This message was the third part of the ‘Bringing Life’ series, preached at Christ Church Manchester’s church in Gorton in mid 2015. The full series included the following sermons:
- Bringing Life – Part 1 (by Tom O’Toole)
- Bringing Life – Part 2 (by Stu Gosling)
- Bringing Life – Part 3 (by Andy Armstrong)
- Bringing Life – Part 4 (by Tom O’Toole)
- Bringing Life – Part 5 (by Stu Gosling)
- Bringing Life – Part 6 (by Andy Armstrong)
- Bringing Life – Part 7 (by Tom O’Toole)
- Bringing Life – Part 8 (by Stu Gosling)
This sermon was based on Numbers 20:2-11.
The Waters of Meribah
2Now there was no water for the congregation. And they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. 3And the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Would that we had perished when our brothers perished before the Lord! 4Why have you brought the assembly of the Lord into this wilderness, that we should die here, both we and our cattle? 5And why have you made us come up out of Egypt to bring us to this evil place? It is no place for grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, and there is no water to drink.” 6Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the entrance of the tent of meeting and fell on their faces. And the glory of the Lord appeared to them, 7and the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 8″Take the staff, and assemble the congregation, you and Aaron your brother, and tell the rock before their eyes to yield its water. So you shall bring water out of the rock for them and give drink to the congregation and their cattle.” 9And Moses took the staff from before the Lord, as he commanded him.
Moses Strikes the Rock
10Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels: shall we bring water for you out of this rock?” 11And Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock with his staff twice, and water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their livestock.