 6:5-11
O Praise the Name | Hillsong Worship | iTunes
God’s judgment is two-sided: salvation and condemnation.
1. In what ways have you sat in judgment of God? What is one characteristic of God that you have a hard time grasping? How can you become clear enough on this to help someone else see where they might be turning a critical eye towards our sovereign King?
2. Have you ever neglected the wrath or justice of God in order to “spare” someone else (children, friends that aren’t Christians, etc.) or in an attempt to try to let someone “make their own decision about God”? In a culture already saturated with hate towards God, why do we try to manage someone else’s beliefs when we know the Truth?
3. How do you see the clear picture of the gospel in Exodus? Has any of this been new for you, and if so, how does it affect your relationship with God? Have you trusted in Christ as the Lamb of God who takes your place, who is the substitute for you and applied His blood to your life to cover you and take the wrath and judgment for you on Himself?
4. When we truly understand God’s justice, we are freed from carrying the burden of anger about the world’s injustices. How can understanding God’s justice enable you to respond biblically to injustices in the world? In what areas of your life or in the world right now can you apply the truth of God’s wise justice?
Thoughts to Consider
– The Israelites are told to eat their passover meal with urgency, reminding us to always have a sense of urgency and be ready to respond when God calls. God is preparing them for the time of deliverance when they will learn to follow Him wherever He is leading.
– My sin either falls on Jesus or it falls on me—either way, it must be dealt with.
– The argument is not if we believe in justice, but if we believe that God’s version of justice is all-wise and trustworthy; it takes humility to recognize His wisdom over our own.
– The perfect world we dream about is stamped on our hearts by our Creator. That world only comes after God’s final judgment of sin and brokenness.