Exodus

Recent Exodus

On Self-defense https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/erik-raymond/should-christians-defend-themselves/ On Capital Punishment https://www.prisonfellowship.org/resources/advocacy/sentencing/the-death-penalty/ On Just War https://www.gotquestions.org/just-war-theory.html On Killing. Are there exceptions? https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/killing-are-there-exceptions/ On the killing of the Canaanites https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/how-could-god-command-genocide-in-the-old-testament-2/ https://www.gotquestions.org/Canaanites-extermination.html CVC’s Essential Beliefs on Cultural Issues https://cvconline.org/about-us/what-we-believe/

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Pastor Rick Duncan We have to be careful how we talk about pastors and politicians, coaches and teachers, family and friends. We can be filled with pride and self-righteousness. When that happens, our attitudes and actions can become murderous. Then, we’re guilty – according to Jesus – of breaking the 6th Commandment. You shall not…

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Pastor Joe Valenti What would you do with another day in the week? Do you have a hundred exciting things and restful things and restorative things that you can think of? Or....would you fill it up with the same stuff that the other days are filled with - because....well - there’s never enough time. The…

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Pastor Rick Duncan God’s name. What is it? We learned it earlier in our study of Exodus.  We are in Exodus 20. This one named YHWH – the LORD, the I Am – has brought the people out from slavery, and brought them through the Red Sea on dry land, and destroyed their enemies, and…

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The theologian John Calvin once famously said, “The heart is an idol factory.” Something gets us out of bed in the morning and gets us going. Money, jobs, kids, hobbies, comfort, happiness, and the list goes on. Everyone is driven by something. Everyone has an idol. What are idols? Idols are anything more important to…

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Pastor Rick Duncan For the next several weeks, we’re going to be looking at the 10 Commandments. We don’t have the 10 Commandments because God takes some kind of twisted pleasure in watching us struggle to obey. We don’t have the 10 Commandments because God‘s trying to make robots out of us. We have the…

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Pastor Rick Duncan Introducing the Ten Commandments and covering Commandments #1 and #2 The Westminster Confession and catechisms were penned in the 1640’s. It was a dynamic and complex period of British history. King Charles I and his royalist army were at war with the English Parliament, led by Oliver Cromwell. Amidst the bloody civil…

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Pastor Joe Valenti Are you prepared to meet God? ‌We know that nothing in God’s Word is unimportant, so even scene changes have important information in them. Let’s read with a careful eye. ‌Exodus 19:1-2 ‌‌What is important here? → WILDERNESS. Recall what God had told Moses in Exodus 3:8 - ‌\"and I have come down…

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Pastor Rick Duncan Life is a series of problems… one after another. We are either in the middle of a problem or coming out or a problem or getting ready to go into a problem! That might sound discouraging. But it reflects reality, right? We do live in a fallen world. So, how do we handle…

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Pastor Dean Siley The Bible is full of examples of godly people who say, \"I\'m scared. I\'m hurt. I\'m upset. I wish this were different. Lord, would you do something about this?\" There are many examples of a biblical, godly way to offer a groan or lamentation...to express our hurt or disappointment. Grumbling has a different heart posture.  Grumbling, however, is…

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Here are a few questions to consider today: ‌Do you PRAISE as much as you PLEAD? Do you express gratitude as much as you express need? Do you bless as much as you beg? Do you appreciate as much as you ask? ‌‌In an excellent article on this subject in Christianity Today, Kent Dunnington and…

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Let’s study a story about the Jewish people hopelessly trapped between the Egyptian Army and the Red Sea that teaches us that it’s possible to know peace when everyone else knows panic. The Red Sea story has formed and informed the Jewish people for 3,500 years. Over and over in the Old Testament, when spiritual…

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