These are Sunday talks on the Old Testament book of Exodus. For the very latest, see the "Latest Recorded Talks" page. Other sermon series are available on church, selected Psalms, Isaiah, Luke, Ephesians, 1 Corinthians, Philippians, 1 Peter and James. 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, January – May 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.)
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.)
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)