June 19, 2022


The enemy battles the hardest when you’re at the ___________ of your _________________.

(Exodus 14:10-12 NIV) As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”


Egypt Represents

  • Their ___________.
  • Their __________________________.
  • What they ____________.


The temptation for us is to _____________ or ___________, but God calls us to ____________.

(Exodus 13:17-18 NIV) When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea. The Israelites went up out of Egypt ready for battle.

(Exodus 14:13-15 NIV) Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.


The miracle isn’t in your ___________.

The miracle is in your __________.

(Psalm 23:4 NIV) Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.


Turning Barriers into Breakthroughs


1. Remember what ______________________.

(Psalm 106:7 NIV) When our ancestors were in Egypt, they gave no thought to your miracles; they did not remember your many kindnesses, and they rebelled by the sea, the Red Sea. 

(Exodus 13:9 NIV) This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that this law of the Lord is to be on your lips. For the Lord brought you out of Egypt with his mighty hand.



2. Receive God’s ________ for your __________.

(Psalm 106:8-9 NIV) Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, to make his mighty power known. He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up; he led them through the depths as through a desert



3. Renew _________________ and receive a ______________________.

(Exodus 16:2-4 NIV) In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day.

(Exodus 13:21 NIV) By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.



4. __________ through the _____________.

(1 Samuel 17:48 NIV) As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.

(Exodus 14:21-22 NIV) Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.


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