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Pathway

The people of Israel were relieved now that they were exiting Egypt. Centuries of slavery had burdened them down and their past heritage of Jacob and Joseph were distant memories. But Moses led them out along with the pillar of fire by night and the pillar of cloud by day. Then, according to God's command, Moses led them back where they had walked before. Certainly there were spies watching their every move and word was hastily returned to Pharaoh that the freed slaves seemed to be confused in the wilderness. But God was in the midst of this turning. He wanted Pharaoh to marshal all his chariots and chase them down, and that's what happened. Here was Israel camped beside the Red Sea and starting to panic because Egypt's army was soon to overtake them. They questioned Moses and blamed him for their present predicament. But Moses encouraged them to not "be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. …

Light

When was the last time you walked through your home at night without turning on a light? Why would you do this, to save electricity costs? Well, what happened? Did you bump into something, trip over something, step on something because you didn't see it in the dark? Fire from wood or gas was for a long time the light we had but then 32-year old Thomas Edison perfected the light bulb in 1879 and off we went into the era of light in every room, on every corner, even at the front of our cars. Light changed the world. There is another light that changed the world. John the Baptizer was born six months ahead of Jesus and said his mission was to "tell about the light" and admits that he "was not the light." His message was that "The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world." (John 1:6-9) This was Jesus Christ who said of himself, "I am the light of the world." (9:5) That "light" has shown into the h…

Recycling In Life Series - 12 - Goodness Study

Goodness is living our life totally ruled by Christ and morally honorable before God. It is kindly action that must find expression. In the scriptures, the word goodness is only used of persons that have been born again. Goodness does what is the ethical thing to do. It deals with moral issues. Examples of Goodness to Study: A person, who is overcome by sin, must be restored by the goodness flowing out of the believers around them to help him back onto the right path. (Galatians 6:1-2; Romans 15:1-2) Definitions of Goodness: Goodness starts with God. "the Lord's goodness" (Psalm 27:13; 31:19) Jesus' response to the man who wanted to inherit eternal life, only God is good. (Luke 18:18-23)It is a quality of conduct and action. A quality of moral worth.It is distinguished from gentleness as the sterner element in the character of the ideal Christian. It is more likely to be happening when you are correcting, disciplining, …