Today, we talked about when GOD PROVIDES in a way we do not expect. We read about Moses, the people, and manna – a new form of bread that God gave to the people of Israel as they fled from bondage and were in the wilderness. God was teaching them as He lovingly provided for them manna each day. After a while, the people began to complain. In thinking about our situation here waiting on life to be ‘normal’ again due to the #covid19 spread here in #Daegu or in our other prayers to God – we ask God to provide what we need each day. When we think about it, God DOES provide for us each day. Do we realize this #truth? Are we grateful for what we have?
You might want to skip the first 5 minutes of “behind the scenes” footage as I wasn’t as prepared but my daughter said some may want to see it! Today’s message talked about Unexpected Bread in the form of manna. As we pray to God for our DAILY BREAD (verses below) we note that BREAD can come in many forms (example referenced from Lysa Terkeurst‘s prayer video below). She said, “sometimes in the Bible, bread looks like what we expect – a loaf of bread. Sometimes it looks like manna – nothing we expect; and sometimes it looks like having a relationship with Jesus. Jesus says, ‘I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE.'”
(Note: I will take a break from FB Live over the weekend and resume with Episode 6 on Monday at 12 noon Daegu time for the rest of this message. We will talk about in Episode 6 what the Bible says about Jesus being the bread of life.)
In between our Bible Time, we sang 2 songs together; you can download a lyric sheet below to sing along with the video too.
This is the 2 minute video clip I referenced:
These are the verses we read:
Matthew 6:8-11 Give us this day, our daily bread
‘Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread,’ Matthew 6:8-11 https://my.bible.com/bible/59/MAT.6.8-11
Genesis 16:2-5; 14-30 God provided bread called manna
‘And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not. On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.” ‘ Exodus 16:2-5 https://my.bible.com/bible/59/EXO.16.2-5
‘And when the dew had gone up, there was on the face of the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as frost on the ground. When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat. This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Gather of it, each one of you, as much as he can eat. You shall each take an omer, according to the number of the persons that each of you has in his tent.'” And the people of Israel did so. They gathered, some more, some less. But when they measured it with an omer, whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack. Each of them gathered as much as he could eat. And Moses said to them, “Let no one leave any of it over till the morning.” But they did not listen to Moses. Some left part of it till the morning, and it bred worms and stank. And Moses was angry with them. Morning by morning they gathered it, each as much as he could eat; but when the sun grew hot, it melted. On the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers each. And when all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses, he said to them, “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the Lord ; bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over lay aside to be kept till the morning.'” So they laid it aside till the morning, as Moses commanded them, and it did not stink, and there were no worms in it. Moses said, “Eat it today, for today is a Sabbath to the Lord ; today you will not find it in the field. Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is a Sabbath, there will be none.” On the seventh day some of the people went out to gather, but they found none. And the Lord said to Moses, “How long will you refuse to keep my commandments and my laws? See! The Lord has given you the Sabbath; therefore on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days. Remain each of you in his place; let no one go out of his place on the seventh day.” So the people rested on the seventh day. ‘ Exodus 16:14-30 https://my.bible.com/bible/59/EXO.16.14-30
Numbers 11:1-9 They started to complain. What happens next?
‘And the people complained in the hearing of the Lord about their misfortunes, and when the Lord heard it, his anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some outlying parts of the camp. Then the people cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the Lord , and the fire died down. So the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of the Lord burned among them. Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, “Oh that we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. But now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at.” Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium. The people went about and gathered it and ground it in handmills or beat it in mortars and boiled it in pots and made cakes of it. And the taste of it was like the taste of cakes baked with oil. When the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell with it. ‘ Numbers 11:1-9 https://my.bible.com/bible/59/NUM.11.1-9
Romans 8:26-27 The Spirit intercedes for us during prayer
‘Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. ‘ Romans 8:26-27 https://my.bible.com/bible/59/ROM.8.26-27
Matthew 22:36-40 The greatest commandments per Jesus
‘”Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” ‘ Matthew 22:36-40 https://my.bible.com/bible/59/MAT.22.36-40
Matthew 7:1-5 Worry about your own self before judging others
‘”Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. ‘ Matthew 7:1-5 https://my.bible.com/bible/59/MAT.7.1-5
Thank you for joining in praying for us! Continue to message me or comment with your prayer requests or scriptures. I pray this is helpful for you and see you again M – F 12noon DAEGU time. Join me each day (we are on restricted gathering directives per the @usagdaegu_area4 leadership team) from #Daegu as we wait on news regarding the #coronavírus #covid19 for a time of #biblestudy and #worship. I #pray that it #encouragesomeone to #trust in the Lord. 🥰🥰🥰 We will simply have a time each day to meet before the Lord together from wherever you are. I will be on at noon (Daegu, Korea time) each (school) day. SEE YOU MONDAY at NOON FOR EPISODE 6!
#homeworship #thankful #livinghope #freedom #Jesusisthebreadoflife
Looking for a Bible Study to watch and consider during this time? Try these: https://sejanashines.com/2020/03/07/bible-time-worship-every-episode-summary/