Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of An Acceptable Sacrifice for Our Sins
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Exodus 20:1-3 and Galatians 5:14

Week 8: Day 1

This week’s sermon, An Acceptable Sacrifice for Our Sins, with Dr. Robby Gallaty, focuses on Exodus 12:21-27, Exodus 12:1-13.  We have divided this sermon into three parts for you to watch throughout this week (Days 1, 3, and 5). Please watch the first part today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading:  Exodus 19-20

19:1 In the third month after the Israelites went out from the land of Egypt, on the very day, they came to the desert of Sinai. 2After they journeyed from Rephidim, they came to the desert of Sinai, and they camped in the desert; Israel camped there in front of the mountain. 3Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, “Thus you will tell the house of Jacob, and declare to the people of Israel: 4‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt and how I lifted you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5And now, if you will diligently listen to me and keep my covenant, then you will be my special possession out of all the nations, for all the earth is mine, 6and you will be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you will speak to the Israelites.” 7So Moses came and summoned the elders of Israel. He set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him, 8and all the people answered together, “All that the Lord has commanded we will do!” So Moses brought the words of the people back to the Lord. 9The Lord said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and so that they will always believe in you.” And Moses told the words of the people to the Lord. 10The Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and make them wash their clothes 11and be ready for the third day, for on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. 12You must set boundaries for the people all around, saying, ‘Take heed to yourselves not to go up on the mountain nor touch its edge. Whoever touches the mountain will surely be put to death! 13No hand will touch him—but he will surely be stoned or shot through, whether a beast or a human being; he must not live.’ When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast they may go up on the mountain.” 14Then Moses went down from the mountain to the people and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes. 15He said to the people, “Be ready for the third day. Do not approach your wives for marital relations.” 16On the third day in the morning there was thunder and lightning and a dense cloud on the mountain, and the sound of a very loud horn; all the people who were in the camp trembled. 17Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they took their place at the foot of the mountain. 18Now Mount Sinai was completely covered with smoke because the Lord had descended on it in fire, and its smoke went up like the smoke of a great furnace, and the whole mountain shook violently. 19When the sound of the horn grew louder and louder, Moses was speaking and God was answering him with a voice. 20The Lord came down on Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain, and the Lord summoned Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up. 21The Lord said to Moses, “Go down and solemnly warn the people, lest they force their way through to the Lord to look, and many of them perish. 22Let the priests also, who approach the Lord, sanctify themselves, lest the Lord break through against them.” 23Moses said to the Lord, “The people are not able to come up to Mount Sinai, because you solemnly warned us, ‘Set boundaries for the mountain and set it apart.’” 24The Lord said to him, “Go, get down, and then come up, and Aaron with you, but do not let the priests and the people force their way through to come up to the Lord, lest he break through against them.” 25So Moses went down to the people and spoke to them. 20:1 God spoke all these words: 2“I, the Lord, am your God, who brought you from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery. 3“You shall have no other gods before me. 4“You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water below. 5You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I, the Lord, your God, am a jealous God, responding to the transgression of fathers by dealing with children to the third and fourth generations of those who reject me, 6and showing covenant faithfulness to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. 7“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold guiltless anyone who takes his name in vain. 8“Remember the Sabbath day to set it apart as holy. 9For six days you may labor and do all your work, 10but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; on it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, or your male servant, or your female servant, or your cattle, or the resident foreigner who is in your gates. 11For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth and the sea and all that is in them, and he rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy. 12“Honor your father and your mother, that you may live a long time in the land the Lord your God is giving to you. 13“You shall not murder. 14“You shall not commit adultery. 15“You shall not steal. 16“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. 17“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor.” 18All the people were seeing the thundering and the lightning, and heard the sound of the horn, and saw the mountain smoking—and when the people saw it they trembled with fear and kept their distance. 19They said to Moses, “You speak to us and we will listen, but do not let God speak with us, lest we die.” 20Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you so that you do not sin.” 21The people kept their distance, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was. 22 The Lord said to Moses, “Thus you will tell the Israelites: ‘You yourselves have seen that I have spoken with you from heaven. 23You must not make gods of silver alongside me, nor make gods of gold for yourselves. 24“‘You must make for me an altar made of earth, and you will sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause my name to be honored I will come to you and I will bless you. 25If you make me an altar of stone, you must not build it of stones shaped with tools, for if you use your tool on it you have defiled it. 26And you must not go up by steps to my altar, so that your nakedness is not exposed.’ (NET Bible)

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