People had been hinting at the possibility I’d made a mistake almost since I’d moved to Indy. Friends, family members, people who had my best intentions at heart, asked questions as a means of expressing misgivings about my situation. And then they voted with their wallets: when I sent out a letter asking for support from the churches I had grown up in, with leaders who had known me since I was a child, only one church responded with a one-time gift. Included on the list of churches who did not even respond to my letter was the church pastored by my father.
The theme of Exodus is the Deliverance of God's people. Chapter 1 gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the events leading up to their redemption. 1. The Need for Deliverance (1-6) When Jacob and his family came to Egypt to escape famine, there were only seventy. Now, there were thousands (possibly hundreds of thousands). They … Continue reading Getting Ready for Deliverance