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Exodus 24

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Hello everyone!

I hope this email finds you all doing well.  This Sunday for our Creation to Consummation reading, as we continue to read together through significant benchmarks in the unfolding mystery of redemption, we will read together the Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue.  This is the basis of all Old Testament laws that were given to the nation of Israel, was the revealed will of God in written form, and was the foundation for a covenant agreement between God and his people.  This covenant is also known as the Sinai covenant or Mosaic covenant, as it was established at Mt. Sinai and implemented by Moses (Exodus 24).  However, the Law was never designed to save sinners.  The Law was primarily designed to do one thing—condemn the people and point them toward their need for a genuine Savior (Heb 10:1-4).  With all the daily and ongoing sacrifices being offered in the temple day after day, the point was to constantly remind the people that they were sinful creature who could never measure up to God’s standard, and who desperately needed someone who could deliver them from the bondage of the Law, sin, and death.  That deliverance finally came in the person of Jesus Christ.  “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (Jn. 1:17).  Salvation is not a matter of keeping the Law, for no one can ever possibly keep the Law perfectly.  Salvation is a matter of faith alone in Christ alone.  Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Blessings,

Hexon

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Exodus 17:5-6

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Hi Peeps!
This Sunday will will be reading together Exodus 17:5-6 for our corporate scripture reading. 
"And the LORD said to Moses, 'Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.'  And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel."  
 
Here we have a picture of God providing for the most basic needs of his people.  As they wandered in the desert, the people needed water.  Water is essential to human life.  Without it death comes quickly.   God provided water for them from a most unexpected source. He instructed Moses to strike a rock from which flowed forth life-giving water.  In John chapter 4 we find Jesus speaking with a woman at a well where he says to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.’”  Of course, the woman is confused since Jesus does not have a bucket to draw water with and the well is deep.  In response Jesus says, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  The water that God gave his people from the rock provided for physical life, but the water that God gives his people from the Rock provides for spiritual life.  However, water only sustains life when we constantly take it in.  We cannot drink water only once in our lives and expect to live very long.  So also, we must come to Christ regularly and often to dink deeply from the well of living water. For true life to be sustained and nurtured and healthy, we must come to Christ daily and drink him in deeply.  Looking forward to worshiping with you all at the Throne of Grace this Sunday!
Blessings,
Hexon
 
 
 
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