Recorded talks on Exodus 1–14

The redemption of Israel as a model of our redemption in Christ

These are fairly recent Sunday talks. For the very latest, see the "Latest Recorded Talks" page. Older sermon series are available on 1 PeterLuke's GospelIsaiah, and Philippians. Previous talks not in those series are on the Recorded Earlier page. You can download still older files, back to 2011, from the Sermon Archive. For some of our favourites from all these collections, see the panel at the lower right of this page. 

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Sermon series, from January 2019:

 

Exodus 1 – When God is silent

Introducing a new series in the book of Exodus: why spend time in this strange old book?  Then, chapter 1: lessons from a generation who died waiting for God to give relief from their suffering. (Neville Reid, 24 February 2019)

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Exodus 2:1-10 – The redeemer is born

From the big picture, the narrative shifts to one little baby. (A short talk at our Family Communion.  Neville Reid, 3 March 2019)

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Exodus 2:11-25 – The gift of failure

Moses' first attempt to help his people was a total failure.  What can we learn from the way he handled it?  (Neville Reid, 10 March 2019)

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Exodus 3 – What can God do?

Can God really help us?  What can he do, and why even would he?  (Neville Reid, 17 March 2019)

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Exodus 4 – The conversion of Moses

Many strange things happen in this chapter.  Even so, it is a model for how God brings a person to himself.  (Erik Pattison, 24 March 2019)

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Exodus 5 – A hard beginning

Conversion is only the beginning.  Redemption is a journey, and Israel's story is a picture of ours.  When things get tough, will we stick at it?  (Erik Pattison, 31 March 2019)

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Exodus 6 – Down in the deeps

The Israelites, even Moses, were thoroughly dispirited.  God acts to save them anyway.  What can we hang on to when it feels that God has let us down?  (Neville Reid, 7 April 2019)

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The above sermon also refers to an old song "Wooden Cross Rider" by Garth Hewitt. You can hear it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPW0ry4Jx9o

Exodus 7–10 – So that you may know

Why did God deal harshly with the Egyptians?  What do we learn about him from the plagues that he brought on them?  (Neville Reid, 14 April 2019)

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For the above sermon you may also want to see the chart of the plagues of Egypt

Exodus 12 – Slaughter and Salvation

The last plague was different, a horrific judgment from God.  There was only one way to escape it: to share in the Lord's Passover meal.  We understand now that Christ is our Passover.  Jesus himself talked about us having to eat his flesh – we must be that closely connected to him.  (Erik Pattison, Easter Day, 21 April 2019.)

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Exodus 12:14–20 – Strange food for a special party

Unleavened bread is an odd choice for the Passover festival.  Yet God insisted on it, with severe sanctions.  What did it mean to Israel, and what does it mean for us?  (Erik Pattison, 28 April 2019. Includes a longer Q&A time than usual.)

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Exodus 14 – Tribulation to Triumph

The victory at the Red Sea is for us. It is a model of the victory that Christ gives to his people.  (Neville Reid, 5 May 2019)

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