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Moses’s First Missionary Journey to Egypt

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Exodus 3:7-12

We invite you to join us for worship each Sunday morning at 9:30. You can download our service on iTunes or tune in for “The Good Word” each day on AM 1230 WSAL or on Hoosier Country  103.7 FM just after 8am. Probably one of the most horrifying thoughts too many Christians is “What if God calls me to be a missionary?” Sometimes just the very thought of the word “missionary” conjures up the same thoughts and feelings as the phrase “total submission in all of everything!” However, if a person truly understands their salvation, and they understand that as one of God’s adopted children they are a missionary by the fact of their rebirth! In our focal passage today we’re going to look at: 

GOD’S CONCERN FOR HIS PEOPLE. If you glance back at 2:23 – 25, those last three words “and God knew” say at all. Only a fool thinks he can pull the wool over God’s eyes. What evidence do we have that God really was concerned about His people? He gives us four identifiable proofs. 

Proof 1 = v. 1 “God has seen the affliction of his people. Affliction means anything causing pain, distress, suffering, or calamity. Affliction in any form and to any degree is a consequence of sin. Israel was suffering because they had been forced into slavery by an ungodly Pharaoh. 

Proof 2 = God heard their cry. God has great interest in His people and His attention is intimately and intensely focused on them. It is interesting to note that what caught God’s attention was the cry of His people. The root of the word “cry” means to call out for help under great distress! It was of great concern to God that His people were so distressed and afflicted that the only sounds He heard were those of sorrow, despair, and pain.

Proof 3 = God knows their sufferings. The words from the old song – “nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen, nobody knows my sorrow” do not apply where God is concerned. God not only knows our sufferings, He knows them completely. That would mean God also knows and understands how you might feel about being a missionary in the field He has given you to harvest!

Proof 4 = God delivered them out of their bondage into freedom. Whenever God delivers a person from the slavery of sin, He always delivers them to the freedom of salvation!

Here’s the point: God was concerned enough about the human race being in bondage to sin He allowed His only Son to die to redeem us. When a person claims to be a Christian and does not follow the Holy Spirit’s leading and prompting them to become more like Christ – the lost around us can come to only one of two conclusions: we are either hypocrites and are salvation means nothing to us; or we are liars and have never been saved at all.

If we can help you answer your spiritual questions, call us at (574) 643-9419.

Applause Throughout the Galaxies (Part 3)

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1 Peter 3:7

We invite you to join us for worship each Sunday morning at 9:30. You can download our service on iTunes or tune in for “The Good Word” each day on AM 1230 WSAL or on Hoosier Country  103.7 FM just after 8am. I like what one writer said about Peter using only one statement addressed to husbands. He said, “do not draw the conclusion, however, that because wives receive six verses of counsel, to only one for husbands, that the husband’s responsibility is any less exacting than that of a wife.” He lists that God expects every Christian husband to follow. Christian husbands are to live with their wives:

  1. IN COMPREHENSION! Peter is telling Christian men they are to approach their marriage intelligently. Solomon teaches in the first eight chapters of Proverbs that wisdom, understanding, and insight must be sought with great diligence. Any man who has a true Christian marriage and at the same time dedicates his life to continual, consistent study of the Word of God will certainly learn to treat his wife with the considerate understanding God demands. When God tells a Christian husband to live with his Christian wife in an understanding way He means for the husband to know his wife from the heart out, not just superficially. Christian husbands are also to live with their wives
  2. IN CONSIDERATION! A Christian husband demonstrates consideration toward his Christian wife by showing her honor. Peter actually used the term “assigning” honor – which can also be correctly translated “treat them with respect.” One writer defines the word “treat” as meaning that which is due from one person to another. So Peter is telling us that which is due from the husband to the wife is honor. It is important to notice the verb showing refers to husbands. Honor is what a husband shows and his wife is the one to whom he shows it. There is nothing said, nor is there any indication anywhere that the husband’s initiating this action of showing honor do  his wife is done in response to any action on the part of his wife. The only reason a Christian husband starts and sustains the honor given to his wife is because he recognizes she is a divine creation on loan to him from God. Christian husbands are to live with their wives
  3. AS CO-HEIRS! God reveals two truths in the last two phrases of this verse. The first is that Christian women are coheirs of salvation with all the rights, privileges, and benefits that would be given to any man. Another way to say that is that women are not created inferior to men. They are in fact created as emotional, mental, and spiritual equals with men. The second truth Peter shares with us is that men are to treat their wives with honor so the husband’s prayers are not hindered. A Christian man can put all the energy and effort a person can muster into learning to be a man of The Word, and a man of prayer, but if he doesn’t at the same time, treat his wife with all the dignity and honor that God expects his prayers are stopped! A man can pray as long as he wants, for anything he wants, but until he moves into and lives his life as a Christian husband in this verse he is wasting his breath – even if what he is praying is word for word from the Scriptures!

If we can help you answer your spiritual questions, call us at (574) 643-9419.

The Good Word – April 5, 2014

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“The Good Word” radio segment is broadcast from Logansport, Indiana by Indiana’s Best Radio.

It can be found on Hoosier Country 103.7FM Monday-Saturday around 8:05am (just after the 8 o’clock news).

Listen to 1230 AM WSAL on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays around 8:05am and about 7:40am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Good Word – April 4, 2014

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“The Good Word” radio segment is broadcast from Logansport, Indiana by Indiana’s Best Radio.

It can be found on Hoosier Country 103.7FM Monday-Saturday around 8:05am (just after the 8 o’clock news).

Listen to 1230 AM WSAL on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays around 8:05am and about 7:40am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Good Word – April 3, 2014

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“The Good Word” radio segment is broadcast from Logansport, Indiana by Indiana’s Best Radio.

It can be found on Hoosier Country 103.7FM Monday-Saturday around 8:05am (just after the 8 o’clock news).

Listen to 1230 AM WSAL on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays around 8:05am and about 7:40am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Good Word – April 2, 2014

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“The Good Word” radio segment is broadcast from Logansport, Indiana by Indiana’s Best Radio.

It can be found on Hoosier Country 103.7FM Monday-Saturday around 8:05am (just after the 8 o’clock news).

Listen to 1230 AM WSAL on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays around 8:05am and about 7:40am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Good Word – April 1, 2014

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“The Good Word” radio segment is broadcast from Logansport, Indiana by Indiana’s Best Radio.

It can be found on Hoosier Country 103.7FM Monday-Saturday around 8:05am (just after the 8 o’clock news).

Listen to 1230 AM WSAL on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays around 8:05am and about 7:40am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.