Jan 5 Mark Began a New Message Series: Baptism.
Baptism: The Red Sea – Death to Life
Wow! This past week’s worship and message was a great experience for me. Last week we looked at the story of The Flood in Genesis 6-9 and tied it to our identity in Jesus, specifically through the sacrament of Baptism. This week, we take a look at probably the most important event in the history of God’s people in God’s shaping and identifying of his people – the Exodus (specifically, the crossing of the Read Sea.).
Our story this week comes from the Book of Exodus, chapters 13-14. This is a story of Death to Life, and also has powerful thematic overtones for our understanding of the most important event in the shaping of the history of the world – Jesus death and resurrection.
In preparation for Sunday, read Exodus chapter 13-14. And if you are really ambitious, read chapters 1-14 of Exodus. Answer this question, “Why did God lead his people to this difficult place in front of the Red Sea?” There are at least 8 reasons in the text for why God led his people to this place. Awesome answers… :).
Can’t wait til Sunday – it’s a comin’, and I welcome it. See you at the church!