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May 05, 2024

Worship in the Wilderness: 4 Truths To Trust God

Worship in the Wilderness: 4 Truths To Trust God

Passage: Exodus 15:22-17:16

Speaker: Chip Dean

Series: Why We Worship

Category: Why We Worship


Worship in the Wilderness: 4 Truths To Trust God

by Pastor Chip Dean


1. The Condition of the World

Exodus 15:22-23

Then Moses made Israel set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of Shur. They went three days in the wilderness and found no water. When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter; therefore it was named Marah.


3 Signs of Bitterness


Top 10 of Causes of Bitterness

Unfulfilled Dreams
Lock of Closure


Exodus 15:24

And the people grumbled against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?


2. The Cure of the Gospel

Exodus 15:25

And he cried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a log, and he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet.


3. The Command of the Christian

Exodus 15:25b-26

There the Lord made for them a statute and a rule, and there he tested them, saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”


4. The Culmination of the Story

Exodus 15:27

Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they encamped there by the water.

John 4:10

Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”

John 4:13-15

Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”