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The Power of the Lord (Exodus 14:1-31)

February 28, 2016 Speaker: Dr. David Silvernail Series: Exodus - The Glory of the Lord

Topic: Sermons Passage: Exodus 14:1–31

In one of my favorite stories about the Exodus story, an eight-year-old boy was reporting to his folks at Sunday dinner what he had learned at Sunday School that morning. “Boy, was it exciting!” he exclaimed to his parents. “Moses organized all the Hebrews into a resistance group. They planned carefully, and they broke loose from their Egyptian slave masters. They moved as fast as they could toward Canaan. They drove every kind of vehicle they could get hold of — jeeps, tanks, sixteen-wheelers — everything.

“But Pharaoh’s army wouldn’t quit. They tracked down the Israelites with radar and infrared scanners. They shot missiles at them from jet fighters and bombs exploded all around them. When Moses and his people reached the Red Sea, they thought they were finished. There was raging water in front of them and Egyptians behind them. Suddenly, though, the Corps of Engineers came to the rescue and built a pontoon bridge over the Red Sea and all the fugitives crossed over to freedom. Then, just as Pharaoh’s forces were about to go across the bridge, the Hebrews blew it up and saved all the people. Then they lived happily ever after in the promised land. What a terrific story!”

The boy’s parents were more than just a little concerned about their child’s overactive imagination. “Is that really what they told you at church this morning?” they asked. “Well, not exactly,” their son replied. “But if I told you what they told me, you’d never believe it!”

The little boy may have been right, yet this dramatic story of the crossing of the Red Sea has stood on its own for thousands of years. In Jewish history, the Exodus is paramount. It is the high tide of God’s power moving on the ocean of Israel’s corporate history. Their crossing of the Red Sea and escaping from the clutches of Pharaoh’s army was a defining event! So why is it so important? And what does it have to do with us? You’ll have to come Sunday to find out! See you then! Dr. Dave