An Anatomy of the Hard Heart

March 3, 2019 Speaker: Rev. Brandon Eggar Series: Exodus: Drawn Out to be Drawn In

Passage: Exodus 9:13–9:34

SERMON NOTES

“An Anatomy of the Hard Heart”

 Exodus 9:13-34

 

Prediction #1 – I will strengthen Pharaoh’s heart (4.21)

 

Prediction #2 – I will cause Pharaoh’s heart to be stubborn (7.3)

 

First Sign – The Staff – Pharaoh’s heart was strengthened (7.13)

Second Sign –  Blood – Pharaoh’s heart is a lump of lead (7.14); Pharaoh’s heart remained strengthened (7.22)

Third Sign – Frogs – Pharaoh made his heart a lump of lead (8.15)

Fourth Sign – Gnats/Lice – Pharaoh’s heart was strengthened (8.19)

Fifth Sign – Flies/Mosquitoes – Pharaoh made his heart a lump of lead this time (8.32)

Sixth Sign – Pestilence – The heart of Pharaoh was made a lump of lead (9.7)

Seventh Sign – Boils -  YHWH strengthened the heart of Pharaoh (9.12) – Fulfilment

Eighth Sign – Hail – He sinned yet again and made his heart a lump of lead (10.34) – Fulfilment; So the heart of    Pharaoh was strengthened (10.35)

Ninth Sign – Locusts – For I have made Pharaoh’s heart a lump of lead and heart of the Egyptians (10.1); YHWH strengthened Pharaoh’s heart (10.20)

Tenth Sign – Darkness – YHWH strengthened Pharaoh’s heart (10.27)

Eleventh Sign – Death – YHWH strengthened Pharaoh’s heart (11.10)

 

Remembrance – For when Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go (13.15)

 

Prediction #3 – I will strengthen Pharaoh’s heart (14.4)

The Sea – YHWH strengthened the heart of Pharaoh (14.8) – Fulfilment

 

Prediction #4 – I will strengthen the heart of the Egyptians (14.17)

The Sea – YHWH threw the Egyptians into the sea (14.27) – Fulfilment

 

Strengthen Stubborn A Lump of Lead

YHWH – (8) YHWH – (1) YHWH – (1)

Pharaoh – (0) Pharaoh – (1) Pharaoh – (3)

Pharaoh’s Heart (4) Pharaoh’s Heart – (0) Pharaoh’s Heart – (2)

Adj. – (1)

 

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