The first 24 chapters of Exodus tell the story of God miraculously delivering his people from slavery at the hand of an evil ruler. But the story doesn’t end there. As it turns out, God not only saved his people from something, he saved them for something. Jaron tells us the rest of the story from the book of Exodus and helps us think about what God has in mind for the rest of our story, too.
There is an eternal rock that is a firm foundation, hiding place, a source of life and refreshment. Into the cleft of this rock Moses was hidden and sheltered from the destructive heat of God’s holiness by his hand. This is the rock that was struck and from which water flowed. This rock is Christ Jesus.
Tim tells the story of how the nation of Israel came to be in Egypt, how they became oppressed and enslaved there, and how God delivered them. Then we look at three passages in 1 Corinthians that tell us what that story was ultimately about and how it affects us today.
Hagar was an Egyptian servant woman. She was not particularly heroic or virtuous. She was not a major player in God's big plan to bless the world. God, however, demonstrated profound concern for her. Her story clearly teaches some wonderful truths about our God.