Exodus: Seeing God in the Journey

Exodus 16-17 Provision: God Provides for His People

September 27, 2020

Your Love Awakens Me

There were walls between us
And by the cross you came and broke them down
You broke them down
And there were chains around us
By Your grace we are no longer bound
No longer bound
You called me out of the grave
You called me into the light
You called my name and then my heart came alive
Your love is greater
Your love is stronger
Your love awakens, awakens, awakens me
Your love is greater
Your love is stronger
Your love awakens, awakens, awakens me
Feel the darkness shaking
All the dead are coming back to life
Back to life
Hear the song awaken
All creation singing we’re alive
‘Cause You’re alive
You called me out of the grave
You called me into the light
You called my name and then my heart came alive
Your love is greater
Your love is stronger
Your love awakens, awakens, awakens me
Your love is greater
Your love is stronger
Your love awakens, awakens, awakens me
And what a love we found
Death can’t hold us down
We shout it out we’re alive, ’cause you’re alive
And what a love we found
Death can’t hold us down
We shout it out we’re alive, ’cause you’re alive
And what a love we found
Death can’t hold us down
We shout it out we’re alive, ’cause you’re alive

Our God

Water You turned into wine
Opened the eyes of the blind
There’s no one like you
None like you
Into the darkness You shine
Out of the ashes we rise
There’s No one like you
None like you
Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, Our God
Into the darkness you shining
Out of the ashes we Rise
No one like you
None like you
Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, Our God
Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, Our God
And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
Then what can stand against?

Rain Down (Enough for Me)

Led me to the wilderness

To a place that falls short
Of the vision you have placed inside my heart
I feel frustration rise
Start to believe the lies
That say the Lord has left me all alone
And in my darkest hour
You rain down
Enough for me today
You rain down
Turn my grumbling into praise
Spirit draw me near to the One who will provide
Oh Lord you give enough for me
In a dry and weary land
We are parched in every way
A thirsty soul that longs for some relief
When resentment creeps into my mind
Help me leave it all behind
And remember you’re the Lord
The One who will provide
You rain down
Enough for me today
You rain down
Turn my grumbling to praise
Spirit draw me near
To the One who will provide
Oh Lord you give enough for me
Each day
Rain down on me
Rain down on us
You rain down
Enough for me today
You rain down
Turn my grumbling into praise
Spirit draw me near
To the One who will provide
Oh Lord you give enough for me

Sermon

PROVISION: GOD PROVIDES FOR HIS PEOPLE

Learning to depend upon God to provide for us, rather than depending upon ourselves, our government, or our circumstances, leads us to greater faith.

John 6:31-33, 35

Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, “He gave them bread from heaven to eat.” Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

GRUMBLING

The church today often has the same response as the Israelites, grumbling, which is defined as “complaining in bad-tempered way.” This ignores God’s past provision and makes us ungrateful for what God has done.

GLORY

To give God glory is to honor God for who He is and what He has done. It requires that we know Him, and see Him, and proclaim His works.

PROVISION

God provides for His own and supplies all their needs. Trusting in the provision of God requires that we discipline ourselves to take our needs to God and not to anyone else including ourselves. 

PROVISION

God’s provision has the requirement of obedience: we either are obedient to God and allow Him to be our provider Him, or we choose to be our own providers and do things our way. We don’t get to choose both. 

SABBATH: GOD’S PROVISION FOR REST

God’s Creation mandate is to do our work (school) in six days, and rest by faith one day a week. Those who are too busy, and choose to ignore God at their own peril, risk loss of His provision and care. Provision requires obedience.

1. APART FROM CHRIST WE ARE SPIRITUALLY IN A DESERT

John 15:5

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

2. WE CANNOT FIX OUR SITUATION ON OUR OWN

Genesis 3:7, 21

Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths… And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.

3. GOD HAS PROVIDED ALL WE NEED THROUGH CHRIST 

James 1:2–4

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

4. TRUSTING IN GOD REQUIRES OBEDIENCE

Acts 2:38

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 6:9–13

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Rain Down (Enough for Me)

Led me to the wilderness
To a place that falls short
Of the vision you have placed inside my heart
I feel frustration rise
Start to believe the lies
That say the Lord has left me all alone
And in my darkest hour
You rain down
Enough for me today
You rain down
Turn my grumbling into praise
Spirit draw me near to the One who will provide
Oh Lord you give enough for me
In a dry and weary land
We are parched in every way
A thirsty soul that longs for some relief
When resentment creeps into my mind
Help me leave it all behind
And remember you’re the Lord
The One who will provide
You rain down
Enough for me today
You rain down
Turn my grumbling to praise
Spirit draw me near
To the One who will provide
Oh Lord you give enough for me
Each day
Rain down on me
Rain down on us
You rain down
Enough for me today
You rain down
Turn my grumbling into praise
Spirit draw me near
To the One who will provide
Oh Lord you give enough for me

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)

Amazing grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
My chains are gone
I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains
Unending love, Amazing grace
The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures
My chains are gone
I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains
Unending love, Amazing grace
My chains are gone
I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains
Unending love, Amazing grace
The Earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God, Who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine