Current Feast Talk Series
with Bo Sanchez and Audee Villaraza – May 14, 2023
Stop Complaining– Start Trusting
We continue our new series, Wilderness, our teaching series on Numbers, the fourth book of the Bible.
Just in case there are members who are not familiar with this story, start with this BRIEF RECAP:
Joseph, the 11th of Jacob’s 12 sons, could interpret dreams. He dreamt that his brothers would bow to him. Hating Joseph for his dream, the brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt. Later, Joseph interpreted a dream of Egypt’s Pharaoh that there would be a seven-year worldwide famine. So, the Pharaoh made Joseph second in command in Egypt to stockpile grains in preparation for the famine.
The famine happened and learning that Egypt had food, the Israelites migrated to Egypt. In time, after Joseph’s death, succeeding Pharaohs subjugated the Israelites who became slaves in Egypt for close to 400 years –until the time of Moses who was sent by God to set the Israelites free.
In the book of Numbers, we see the Israelites out of Egypt, now on their way to the land God promised them.
Talk 1 is about how God took care of the Israelites throughout their journey.
The key message is God Is with You in Your Wilderness.
The lesson is: In our most difficult times, we are not alone. God is with us.
Talk 2 focuses on how the Israelites negotiated the wilderness—how they traveled and camped at the Lord’s command.
The key message is: Move when God moves; Stay when God stays.
Talk 3 presents a major problem of the Israelites while they are still in the wilderness.
The key message: Stop Complaining, Start Celebrating
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