Exodus 14: Crossing the Red Sea

In Exodus 14, Israel is trapped between a raging sea and a raging army. Israel is terrified. But Moses tells them, "The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent." 

Daniel leads us through this remarkable story, and connects it to the victory of Christ over sin that is ours, if only we believe.  The Victory of God is always unexpected, decisive, and glorious.

Ten Years From Now: A Vision for Covenant

Daniel concluded our Vision series this week by painting a picture of what Covenant could look like ten years from now. More than that, what would Pearland look like? If the members of Covenant committed themselves to planting and growing authentic gospel communities. If they shaped their lives around the call of Christ to make disciples who make disciples. What could happen? We can't be 100% sure, but we know it would be glorious!

The Holy Spirit: Visionary, Strategist, and Power

We can brainstorm and plan and execute, but the mission and vision of Covenant to glorify God through planting and growing authentic gospel communities won't be achieved without the Holy Spirit. What are we doing, but asking dead men to rise. Only God can do that.

“The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord GOD, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the LORD.” 
So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army. 
Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off.’ Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the LORD.”” (Ezekiel 37:1–14 ESV)

The Four Questions: What do I do?

Finally, after answering the fundamental questions of our existence -- who is God and what has he done, and who am I? -- we can begin to understand what are we to do. Our life is lived in response to the gospel, in light of our new identities in Christ. We live "with eyes wide open to the mercies of God" (Romans 12:1).

With all this in mind, our fundamental mission as a church is to plant and grow authentic gospel communities. Listen, and join us.