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What an awesome time of worship and praise, along with a powerful sermon by Pastor Steve Stafford!
Joyce and Bobby Copeland head to texas for cancer treatment options,
Bobby Copeland sings “He Still Looks Over Me!”
Great Music from the Risen Ranch Cowboy Church Praise Team, this week, with Amy Carver, Kathy Butler and Kelly Lee James (Frank Howell’s out of town and Kenny Gordon was off visiting)
Worship songs include:
He Set Me Free
He’s All I Need
Join us as we dive into Exodus 1, with the story of Moses; His birth, the horrible political practices of the times, and how the jealousy of one man created hardship and slavery for the Israelites.
..We may hear these words and wonder how a nation can allow that to happen, yet in our own history there remains examples, such as Hitler’s Nazi Germany
6 Joseph died, and all his brothers and all that generation.7 But the sons of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly, and multiplied, and became exceedingly mighty, so that the land was filled with them.
8 Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9 He said to his people, “Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are more and mightier than we. 10 Come, let us deal wisely with them, or else they will multiply and in the event of war, they will also join themselves to those who hate us, and fight against us and depart from the land.” 11 So they appointed taskmasters over them to afflict them with hard labor. And they built for Pharaoh storage cities, Pithom and Raamses. 12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out, so that they were in dread of the sons of Israel. 13 The Egyptians compelled the sons of Israel to labor rigorously;14 and they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they rigorously imposed on them.
15 Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other was named Puah; 16 and he said, “When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.” 17 But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live. 18 So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this thing, and let the boys live?” 19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife can get to them.” 20 So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied, and became very ]mighty. 21 Because the midwives feared God, He established households for them. 22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, “ Every son who is born ]you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive.”
Joseph’s brothers had sold him into slavery; Specifically, to the Midianites, who, in turn traded him to Potiphar, ultimately becoming Pharoah’s “Right-hand man.” In charge of all the Pharoah’s business.
In Egypt, 400 years later, comes a Pharoah who “knew not Joseph” nor the fear of the Lord.
The Isrealites’ population was growing- and Pharoah set out to stop it by killing all Hebrew infant boys. But, the faith of the Israelites was strong and not to be moved; The parents of Moses were standing for what was right in the sight of God, when Miriam placed baby Moses into that basket in the Nile, and ultimately God’s plan prevailed.
God always has His witnesses- ready to be mobilized to testify to the world by standing up for what is right; Not to disobey our rulers, but to stand against what goes against the nature of God. “29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!” (acts 5:29) What Heroes!
Moses was a great man of faith because his parents were people of great faith, fearing God more than Kings. How about US? Do we STAND for CHRIST, or just ‘go along?’
When God has a mission in mind for us to accomplish, and he puts you in that mission…it is designed and ordained by God, Himself! He is not going to set us up for failure! God is always ready to move on our behalf, but we need to be willing to put ourselves in a position to receive those missions.