Grace Community Church

Faithfulness AND Opposition

Given on May 31, 2020 by Brett Helvie
Scripture: Exodus 1
Sermon Series: Freedom to Worship

As you look at our world today with all the challenges and the increasing hostility toward biblical Christianity, how does the failure of the most powerful man in the world’s plans to extinguish God’s people impact your heart and hope?

What examples in Exodus 1 do you see of God delighting to use those who are weak and insignificant in the eyes of the world to accomplish his purposes? What does the naming of the Hebrew midwives, Shiphrah and Puah, and the failure to name the Pharaoh in this chapter tell us about who the Lord views as significant?

Acting contrary to the will of a Pharaoh with absolute authoritarian power would have been a daunting challenge for Shiphrah and Puah! What enabled these Hebrew midwives to act so boldly? Following Jesus is often challenging in a world that rejects his truth. Are there any
ways in which you are being called to act courageously and trust the Lord with the outcome?