IN REFLECTION

Exodus 11 through 12:28 tell us of a final deadly plague that is coming, and of the necessary steps Israel must take to avoid the impending judgment. The death of the firstborn and the institution of the Passover show us that while those who resist God's word will experience wrath, those who believe find shelter in his mercy. Let's reflect this week on the reality of God's judgment on fallen humanity, and his gracious provision of Christ, the Lamb of God, whose shed blood covers all who repent and believe.

Listen to "God of Wrath and Mercy."

PREPARING TO HEAR

This Sunday's sermon will be drawn from Exodus 12:29-51. Take a few moments to read through the text and consider these questions:

  • Why does Pharaoh ask Moses to bless him?
  • What is significant about the mixed multitude that joins Israel in the Exodus?
  • Why do you think God waited 430 years to bring Israel out of Egypt?
  • How does the sovereignty, wisdom, faithfulness, and power of God invite faith and worship?

Let's pray for the word to go forth with power, and for God's glory to be seen and known. Let's pray our hearts would be hungry for and responsive to God's truth, and that our faith would be strengthened.

PREPARING TO SING

Here are the songs we plan to sing on Sunday. Use this list to become familiar with any songs that may be new to you so that you can participate with us.

Let's pray for the word to go forth with power, and for God's glory to be seen and known. Let's pray our hearts would be hungry for and responsive to God's truth, and that our faith would be strengthened.