Do you see churches swelling with infighting or Christians stagnant in their walk with Jesus and wonder, How? Often, the cause stems from one source: a failure to take God seriously. In this message, Chuck Swindoll walks through select passages from Leviticus and Numbers that contain the vital message for the Israelites to hear after their redemption from Egypt: take God seriously. Chuck explores key principles from God's Word that will help you take God seriously in our day.
Priority One: Taking God Very Seriously
Pastor Chuck Swindoll • Selections from Leviticus and Numbers
A New Beginning—Worth Waiting For
Message 1 • Pastor Chuck Swindoll
Do you make it a habit to remember what it was like when you first became a Christian? In this message, Chuck Swindoll embarks with the Israelites from Egypt who were ready to enjoy their newfound freedom to worship God their Redeemer. God does not confine His redeeming work to ancient days but continues it into our present. Today, God frees us from something more dangerous than an angry Egyptian pharaoh—He frees us from our self-destructive habits to live anew and to be called by a new name. Chuck explores the significance of Israel's first Passover and invites you to experience afresh the joy you had when you first believed.
Unusual Leading, Remarkable Results
Message 2 • Pastor Chuck Swindoll
Ever feel like God has you on the toughest route toward a goal, or like He's leading you backward instead of forward? When the Israelites left Egypt, God took them south instead of northeast. When the Egyptians raced to recapture their Jewish slaves, God told them to stand firm and watch His salvation. How frighteningly miraculous it must have been to walk safely between towering walls of water and then later witness those walls of water crashing down upon the pursuing Egyptians. Explore God's unusual leading of the Israelites, so you can gain insight for today as you follow God's unusual leading in your own life and experience His remarkable results.
From Eagles' Wings to Hornets' Stings
Message 3 • Pastor Chuck Swindoll
Do you ever say to yourself, “Okay, God, what next?” After God delivered the Israelites from Egypt, He met with them at Sinai, taught them a new way of life, and called upon them to trust His leading. God describes His salvation as resembling an eagle that bears its chicks on her wings, and it's that level of care God promises His people in every venture. Chuck Swindoll encourages you to trust God completely—the first step for anyone who's about to begin something new.