From Chains To Chosen

In his sermon “From Chains to Chosen,” Dr. Mike Harder discusses the story in Exodus where God miraculously parts the Red Sea for the Israelites to escape the pursuing Egyptian army. Harder explains that despite seeing God perform miracles in Egypt, the Israelites quickly lost faith when faced with danger. Harder says we often do the same, forgetting God’s past faithfulness when difficulties arise. Ultimately, through this miracle and adopting the Israelites as His children, God wanted to transform their identity from slaves to chosen sons and daughters. Likewise, though we were slaves to sin, through Christ we are adopted into God’s family. We must leave behind the chains of sin and trust our perfect heavenly Father.