How quickly they forget. The children of Israel had just be miraculously rescued from slavery in Egypt. God spoke directly to them from the mountain and entered into a blood covenant. They were to be God’s treasured possession among all nations, God’s holy priesthood. They simply had to keep their end of the covenant.
They didn’t last 40 days before they turned to the status quo and crafted a Golden Calf.
This sermon explores how we, too, are regularly tempted to turn away from the wild claims of God’s love for the whole world and hunker down into our familiar safety zones.
What are the American gods that distract us and pull us away from the God revealed to Moses on Mt. Sinai and made flesh in Jesus?
This PowerPoint helps the preacher tell the backstory of Exodus 7-31 in order to preach on the Golden Calf incident in Exodus 32:1-14. There are 34 slides that colorfully walk through the story.
This sermon explores four attitudes that are necessary for hearing God’s call. They are found in the story of God’s Calling of Moses in Exodus 3:1-15