Click to listen here: The Danger of a Good Sermon by Pastor William Carrol.
This is a great word about the blessing of a community of believers bolstering one another in the faith as we move forward with an expectancy of God’s activity in our lives.
10 When the Israelites saw the king and his army coming after them, they were very frightened and cried to the Lord for help.11 They said to Moses, “What have you done to us? Why did you bring us out of Egypt to die in the desert? There were plenty of graves for us in Egypt.12We told you in Egypt, ‘Let us alone; we will stay and serve the Egyptians.’ Now we will die in the desert.”
13 But Moses answered, “Don’t be afraid! Stand still and you will see the Lord save you today. You will never see these Egyptians again after today.14You only need to remain calm; the Lord will fight for you.”
15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Command the Israelites to start moving.16 Raise your walking stick and hold it over the sea so that the sea will split and the people can cross it on dry land.17 I will make the Egyptians stubborn so they will chase the Israelites, but I will be honored when I defeat the king and all of his chariot drivers and chariots.18When I defeat the king, his chariot drivers, and chariots, the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord.”
19 Now the angel of God that usually traveled in front of Israel’s army moved behind them. Also, the pillar of cloud moved from in front of the people and stood behind them.20So the cloud came between the Egyptians and the Israelites. This made it dark for the Egyptians but gave light to the Israelites. So the cloud kept the two armies apart all night.
21 Then Moses held his hand over the sea. All that night the Lord drove back the sea with a strong east wind, making the sea become dry ground. The water was split,22 and the Israelites went through the sea on dry land, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.
Exodus 14:10-22, NCV
Here are some snippets from the sermon that stood out to me. Feel free to share what stands out to you.
A storm that makes them consider where they are in their life. In their faith.
The storms of life strengthen us. Sometimes in the midst of the storm, God will send another storm to deliver you.
GET UP AND GO.
Celebrate the sacrifice as if we’re expecting to go someplace.
Every now and again we have to address life as if tomorrow is not good enough. Next week is not good enough. God is doing something wonderful TODAY!
God has placed an expectancy in my heart.
Sometimes waiting is appropriate. sometimes God wants us to wait. But other times
Be dressed as if you’re ready to go someplace.
Have a sense of expectancy. An expectancy of immediate victory… immediate deliverance.
I am not standing still one more second. God has said to me that TODAY He is going to glorify His name!
You don’t have to be bound one more day. You don’t have to believe that lie one more day. Celebrate as if you’re expecting God to move right now. Move forward!
God has placed an expectancy in my/your heart.