Worshipping the Golden Calf – November 23, 2008

Worshipping the Golden Calf

Texts: Psalm 106:1-2, 19-23, 47-48; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14; Exodus 32:1-24; Psalm 24:3-6

We near the conclusion of our journey through Genesis and Exodus, with the people of God waiting near the base of the mountain as Moses travels back and forth to negotiate the terms of the covenant with God. As Moses spends 40 days at the top of the mountain, the people get tired of waiting and ask Aaron to create a god who would lead them. Pastor Jon talks about how we sometimes turn to pacifiers when the going gets tough, instead of turning to the God who created us.