Youth group will meet this week on Wednesday October 4th from 6:30-8:30pm for dinner, discussion and games. 

Last week we served the community by volunteering at the Oregon Food Bank. 

This week we will discuss Exodus 17 (from Sunday’s sermon).  Here is a quick summary of what goes down (from Shmoop University)

“The Israelite Water Board Convention and Amalek”

Again in the desert, the Israelites do some more complaining. This time, it’s about the lack of water. The desert is one dry place.  Moses asks God for help again, and God shows Moses a rock. Moses hits the rock with his magic staff, and water pours out. That was easy. Next up, another tribe, the Amalekites, attacks. Moses chooses his lieutenant, Joshua, to go out and fight the enemy. As long as Moses holds his staff up on his outpost looking out at the battle, the Israelites win. But eventually Moses gets super tired. Solution? Aaron and another guy rig a rock to hold Moses’s arm up in place the whole day. Genius. The Israelites win.  A quick note on “the wilderness of Sin.” It’s not a sinful wilderness. Sin was actually an ancient deity of the moon. It’s like when people say, “These are the woods of John the Baptist,” or something else like that.

Dude’s note:  The apostles will later teach that the rock was in fact Jesus.. 

1 Corinthians 10:1-4 “I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink for they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ”


– Dude


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