Pastor Wrinkles Corner: The Burning Bush Bargain

Let’s review: What did we discuss last week

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We discussed that ________________ was sold into slavery by his _________________.

The story of Joseph in a nutshell

1. Sold to _______________

2. sent to ________________

3. Interprets _______________.

4. Pharoah has a ______________.

5. Joseph interprets it . He predicts __________ years of ____________.

6. Pharoah makes Joseph vice Pharoah

7. In the _____________. Joseph’s brothers move to ____________. Family is put back together. They all move to Egypt!

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When Joseph dies a new Pharoah ______________ the Israelites.

400 years go by.

_____________ is born.

He is raised in Pharoah’s house. But flees Egypt as an adult for the crime of _____________.

He lives _____________ years in the wilderness.  Then God meets him.

“Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight–why the bush does not burn up.” When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God. The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey–the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them.  So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” Exodus 3:1-10 NIV

Moses after some convincing _____________ to go.

But Pharoah will not let the Israelites go.

God send 10 plagues through Moses.

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Pharoah agrees to let them go.

At the Red Sea Pharoah makes one last attempt to ___________ the Israelites.

The Miracle of the parting of  the __________  ___________

In the wilderness God meets the ___________ at Mount Sinai and gives them the ______________  ______________.

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This is called the ___________ and God says anyone who can follow it perfectly may enter Heaven. However if you cannot follow it you must _______________. For sin can only be forgiven through the shedding of blood.

Now in your groups:

1. The Bible says Moses was schooled in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. He was a learned man? Yet in Exodus 3 he says to God he is slow of speech and could not possibly be a good choice for a spokesman. What do you think made Moses lose his confidence? What do you think of God’s reaction to Moses lack of confidence? read Exodus 3 again.

2. Read Exodus 14: 1-12/ Exodus 15:22/  Exodus 16: 1-3/ Exodus 17: 1,2  What do you think of the Israelites? Did they have a point? Would you have been like the Israelites? How would you have done things differently

Question of the week: Have you ever known anyone who could keep the 10 commandments? How do you think our culture is doing at keeping these commandments? What does that mean about our closeness to God?

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8 thoughts on “Pastor Wrinkles Corner: The Burning Bush Bargain

  1. Question of the week: Have you ever known anyone who could keep the 10 commandments? How do you think our culture is doing at keeping these commandments? What does that mean about our closeness to God?

    I do not know of a single person that has kept the ten comandements in this time, and there were only a hanful that did in biblical times. I am even ashamed to say that while i know most of them, i do not remember all of them, and have broken a few. Uor culture is what is causing us to break the comandments, i know that if it werent for situations that modern society has put me in, the ten comandments would be upheld far more storngly in my life. What this says about our closeness to god is that as a people we are drifting away from him, and we have to wrok harder and harder as christians to resist the sins of society and uphold the commandments thus being close with god.

    • Our culture certainly does not help us to keep the commandments I agree. In the end though we must choose to be a counter-culture and live holiness regardless of what our culture might throw our way. That’s what grace is about, the power to live against the world a nd for Jesus. Good word Garrick.

  2. Question of the week: Have you ever known anyone who could keep the 10 commandments? How do you think our culture is doing at keeping these commandments? What does that mean about our closeness to God?

    Uhm, I have never met a single person that has met all 10 commadments..lol
    Our culture is not doing well whatsover..I mean how many times do we got to learn our lesson?! That means that a lot of us in this world do not have a direct connection or closeness with God, because I bet we’d be doing a lot better if there weren’t all these wordly distractions every where.

    • True enough Savannah. Our culture is going the other way and there is judgment coming for that. In the midst of it though the people of God must understand that we hold great power in swaying the course of our nation through our own personal repentance. The righteous men and women of Israel carried on their nation’s heritage even after God had sent them all into exile. Even in judgment God’s people stood and prospered by living holy and repentant and faithful. The question Jesus asks is “When I return will I find faith on the Earth?” I pray every day that He finds it in me. Thanks for the good word!

  3. Pastor J:
    I have never meet anyone who has keep all the 10 commandments and until I die or get raptured, I’m positive I never will.
    Our world is headed for a great judgment from God and it is deserved.
    But we who know and seek our Lord and God have the blessed hope. And we who know must intercede for lost and dying. Lord keep my focus on you and your Kingdom, please.
    Change my heart to love what you love and hate what you hate.
    Charlotte

  4. Question of the week: Have you ever known anyone who could keep the 10 commandments? How do you think our culture is doing at keeping these commandments? What does that mean about our closeness to God?

    I have never known anyone who could keep the 10 commandments. Also, I think that our culture is going against them more and more as time goes on. Our society today still considers some of the commandments to be important, and has made them into laws (do not murder, do not steal, and do not lie-under oath), but otherwise we have just kind of picked out the ones that we wanted and forgotten about the rest. This means that we our growing farther and farther away from God as a society, which shows that the end is coming soon.

    • I agree with you Shannon. Our culture is undoing the ten commandments in greater and greater ways day by day! Even some of the ones we have chosen as laws are being pushed aside in favor of “keeping up with the times”.

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