EXODUS: When Hearts Are Hard

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  • Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016
  • Speaker: Pastor Dennis Hilken
  • Series: EXODUS


Exodus Chapters 4-10

The Adventure Begins (Exodus 4:18-31)

The Father-In-Law --- The Move --- The “CALLING OUT Disobedience”
Aaron invoked --- First the Israelites, then Pharaoh

The Showdown (a continuum)

Pre-Game – A SIGN–Rod to snake – magicians imitate – Aaron’s swallows theirs

PLAGUES

  1. Nile to BLOOD (7:14-24) – All affected - magicians imitate
  2. Hand/Staff-Frogs everywhere (7:25-8:15) – All affected – magicians imitate
  3. Staff-Gnats/lice (8:16-19) – All affected
    magicians CANNOT (confess finger of God)
  4. ?-Flies (8:20-32) – Egyptians only – Pharaoh bargains/lies
  5. ?-Livestock die (9:1-7) – Egyptians only – Pharaoh investigates-refuses
  6. Soot toss-Boils (9:8-12) – magicians affected drastically
  7. Moses’s hand-hail/fire (9:13-35) – God announces that they have been spared death intentionally to show the MIGHT OF YAHWEH – Pharaoh repents – Pharaoh relents
  8. Moses’s hand (Santa Ana’s)-locusts (10:1-20) – magician’s beg
  9. Moses’s hand-3 day darkness (10:21-23) – Egyptians only – go but no herds

Many gods - one TRUE GOD

Exodus 3:13-14, 12:12

Yahweh’s WAYS, CLOCK, & CALENDAR not ours.

Hebrews 11:13-16

Be careful: what you ask for

Be careful: to not misinterpret God’s PATIENCE

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For Further Discussion

Read and study the circumstances and nuances of the reactions to Yahweh’s directives in each of the following verses: Exodus 4:25-26, 31, 7:22-25, 8:15, 18-19, 29-32, 9:7, 12, 34-35, 10:20, 27-29
Are there any situations in your life where you have been invited to respond to God’s directives at least this many times? What has been the result?
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And Preparing For Next Week

I invite you to please read Exodus Chapters 11-12.