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Exodus 12a: The Meaning of “Passover”

The holiday of Passover commemorates the Lord’s “passing over” the Israelite families as He struck down the firstborn sons of Egypt. We might assume that the word “Passover” is drawn from the “passing over” of the Israelites, but some think the case is not that clear. The word “Passover” comes from the Hebrew word פֶּסַח…

Exodus 9:16 and Romans 9:14-18

The hardness of Pharaoh’s heart has stimulated a great deal of discussion, both in our local church and the history of the Church universal. Did you know that the Apostle Paul uses Pharaoh as an example when discussing the future of Israel and God’s covenant with them? In Romans 9-11, Paul discusses God’s past, present…

Exodus 6: Fun with Genealogies

OK – I understand… most churchgoers don’t jump out of bed, eager for a chance to study genealogies! But 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us that every Scripture is there for a reason, including the more difficult ones like Exodus 6. So this Sunday I tried to focus on the main thing: why does Exodus 6…

Exodus 4b CRF – The hzq of God

Today in the sermon, I teased the coming theological difficulty of Pharaoh’s hard heart. Who hardened it: God or Pharaoh? And how do we reconcile these statements together? Exodus 4:21 was the first verse to bring the issue up: God says to Moses, “I Myself will harden Pharaoh’s heart, so that he will not let…

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