28 March 2017

Hearing the Voice of God at Mount Sinai

Hearing the Voice of God at Mount Sinai
Text: Deuteronomy 4:32-40

Rev. Dr. Charles Tan

Message Notes


1. Three important questions

a) A very great thing
i) Since man was created
ii) Till the incident in Mount Sinai
iii) Has any people heard of such a thing?   (Deuteronomy 4:32)
b) Hearing the voice of God
Did any people ever hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of fire as you have heard and lived?   (Deuteronomy 4:33)
c) A people for Himself
Did God ever try to go and take a people for Himself a nation from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, by war, by a mighty hand, an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?   (Deuteronomy 4:34)

2. To Israel alone

a) To you (Israel)
It was shown
i) That you might know that the LORD Himself is God
ii) There is no one besides Him   (Deuteronomy 4:35)
b) Out of heaven He let you hear His voice
i) That He might instruct you
ii) On earth He showed you His great fire
iii) And you heard His words out of the midst of the great fire   (Deuteronomy 4:36)
c) Love
And because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them   (Deuteronomy 4:37)
d) Presence and Power
And He brought you out of Egypt with His presence,
With His mighty power   (Deuteronomy 4:37)
e) Mightier nations
Driving out from before you nations greater and mightier than you   (Deuteronomy 4:38)
f) Land of Canaan as an inheritance
To bring you in, to give you their land as an inheritance, as it is today   (Deuteronomy 4:38)

3. Important Appropriate response

a) Therefore know this day and consider it in your heart
b) That the LORD Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath,
There is no other   (Deuteronomy 4:39)
c) You shall therefore keep
i) His statutes
ii) His commandments which I command you today
d) That it may go well with you and with your children after you
e) That you may prolong your days in the land which the LORD your God is giving you for all time   (Deuteronomy 4:40)