9/24: Exodus 14:13-28, Victory

Many Christians do not like to admit doubt. We see doubt as antithetical to the victorious Christian life. But let’s face it—there are times of doubt in the Christian life. This is particularly true when we face seemingly insurmountable odds. Yet God has revealed His faithfulness throughout history and in our lives. His faithfulness should encourage us when we face uncertainty. Thankfully, salvation comes from the object of our faith and not the strength of our faith! The good news of the gospel is that God has defeated the two things than none of us could overcome on our own: sin and death. These are the true great enemies of humanity. Throughout the Bible we are reminded that God will ultimately be victorious over His enemies and the enemies of His people. This is why Christians are called to “fear not” and “stand firm in the faith.” Our salvation, just like the salvation of Israel, is completely dependent on God’s...
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9/17: Exodus 12:1-13, Liberation

Throughout our lives we make decisions that have implications for our identity. One part of our identity is formed by whom or with what we associate. The people with whom we choose to associate and the type of activities in which we invest our time form who we are and communicate to those around us what we value. In some instances, immediate decisions have lasting effects on our identity. Having called Moses and confronted Pharaoh through Moses about releasing His people, God was now ready to set His people free from bondage. Both Israel and Egypt would know the identity of the one true God. Israel would be established as a nation—with both an identity and land—as the fulfillment of God’s promises to His covenant people....
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9/10: Exodus 4-6

Let’s be honest. We like being in control and calling the shots. We may even have our own ideas about how God should work in a specific situation. We are not questioning His power, but perhaps we question His wisdom or willingness to act. It boils down to us being stubborn and unwilling to allow God to be God....
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8/27 Psalm 42, The Longing

Today is our last week in the Book of Psalms. Psalm 42:1 references a deer longing for water to describe the writer’s longing for God. When is the last time you longed for God? Read Psalm 42 and review the Text Truth together.  In difficult times, we can have hope in God. Read Psalm 42:1-11. Job struggled to hope in God, but God was always with Job. #explorethebible Memory Verse: Psalm 141:8 Please join us at Twin Valley Church at 10:30 AM Sunday....
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8/20 Psalm 141, The Protector

King David had his share of bad relationships. He knew all to well the importance of being in the company of others who are seeking to honor God. Instead of partnering with the wicked, he prayed for them because he knew God would judge them. With the time he had left on earth, David prayed that God would help them live a life that honored Him. Psalm 141 gives us a glimpse into the lessons David learned about prayer, dependence on God, and his need for discipleship and accountability. Believers should seek refuge in God because He is the only One who can give them strength to face temptation and evil. This Weeks memory verse: But my eyes are toward you, O God, my Lord; in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless. – Psalms 141:8...
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