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September 5, 2010

Sunday September 5th, the lesson was given by Leland Maples who was visiting for Labor Day weekend.  The scripture reading was in Numbers 20: 7-12 KJV which says “7 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink. 9 And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him. 10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? 11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. 12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.”  This lesson tells the story of how God did not let Moses take the children of Israel into the promised land because he did not obey God’s word.  This is a great story to hear Leland explain the holiness of God’s word.  Be sure and listen now.



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