Welcome to Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church
Mt. Rose MBC and its Mt. Seriah campus have resumed "in-person" worship services. However, be advised that given health officials' guidance during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are maintaining social distancing by family groups, and all members of the congregation are asked to wear masks. Other church programs and activities will continue to be held via telephone and video conferencing until further notice. This includes a telephone conference for Bible Study/Sunday School on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Rev. (Dr.) John D. Harris
We are so delighted and blessed that you are visiting our website. Thank God for this opportunity to welcome you to our fellowship.
If you are looking for a church in the Brenham community, our doors are always open to you. This is truly a place where you can grow and build in the Kingdom of God.
If you have not accepted Christ as your Savior, allow us the opportunity to introduce you to Him so that you can enjoy an abundant life here and eternally. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to visit our site often for Christian inspiration for living, highlights, calendar events, Bible information, etc. Our goal is to communicate the Word of God and provide the opportunity for members to use their spiritual gifts to minister to people in need and make disciples for Christ.
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Bible Study Lesson for October 28th @ 7:00 p.m., CDT
"God Meets Moses Alone" (Exodus 24:12-18)
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(Below study notes are from the Sunday School study book by Union Gospel Press.)
Time Period: 1445 B.C.
Place: Mount Sinai
"And the sight of the glory of the Lord was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel" (Exodus 24:17).
God is glorious! He is far and above anything we can imagine with our finite human minds. He is all-knowing, all-powerful, and present everywhere at once, infinitely above any rival claim of power or authority. The fact that God is glorious also means that He is deserving of every iota of praise and obedience from His creation.
If you have attended church for any length of time, you have likely heard the term "glorify" in the context of worship. Even though God is all-sufficient and does not need our praise or adoration, He nevertheless desires us to offer Him worship through singing songs, loving others, and living for Him.
But as you worship the Lord at church, you will not encounter the glory of the Lord appearing "like devouring fire" over the pulpit or the choir. He appeared to the congregation of Israel over Mount Sinai in this manner for a special purpose. It was a sight that 'struck awe and fear into the hearts of onlookers, overwhelming them with a sense of the Lord's power and supremacy.
It is easy to embrace the blessings and benefits of God's love, but to consider this intimidating picture of God's power and majesty requires an admission that we deserve a fate far worse than what we are currently enjoying on earth.
But this is the unchanging God whom Moses approached alone on Mount Sinai.
—J. A. Littler
1. Christian leaders should spend time alone with God in prayer and study (Ex. 24:12).
2. A godly, prayerful support team is vital to the success of Christian ministry (vs. 13).
3. Christian leaders should learn to delegate duties so they can extend the reach of their ministry (vs. 14).
4. God is always with His people, even in frightening and confusing times when they do not sense His presence (vss. 15-16).
5. We approach our holy God through faith in Christ, never in our own righteousness (vs. 17).
6. Believers should draw closer to God in times of testing and decision (vs. 18).
—Cheryl Y. Powell
RESEARCH AND DISCUSSION
1. How is a Christian's life affected by spending time alone with God?
2. How does our access to God today compare with Moses' access to Him?
3. How was Moses training Joshua for future leadership (Ex. 24)? How does Moses provide an example for leaders today? Why is such training important in today's churches?
4. What does Moses' description of the glory of God teach us today about faith and about God's desire to be known by His people?
5. What does this passage teach us about reverence for God in prayer and Bible study?
—Cheryl Y. Powell