Sunday Review, October 14, 2012
Paul the apostle continues to speak to the churches of Galatia as a loving pastor. However, he admits to the strain that he is under due to their leaving the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In abandoning the Gospel, they abandon Jesus Christ! He begins his argumentation in Galatians 3 confronting the churches with the fact that if they have believed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ it was not because of the Law, but rather it was because of the Spirit of God. (You can listen to the message here: http://deniliojgorena.sermon.net/da/1199848822.)
Sunday evening was a great time of worship as we studied Exodus 1, Israel’s Increase. Joseph and his generation had already passed on. But God established the nation of Israel through 70 descendants of Jacob. It is extraordinary to see the similarities of the days in which they lived and our day. The new Pharaoh of Egypt didn’t know Joseph and was threatened by the rapid growth of God’s people. The solution: the final solution! He decided that the best way to rid Israel of any possibility of rebellion against his throne and kingdom would be to kill all the newborn boys. The Israelite midwives were disobedient. They knew and understood that God is concerned with life and would not follow through with the king’s demands.