Bible Study EXODUS 32 PART 1 - CAN YOU BE DECEIVED?
The golden calf doesn't mean much to us today in our modern church, or does it? Can you be deceived? Yes, we can. How will you respond if you are disappointed in God, church, or people? Some people are deciding that "it wasn't worth it" to follow Christ because the experience didn't work out. What if we struggled with doubts and couldn't express them to people and were afraid to say those doubts out loud to God? We felt this way once. God confronted us on our rebellion. Yes, our rebellion. We needed to get gut-level honest with God and ask for His help. But this disillusionment is happening today at a higher rate to people in the church. What could be the possible cause?
Our podcast goes into detail about some of the problems we see in the church today. We show how focusing on Moses (people or pastors or celebrities) will fail us. What if God doesn't deliver our wants the way we want them in the timing we desire? Is God a giant vending machine to serve us? People push the love of God. What does that even mean? What if God is all about His plans and purposes, and it is our "job" to line up with those plans and intentions called His will? It is your work to believe in Jesus Christ and place your sin on Him to rescue you from this world that is in the process of dying. But you are to serve Him, and not the other way around.
What if we were created to serve God, and then to do His will, but we got lost in the fog and noise of the culture around us and lost our way to Him? What if we come back to Him with this: "Lord, I "got" nothing. I need You and am willing to submit to Your Word, with no expectations of anything. I am sorry for worshipping false gods of people, expectations, and lustful desires. Will You change me with Your Power?" If we take that stance and open His word to obey Him, our lives will dramatically change. The power of God to change will come upon us. "Hey Ric, got some scripture to back that up?" Sure do. Go to Deut 28 whole chapter. Pay attention to verse 1. Notice what follows. Then read Ex 32. Join us for the exploration of Exodus 32. Can you be deceived? Yes, you can!
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