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Session 31

You can come to God after a mistake

Read: Exodus 34

Have you ever felt like you had to walk on eggshells around someone? Maybe it was a boss with no patience, a friend with no grace, or a family member with a grudge. Sometimes we make mistakes and experience another person’s anger instead of their forgiveness. Because this is what we see in daily life, this is often what we expect of God.

God’s first reaction to our sin isn’t frustration. Exodus 34 shows us how gracious God is. He already gave Moses the Ten Commandments once, but Moses broke those tablets in anger when he discovered the Israelites worshipping other gods. So Moses returns to Mount Sinai having destroyed the words of God. Instead of being angry or impatient, God lovingly spends His time retelling Moses what to write down.  

We have the same privilege of coming to God with our mess. Exodus 34:6-7 describes God this way: “The Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion, and sin.”

Because of God’s nature, we never have to walk on eggshells around Him. His love and forgiveness are far greater than anything we will experience here on Earth. We are invited to come to Him just as we are.

Reflect

  • Has there ever been a time in your life when you felt like you had made too big of a mistake to come to God? What happened when you finally confessed to Him?
  • What in your life is causing you to walk on eggshells around God right now? Pray honestly about your struggles and receive God’s quick forgiveness and abundant love!

1

What if the right thing costs you everything?

What if the right thing costs you everything?

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2

Are you in need of rescue?

Are you in need of rescue?

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3

Help is on the way

Help is on the way

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4

Looking for a sign that God is with you?

Looking for a sign that God is with you?

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5

What to do when God doesn’t meet your expectations

What to do when God doesn’t meet your expectations

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6

Will you let God set you free?

Will you let God set you free?

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7

Great success often starts with failure

Great success often starts with failure

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8

How to break a cycle of regret

How to break a cycle of regret

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9

What is your purpose in life?

What is your purpose in life?

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10

When you can’t see clearly

When you can’t see clearly

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11

We are all enslaved to something

We are all enslaved to something

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12

Freedom comes from following instructions

Freedom comes from following instructions

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13

How remembering the past shapes the present

How remembering the past shapes the present

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14

How to win the war

How to win the war

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15

How to celebrate life, even when it sucks

How to celebrate life, even when it sucks

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16

God’s presence is greater than His presents

God’s presence is greater than His presents

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17

God is our banner

God is our banner

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18

The gift we never knew we needed

The gift we never knew we needed

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19

The one person who never breaks a promise

The one person who never breaks a promise

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20

A new way to think about God’s commands

A new way to think about God’s commands

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21

Revenge isn’t as sweet as you think it will be

Revenge isn’t as sweet as you think it will be

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22

What if you are the thief?

What if you are the thief?

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23

Timing is everything

Timing is everything

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24

The key to effectiveness in the church

The key to effectiveness in the church

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25

Why you should give God your best

Why you should give God your best

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26

Worship is more than singing on Sunday

Worship is more than singing on Sunday

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27

What it means to be set apart

What it means to be set apart

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28

You were made to make a difference

You were made to make a difference

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29

Is impatience getting the better of you?

Is impatience getting the better of you?

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30

You’ve got a friend in me

You’ve got a friend in me

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31

You can come to God after a mistake

You can come to God after a mistake

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32

What happens when everyone gives what God says

What happens when everyone gives what God says

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33

How to do more than you ever thought possible

How to do more than you ever thought possible

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34

How to prepare our hearts for worship

How to prepare our hearts for worship

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