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Thou Shalt

No-one likes the phrase “laying down the law.”  But that’s what the unseen LORD does on mount Sinai.  God the Son has brought the people to God the Father and now they learn the law of the LORD. The order is important.  They’re not told in Egypt “If you obey my commands I will redeem […]

On Eagle's Wings

Do you need a priest to bring you to God? The Bible answers yes.  But perhaps not the priest you were thinking of. Back in Exodus 3 Moses is at the burning bush and the One in the bush promises to save the people: “Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a […]

Red Sea

When introducing people to the cross of Jesus it’s very common to hear this objection: “Hang on!  If you’re saved from judgement by Jesus’ sacrifice, won’t you just keep on wallowing in sin?  Doesn’t the cross mean that Christians will be complacent about sin and go on indulging in it?” Actually the opposite is true.  […]

Passover

John the Baptist was a wild and holy prophet whose whole mission in life was to prepare the way for the LORD Jesus.  And when his big moment came to announce Christ onto the world stage, what did John say? “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29) […]

Plagues (of biblical proportions)

If you watch news footage of disasters in the third world you see people who know what to do.  This is a sad time.  The people are sad.  They weep and wail and mourn.  And this is entirely appropriate. But watch news footage of disasters in the west and what do you see? Not weeping […]

I AM THAT I AM

I wonder whether Reebok and their celebrity endorsers even knew they were ‘taking the LORD’s name in vain’? But then again the font they use is rather biblical in appearance don’t you think?  And anyone who says “I am what I am” must be aware of what a divine pronouncement they’ve uttered.  They are giving […]

Burning Bush

Usually when we talk of a “burning bush experience” we mean a divine encounter of grand proportions.  A happening so earth-shattering it awakens you to spiritual realities. Yet, when you think about it, a burning bush isn’t the most arresting vision conceivable.  In fact for the director of Exodus the Movie, the special effects required […]

A stranger in a strange land

Exhausted, the freedom fighter slumped by a well.  He had chanced his arm and initiated a violent coup but the wheels had fallen off.  Now he’s a failed revolutionary without a friend in the world.  A week earlier he had been a prince in the most powerful court on earth.  Now, aged 40, he’s Egypt’s […]

Coat of many colours

It has all the ingredients for a West End hit.  Jealousy, family intrigue, struggle through adversity then vindication and reconciliation.  It’s a story that speaks to all.  Because it’s a story based on the original story – the true myth.  Joseph’s story is Jesus’ story told in advance. Joseph was one of the twelve sons […]

Covenant

Yesterday we considered the first half of Genesis 15.   We thought about God overwhelming the fears of Abraham with even greater promises.  Today we’ll think about the climax of that process. Abraham has trusted the LORD Christ and been pronounced “righteous” in God’s sight (v6).  It’s wonderful news but Abraham asks “How can I […]