Sermon Text: Exodus 16: 18…Each one gathered as much as he needed
Sermon Title: Winter Blessings!
Numbers 13: 1 - 3 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel. From each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, everyone a chief among them.” 3 So Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran, according to the command of the Lord, all of them men who were heads of the people of Israel.
Numbers 13: 21 21 So they went up and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, near Lebo-hamath.
Numbers 13: 27 - 33 And they told him, “We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there. 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the Negeb. The Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the hill country. And the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and along the Jordan.”
30 But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.” 32 So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height. 33 And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”
Numbers 14: 21 - 22 But truly, as I [God talking] live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord, 22 none of the men who have seen my glory and my signs that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have put me to the test these ten times and have not obeyed my voice,
Numbers 14: 30 not one shall come into the land where I swore that I would make you dwell, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.
Point 1: Winter Blessings is meat from heaven Exodus 16: 13 That evening quail came and covered the camp… The Children of Israel complained about everything.
Point 2: Winter Blessings is manna from heaven Exodus 16: 12, 14 I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, 'At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know I am the Lord your God.' "
Point 3: Winter Blessings is clothes that don't wear out Deut 29: 5 During the forty years that I led you through the desert, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet
Point 4: Winter Blessings is new mercies every morning
Lamentations 3: 22, 23 Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
1. Determine…is the key
2. Know if God…don't trigger Winter
3. Remember God is…