Monthly Archives: November 2011

Exodus 18 – Use your strengths

Exodus 18 is an illustration of the problems Moses faced as he led the children of Israel in the wilderness.  When his father in law witnesses Moses taking on every problem the Israelites had, he corrects Moses. The text reads, … Continue reading

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Exodus 12-13 Redemption of the Firstborn

Today we focused on how the Lord helps us to remember Him and the importance of understanding our relationship to Him.  He has purchased us and we are like the Israelites, spared from certain death and perpetual bondage by the … Continue reading

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Exodus 6-12 Signs & Wonders: Why Miracles Are Necessary

“There is no provision in the law that miracles will create faith.  Signs follow, they do not precede.” – Elder Bruce R. McConkie Exodus 6-12 contains a series of signs and wonders that the Lord uses to encourage Pharoah to … Continue reading

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Exodus 5: making bricks without straw

In Exodus 5 there is an interchange between Moses and Pharoah where the prophet asks Pharoah to let the Israelites “rest from their burdens” and go and “hold a feast in the wilderness.” (Exodus 5:1,5). Pharoah responds with the command … Continue reading

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Moses converses with Jehovah – Exodus 3

Today we spent some time looking at Exodus 3 through Moses’ perspective.  At the age of 40 Moses is called by the Lord to deliver the Israelites from the greatest empire Moses had ever seen.  Egypt had every power and … Continue reading

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What is going on with the Golden Calf in Exodus 32?

Two major stories in the Old Testament deal with golden calves and gods. The Hebrew word is עֵ֣גֶל egel, meaning bull-calf. The following photos may help the modern reader of the text to see these stories the way that the … Continue reading

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