Thanks for joining us on this journey through the book of Exodus!

We are excited to walk through this foundational book as a church, reading and reflecting on what God has done in the past as we anticipate the coming of Easter. Just as God leads the Israelites out of Egypt into physical freedom, so too does Jesus lead us out of darkness into His glorious light.

This blog will offer reflections and teaching from Riverwood leaders as they read through Exodus, with a comment section for you to add your voice to the conversation. You can also share what you are reading and learning on social media, using the hashtag #40daysoffreedom

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Exodus 40: Obey!

Do you cringe a little bit at the word ‘obey’? I think it’s a natural part of our independent, willful […]

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Exodus 39: The Cost of Building God’s Dwelling Place

In verse 32 of this chapter we read the words that I’d been looking forward to for a while, “And […]

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Exodus 38: Searching For The Secrets

I love music. Not just listening to it and playing it, but analyzing it. I’m going to go a little music […]

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Exodus 37: Executing the Details

The first time I read Exodus 37, two thoughts came to my mind. 1. God really likes gold. 2. Why […]

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Exodus 36: OK! That's Enough!

It’s been quite the journey we’ve been on the last few chapters. From Moses being up the mountain for forty […]

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Exodus 35: A Creative God

One of my favourite things about God is that he is creative! Not only can I see an incredible sunrise […]

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Exodus 34: Just You and Me!

Ok it sounds a little intimidating to me when God says to Moses “present yourself to Me. Don’t bring anyone else […]

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Exodus 33: Now Show Me Your Glory

As I have read through Exodus I have loved watching God and Moses’ relationship develop. Back in chapter three when […]

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Exodus 32: Habits

How is Lent going for you? I grew up in a church that never mentioned Lent. I didn’t hear learn […]

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Exodus 31: Set Apart

What struck me right away as I read through the start of Exodus Chapter 31 was that God chose and […]

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Exodus 30: The Destructive Dessert

In Chapter 30 we are looking at more very detailed instructions from God about His temple as well as the […]

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Exodus 29: Do Crazy Stuff

Wow! Really? Exodus 29? It is a chapter about clothes and blood and sacrifice and other stuff. What could this […]

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Exodus 28: How Are You Dressed Today?

Today we move from the construction and the furnishing of the tabernacle – a visible centre for God’s presence and […]

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Exodus 27: Don't Do It!

Don’t do it! Don’t just skim over these chapters in Exodus that are packed with ‘temple-decor-directives’, assuming there is nothing […]

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Exodus 26: God's Desire to Dwell With Us

I think the bloggers of the recent chapters have summed up pretty well the thoughts we’re having reading this part […]

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Exodus 25: The Ark of the Convenant

Well….reading through chapter 25 quite honestly feels a little bit like reading through the instruction sheet of a newly purchased […]

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Exodus 24: God's Love Letter

These chapters of Exodus can be seen as dry, boring, and irrelevant to our lives today. As we are bombarded […]

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Exodus 23: Reading The Fine Print

I’ll admit I wanted to skim over chapter 23. What could I learn from God’s instructions about how the Israelites […]

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Exodus 22: God's Passion For Us

People matter to God. Our worship is for God alone. That pretty much sums up Exodus 22 – a selection […]

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Exodus 21: It's My Choice To Make

In Chapter 21 Moses receives further instructions as to how the Israelites should live now that they have been freed […]

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Exodus 20: A Jealous God

I like rules. I’m a black and white kind of person. Rules bring boundaries and define something to be right […]

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Exodus 19: Remember Who You're Talking To

In this chapter, Moses and the Israelites arrive at Mount Sinai, where God presents His covenant; and appears before them. […]

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Exodus 18: Get A Crew

Moses is perhaps the greatest leader history has ever seen (other than Jesus of course). I mean, the guy led […]

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Exodus 17: Being There For Each Other

As I read through Chapter 17 of the book of Exodus, what stood out to me from a life perspective […]

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Exodus 16: Losing Perspective

So here we are six weeks after the Israelites were saved from captivity and they are grumbling. Not just a […]

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Exodus 15: Posture of Worship

It’s crazy to think how powerful God truly is… (i.e.,. He just split a sea!!!) In Chapter 15, Moses leads […]

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Exodus 14: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

I love the Prince of Egypt! What an incredible work of art that so beautifully represents the first chapters of […]

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Exodus 13: The Long Way Home

God knows the human heart. The Israelites haven’t even left Egypt, and God already knows that they are going to […]

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Exodus 12: Walking Through Doorways Causes Forgetting

I am sure you have experienced losing your keys, your sunglasses, or standing up from the dinner table to go […]

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Exodus 11: Undeserved Freedom

Exodus 11 is a tiny chapter of only ten verses but it’s pivotal because of how it marks the turning […]

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Exodus 10: A Present God

I probably should be bothered by a plague of locusts filling the land. Or a darkness so severe that nobody […]

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Exodus 9: His Timing is Perfect Timing

This chapter really spoke to me as I began to read it, I have known this narrative for almost my […]

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Exodus 8: Little Big Victories

Chapter 8 of Exodus begins seven days after the plague of blood and brings us into the thick of the […]

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Exodus 7: Respites

Respite: a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant. The respites from the world are easy […]

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Exodus 6: An Awesome God

In the early 90’s I was a computer instructor living in Edmonton. One summer I spent 6 weeks training the […]

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Exodus 5: The Path Is Simple, But Not Easy!

Does following God ever feel like it just gets harder and harder? That is the experience of Moses and Aaron […]

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Exodus 4: What's In Your Toolbox?

As we continue our reading of the book of Exodus, we find ourselves at the beginning of chapter 4. As […]

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Exodus 3: "I Will Be With You!"

In the midst of an ordinary day, possibly a boring one at that, Moses’ attention is torn away from the […]

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Exodus 2: Identity Crisis

By the end of chapter 2, we have seen in just a handful of verses much of Moses life summarized […]

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Exodus 1: When Your World is Turned Upside Down!

It’s amazing how upside-down your world can turn in the span of a mere eight verses! Genesis chapter 50 ended […]

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