July 5, 8 & 9, 2017

Moses: Test Anxiety

Pastor Kevin Geer 

You can take your own notes at the bottom of this page!

Song Titles from this Weekends Gatherings:

  • Grateful by Elevation
  • You Never Fail by Hillsong
  • Man of Sorrows by Hillsong
  • Forever by Bethel

Message Notes:

Exodus 14:31

31 When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the Lord had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. They put their faith in the Lord and in his servant Moses.

Exodus 15:22-23

22 Then Moses led the people of Israel away from the Red Sea, and they moved out into the desert of Shur. They traveled in this desert for three days without finding any water. 23 When they came to the oasis of Marah, the water was too bitter to drink

Exodus 15:24-25

24 Then the people complained and turned against Moses. “What are we going to drink?” they demanded. 25 So Moses cried out to the Lord for help, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. Moses threw it into the water, and this made the water good to drink.

Exodus 15:25b

It was there at Marah that the Lord set before them the following decree as a standard to test their faithfulness to him.

Exodus 16:2-3

2 There, too, the whole community of Israel complained about Moses and Aaron.

3 “If only the Lord had killed us back in Egypt,” they moaned. “There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to starve us all to death.”

Exodus 16:4

4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Look, I’m going to rain down food from heaven for you. Each day the people can go out and pick up as much food as they need for that day. I will test them in this to see whether or not they will follow my instructions.

James 1:2-4

2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

5 Actions to help you pass tests:

  1. Recognize The Opportunity For Growth
  2. Pray For God’s Guidance
  3. See The Strength Of Community
  4. Remember Past Victories
  5. Keep Going

Deuteronomy 8:2

 2 Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands. 3 Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. 4 For all these forty years your clothes didn’t wear out, and your feet didn’t blister or swell. 5 Think about it: Just as a parent disciplines a child, the Lord your God disciplines you for your own good.

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Next Steps:

  1. I will give my life to Jesus.
  2. I have failed and my faith is dead. I need a retake. 
  3. I want to see the joy in growth and not get lost in the struggle.    
  4. I am committed to grow because I trust in God's leadership.  


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