Preacher : Sospeter Mburu Mungai
Message : God’s Promises
Readings : Exodus 6:1-12, Acts 27:21-22
Exodus 6 talks about God’s promises for deliverance .This was when Moses was sent by God to talk to Pharaoh, who was a great man and therefore Moses feared and even didn’t have the courage to speak to the Israelites.
God wanted to deliver the Israelites from Egypt where they were undergoing many tribulations .
God reminded Moses about the covenant He had with the forefathers of the Israelites about redeeming the Israelites.
Similarly, we ought to remember the promises of God in our lives.
When faced with challenges, always remember the love of God in our lives.
We ought to stand firm just like Moses did and was able to deliver the Israelites.
God wanted to show Pharaoh his power and thus used Moses to achieve the same.
Moses had faith which enabled him to bring the Israelites out of Egypt .
We ought to have courage, know who we serve and have faith in God knowing that we will get God’s blessings if we remain committed to Him.
With God all things are possible .
You need to have someone you can walk with in serving God.
Even in the church ministry, you need to have a sense of ownership so that we are able to stand as Christians .
Moses knew God had chosen him and thus was not ready to give up.
Are we ready to lead others? Or do we have excuses why we can’t do it?
We have been chosen by God to serve him and thus we ought to have that freedom to serve him.
We need to know that we are counted as Christians .
Whenever we get discouragements, let’s remember that we will be able to make it with God.
Currently we have a challenge of fires in schools, we ought to look internally as parents and see where we went wrong. For instance, when people engage in demonstrations and light fires, most probably the students feel that that is the way to be listened to by those in authority.
Parents ought to watch their behaviour as their children do what they do and thus imitate them.
We need to raise against the evil spirits we are seeing in our country .
When the Israelites went to Egypt some started doing what the Egyptians were doing contrary to God’s word.
Some of us have forsaken God and are doing contrary to what the word of God says.
In Acts 27:22, Paul told the people that they would be rescued though their ship would be destroyed as long as they trusted in God.
Similarly, even us we ought to know that none of us will get destroyed so long as we trust in God though our ship will get destroyed.
Our ship would stand for those things we hold dear and which could be contrary to God’s word.
6 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go; because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country.”
2 God also said to Moses, “I am the Lord. 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty,[a] but by my name the Lord[b] I did not make myself fully known to them. 4 I also established my covenant with them to give them the landof Canaan, where they resided as foreigners. 5 Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant.
6 “Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. 7 I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.8 And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.’”
9 Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor.
10 Then the Lord said to Moses, 11 “Go, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites go out of his country.”
12 But Moses said to the Lord, “If the Israelites will not listen to me, why would Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with faltering lips[c]?”
21 After they had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. 22 But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed.
Date : 24th July 2016
Venue : Pcea Thome Parish Church
Credits to: Elder Wamagata (Writer) and Kamoche (Publisher)