Here's Tim Bubar’s sermon from last weekend in 10 tweets: "Hope for Change," (Exodus 34)
1// Tiny people sometimes get put in Easter bunny costumes and marched around the school.
2// When we want desperately to change, but see ourselves making the same mistakes, it's hard to have hope for change.
3// God doesn't just tell us who he is (in his words to Moses), he shows us who he is (in how he has related to Israel and the world).
4// You won't find hope for change in you. Willpower is a muscle that gets fatigued and gives out. Israel's story shows this, and your story shows this.
5// Moses understood that they needed God's presence not in spite of their rebellious heart, but because of it.
6// You won't find hope for change in new circumstances.
7// God is merciful, gracious, loving, and faithful. He's also just: he forgives sin and he punishes every sin.
8// You don't have to clean yourself up. God knew all of your past, present, and future sins when he paid the price for them.
9// You don't have to beat yourself up. There's a difference between Godly sorrow for our sin and trying to pay a price that's already been paid.
10// You don't have to remain unchanged. But God's work in you will take a lifetime - literally a lifetime. Put your hope in who he says he is and has shown himself to be.