Last night’s sermon in Townhill Baptist was great and I’d love to share some of it with you today…
The text: Exodus 2 v 23-25 (see below). The context: after 400 hundred years of captivity in Egypt and before Moses leads the Israelites out of slavery.
‘During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.’ Exodus 2 v 23-25
Very simple lessons can be learnt from this text.
- God is faithful to his covenant people and will not forget them. He loves the church and He will listen if we call out to him.
- Secular events, like the death of a king, can be used by God to spur his people into action.
- No experience or knowledge of revival is needed in order for us to pray for it and receive it. As far as we can tell, the Hebrews as slaves in Egypt had been centuries with very little real experience of God. They did not have to pray formulaic or special prayers, but just cried out to God with honesty and desperation.
If you want to listen to the sermon in full, you can find it here, although unfortunately it probably won’t be uploaded to the web for a few weeks yet, patience required. In the meantime, there are plenty of other great sermons available there so knock yourself out!