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Split the Sea

7/20-7/21

Pastor Ben

Exodus 14:16 MSG

GOD said to Moses: “Hold your staff high and stretch your hand out over the sea: Split the sea!” 

SPLIT

I. See God’s glory

(Exodus 33:18-23, Isiah 60:1-5, 2 Corinthians 3:18)


Exodus 14:1-4 MSG

GOD spoke to Moses: “Tell the Israelites to make camp...on the shore of the sea...Then I’ll make Pharaoh’s heart stubborn again and he’ll chase after them. And I’ll use Pharaoh and his army to put my Glory on display.

II. People are not your problem

(1 Samuel 15:23, Acts 19:8-10, Ephesians 6:12-20)


Exodus 14:8-9 MSG

GOD made Pharaoh king of Egypt stubborn, determined to chase the Israelites.... The Egyptians gave chase and caught up with them—all Pharaoh’s horse-drawn chariots and all his foot soldiers...

III. Leave your local complainers b-group

(Philippians 2:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:33, Hebrews 3:12-19)


Exodus 14:10-12 MSG

As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up and saw them—Egyptians! They were totally afraid. They cried out in terror to GOD.


They told Moses, “Weren’t the cemeteries large enough in Egypt so that you had to take us out here in the wilderness to die? What have you done to us, taking us out of Egypt? Back in Egypt didn’t we tell you this would happen? Didn’t we tell you, ‘Leave us alone here in Egypt—we’re better off as slaves in Egypt than as corpses in the wilderness.”


IV. Instead of your words, God’s word

(Psalm 119:105, Hebrews 4:12-13, 1 Corinthians 1:18-19)


Exodus 14:13-14 MSG

Moses spoke (5 commands) to the people:

1.      Don’t be afraid.

2.      Stand firm and watch GOD do his work of salvation for you today.

3.      Take a good look at the Egyptians today for you’re never going to see them again.

4.      GOD will fight the battle for you.

5.      And you? You keep your mouths shut!



V. Take the leap of faith

(Psalms 37:4-5, Romans 10:9-10, Hebrews 11:1)


GOD said to Moses: “Hold your staff high and stretch your hand out over the sea: Split the sea! The Israelites will walk through the sea on dry ground.”

Exodus 14:15-16 MSG