“Mount Sinai” The Mountains Are Calling: Week 2 (Exodus 19-20:20)

Exodus 19:1-20:20/ May 5, 2019 / Dr. Todd Gray

This week we look at the encounter Moses had with God on Mount Sinai. When we read this story, we usually think about the 10 Commandments but there is so much more there for Christians to learn from today. God is Holy and we are not but He has made us a way to come into His presence through Christ.

1. God Is Holy

  • EXODUS 19:3-8 “Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel.” So Moses came and called the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the LORD had commanded him. All the people answered together and said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do!” And Moses brought back the words of the people to the LORD.”
  • EXODUS 19:12 “You shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, ‘Beware that you do not go up on the mountain or touch the border of it; whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death.”
  • EXODUS 19:16-18“So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.” And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the LORD descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently.”

2. We Are Not Worthy

  • EXODUS 19:10-11 “The LORD also said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments; and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.”
  • EXODUS 19:14-15 “So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and consecrated the people, and they washed their garments. He said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman.”



3. The 10 Commandments

  1. You shall have no other gods before me
  2. You shall not make for yourself a idol or graven image or worship them
  3. You shall not take the LORD’s name in vain
  4. Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy
  5. Honor you father and mother
  6. You shall not murder
  7. You shall not commit adultery
  8. You shall not steal
  9. You shall not lie or bear false testimony
  10. You shall not covet your neighbors stuff

  • EXODUS 20:20 “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin.”
  • EXODUS 19:5-6 “…if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.”
  • 1 Peter 2:9 “But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”

4. Consecrate Yourselves