Prayer that Intercedes for God’s People: Moses

I continued our series on prayer, “Great Prayers of the Bible,” this past weekend at Eastbrook Church. In this series we are looking at notable prayers throughout Scripture in order to learn how to pray. This series accompanies our Summer of Prayer at Eastbrook. This weekend’s message explored the perplexing encounter where Moses confronts God in prayer when God wants to annihilate the Hebrew people because of their rebellion in Number 14.  The main point: prayer is an exercise in loving self-sacrifice that points us to Jesus.

You can view the message video and an expanded sermon outline below. You can follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.

Moses in the Middle

The Ten Commandments and the Golden Calf (Exodus 19-20; 32:1-33:6)

Exploring the Promised Land and the rejection of God’s plan (Numbers 14:1-10a)


God’s Frustration (Numbers 14:10b-12)

Disbelief and contempt of the people

God’s suggestion of starting over


Moses’ Intercession (Numbers 14:13-19)

God’s witness to the nations

God’s character


God’s Grace and Truth (Numbers 14:20-24)

Forgiveness and continued relationship

Facing into consequences and an exception


Jesus the New Moses (John 1:17-18; Hebrews 8:6; 9:15; 12:24)

Revealer and Intercessor

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