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Delivered By
Brian Winburn
Delivered On
March 3, 2019
Central Passage
Exodus 19

How are you trying to get into Heaven? Are you working on not sinning as much, doing more, etc. The truth is the Law Can't get us into heaven. God demostrates in Exodus 19 that there is only ONE way to Him, Jesus!


Exodus 19:3-16 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;

Enter Sin Jacob is a lying deceiver.

Roman 5:12-14 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.


Enter Grace and Power

Exodus 19:4Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.

Who is doing all the work? SEE- judge rightly

God brings us out of sin and TO HIMSELF

God desires that all come to Him.


Enter the Law

5Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

7And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him. 8And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD. 9And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.

10And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes, 11And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. 12And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death: 13There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount. 14And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes. 15And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.

16And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.

V8 Yes, we will is a death sentence, we can’t keep the law

V9 the thick cloud appears, not allowing them access anymore. You can’t come to God through the law.

The law reveals who God is. God is graciously showing us that He is holy and we are sinful.

Complainers- what are they saying at the heart of their complaints? If I were in charge, I would do better.

The law is a mirror to reflect our need for a Savior. The Law reveals sin

Enter Jesus

V14-16 They are told to act their best and put on their Sunday best

What does that imply, to put on your Sunday best? That you have room for improvement.

The Gospel Produces Repentance

What does this mean? You don’t see that you are wrong and search for God, until you’ve first seen God and realized you are wrong.

SO how do we test to see if we’ve added to the gospel?

Galatians 1:6-9 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

So you want to test and see if you are trusting in your actions more than Jesus?

V6 Why are we saying no to God? Why say this, the reason many of us are not witnessing, teaching, walking by faith, is that we don’t have our lives together. We will never have our lives together. Why aren’t we trusting that Jesus paid it all?

Those who believe they can lose their salvation, what do they base this on? They base it on, you have failed to keep the law. But the law doesn’t save us or cause us to be lost. It merely reveals who we are. It is a mirror.

The opposite of the law for a believer is not lawlessness, it’s a holy life through the grace of Christ. I need the blood of Christ, I need saving, I need the lord.

Finally is your greatest concern to stop sinning or to have more of Jesus?


Inside the Nuremberg jail, the chaplains knocked a wall down between two empty cells, creating a 169-square-foot chapel. They outfitted it with chairs as pews, an altar, some candles and a small organ.

It was in that chapel that Gerecke and O’Connor pursued their mission — to bring as many of the imprisoned Nazis back to Christianity as they could before escorting them to the gallows. In those 169 square feet, they celebrated Christmas Eve services with men responsible for the murder of millions.


After writing about his year in Nuremberg for the Saturday Evening Post in 1951, Gerecke received hate mail calling him a Nazi lover. Americans were repulsed that one of their own had prayed with Hitler’s lieutenants while they were on trial for war crimes.

But does attempting to understand human evil create a path toward justifying it? If the perpetrators of genocide can be seen as fellow human beings, do they deserve empathy or forgiveness from those who have chosen to lead good lives?

The Christian concept of forgiveness is strained by the idea of genocide. Could Christians really believe their God was crucified to forgive those who conceived of the gas showers at Auschwitz?

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