HOW TO KILL A CHURCH
Exodus 32: 1-11
I. Replace The Preacher of God (vs 1, 4-5)
A) They were weary of His Ways ("For this Moses, the man")used to be their leader, representative of God, now just "a man"
B) They were weary of His words("we wot not what is become of him") where was Moses? He was up on the mountain top getting the Word of God!! Is this not what the man of God is supposed to do?
C) They were weary of His work ("these be the gods, O Israel, that brought thee out of the land of Egypt")Moses was a man of God, but now they wanted Aaron, who would be a man of their gods. The preacher had been replaced w/ a puppet
II. Replace The Presence of God
A) Now a Partying Church (vs 19)their morals were gone, music had changed.
If you want to change a church, change their morals and their music.
B) Now A Playing Church (vs 6 "play")back in 29:30 God said he would dwell
w/ them, but in 32:1, they now want gods to go before them. They wanted gods
they could make, mold and maintain.
C) Now a Profane Church (vs 4 "these be thy gods")Moses was on Mt Sinai
receiving the ten commandments of which one stated "thou shalt have no other
gods before me"
III. Replace The Plan of God (vs 7-11)
A) For Israel to be God's people
Notice in verse 7, that God had stopped calling Israel His people, for He said
to Moses, "get thee down, for THY people, which THOU brought out of the land
B) For Israel to receive God's Promises (vs 8)"they have turned aside quickly
out of THE WAY". In these last days, a fundamental church is only one pastor
away for apostasy.
C) For Israel to have God's Protection (vs 10)God said to Moses, "let me alone,
..that I may consume them"