The story of Exodus, of the Living God's merciful rescue of Israel from slavery in Egypt, and calling them into a blessed and gracious community with Him, is one of the most foundational parts of the story of Scripture: laying much of the groundwork for how Christians throughout the centuries have understood the character and faithfulness of the LORD, and pointing ahead to God's ultimate act of salvation for the world through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Beginning this Sunday, we here at St. Luke's GP will be taking a closer look at the story of Exodus.
Our sermons this Fall will be focusing on our Old Testament Exodus readings, and when it resumes in September our Online Bible Study will be exploring the story of Exodus as well.
I am also challenging us all as a Parish to begin reading through the book of Exodus on our own, each at our own pace. As we do so, we may just be surprised at what we find in its pages, including some strong connections to our own contexts and stories of faith.
Finally, in order better understand where Exodus fits into the wider story of Scripture, here is a short (12+ minute) video from the Bible Project offering an informative overview of the whole Old Testament, or TaNaK, as it is originally known.
May we be encouraged and enjoy exploring Exodus together this Fall, and may the LORD continue His merciful work through us in the world.
Our Morning Prayer service, Bulletin, and Sermon for this week can be found here:
And our Songs this week can be found here:
Rev. Rob serves as the Priest-in-Charge at St. Luke's Gondola Point, and as the School Chaplain at Rothesay Netherwood School