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The Exodus

Rev. Jim RigbyRev. Jim Rigby, 05/28/2017
Part of the Great Stories of the Bible series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Exodus 14:10-18 (The Inclusive Bible)

As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back and saw the Egyptians pursuing them, and cried out in terror to God. They turned on Moses, asking, “Were there no graves in Egypt that you must lead us out to die in the desert? What have you done to us? Why did you bring us out of Egypt? Didn’t we tell you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone. Let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better to work for the Egyptians than to die here in the desert!” But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid! Stand your ground, and you will see the victory YHWH will win for you today. Though you see Egypt today, you will never see it again. YHWH will do the fighting for you; you have only to keep still!” Then YHWH said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to march on. And you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea, and split the sea in two, that the Israelites may pass through it on dry land. I will make the hearts of the Egyptians so stubborn that they will come in after you, and I will glorify myself at the expense of the Pharaoh and all the army, chariots and charioteers. The Egyptians will know that I am YHWH, when I glorify myself over Pharaoh and his chariots and charioteers.”

*‘YHWH’ represents the divine name found in the Hebrew text. It represents the divine mystery, and is not pronounced. Instead, we say ‘God’ or some other term of reverence.

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About Rev. Jim Rigby: I have been pastor here at St. Andrew’s for over 25 years. I have a love of world religions and a passion for social justice. My hope for ministry is to help people discover the deeper aspects of their own lives, to share life together with other seekers, and then join together to be a catalyst for making our world happier and safer for the vulnerable ones of our world.
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