Exodus 15:1-21 (ESV)
1 Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the LORD, saying, “I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
2 The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
3 The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name.
4 “Pharaoh’s chariots and his host he cast into the sea, and his chosen officers were sunk in the Red Sea.
5 The floods covered them; they went down into the depths like a stone.
6 Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power, your right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy.
7 In the greatness of your majesty you overthrow your adversaries; you send out your fury; it consumes them like stubble.
8 At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up; the floods stood up in a heap; the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them. I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them.’
10 You blew with your wind; the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11 “Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?
12 You stretched out your right hand; the earth swallowed them.
13 “You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed; you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.
14 The peoples have heard; they tremble; pangs have seized the inhabitants of Philistia.
15 Now are the chiefs of Edom dismayed; trembling seizes the leaders of Moab; all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
16 Terror and dread fall upon them; because of the greatness of your arm, they are still as a stone, till your people, O LORD, pass by, till the people pass by whom you have purchased.
17 You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain, the place, O LORD, which you have made for your abode, the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established.
18 The LORD will reign forever and ever.”
19 For when the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, the LORD brought back the waters of the sea upon them, but the people of Israel walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea.
20 Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing.
21 And Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”
Sermonic Sub-Title: Sing Triumphantly (This national song glorified the Lord who the Hebrews gave full credit for their triumphant victory over Pharaoh and his Egyptian Army.)
Sermonic Facts: This is arguably the oldest song in scripture. (Hebrews national song)
Sermonic Idea: The Israelites were completely helpless to defend themselves, their only hope was the miraculous working power of their covenantal keeping God. (This song is theologically sound and lyrically rich.)
Sermonic Tension: You have a formidable enemy. (Satan)
Sermonic Point: The Lord has the power to deliver you. (Israel were slaves in Egypt for four hundred years.)
Sermonic Structure: (There are three moves within this sermonic presentation)
I. THIS SONG CAUSED THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL TO LOOK UP IN REVERENCE (verses 1-6)
A. The Lord is Moses Strength
B. The Lord is Moses Song
C. The Lord has become Moses Salvation
II. THIS SONG CAUSED THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL TO LOOK BACK AT THEIR REDEMPTION (verses 7-16)
A. The Lord Redeemed Israel from the hands of the Egyptians
B. The Lord Redeemed Everyone
C. The Lord in Redeeming Israel totally annihilated their Enemy
III. THIS SONG CAUSED THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL TO LOOK FORWARD AND REJOICE (verses 17-21)
A. Israel held on to the Lord's Promise
B. Israel had the Lord's Protection
C. Israel knew that they were the Lord's Possession
Sermonic Cross Reference:
Revelation 15:1-4 (ESV)
1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished.
2 And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.
3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!
4 Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
Sermonic Doctrine: This song reveals Salvation, Monotheism and the Omnipotence of the Lord.
From the Latin omnipotent, "all powerful." God's attribute of infinite power.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
A. Regeneration, or the new birth, is a work of God’s grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace. Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire personality to Him as Lord and Savior.
B. Justification is God’s gracious and full acquittal upon principles of His righteousness of all sinners who repent and believe in Christ. Justification brings the believer unto a relationship of peace and favor with God.
C. Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God’s purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual maturity through the presence and power of the holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace should continue throughout the regenerate person’s life.
D. Glorification is the culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the redeemed.
Genesis 3.15; Exodus 3.14-17; 6.2-8; Matthew 1.21; 4.17; 16.21-26; 27.22; 28.6; Luke 1.68-69; 2.28-32; John 1.11-14, 29; 3.3-21, 36; 5.24; 10.9, 28-29; 15.1-16; 17.17; Acts 2.21; 4.12; 15.11; 16.30-31; 17.30-31; 20.32; Romans 1.16-18; 2.4; 3.23-25; 4.3ff.; 5.8-10; 6.1-23; 8.1-18, 29-39; 10.9-10, 13; 13.11-14; I Corinthians 1.18,30; 6.19-20; 15.10; II Corinthians 5.17-20; Galatians 2.20; 3.13; 5.22-25; 6.15; Ephesians 1.7; 2.8-22; 4.11-16; Philippians 2.12-13; Colossians 1.9-22; 3.1ff.; I Thessalonians 5.23-24; II Timothy 1.12; Titus 2.11-14; Hebrews 2.1-3; 5.8-9; 9.24-28; 11.1; 12.18, 14; James 2.14-26; I Peter 1.2-23; I John 1.6; 2.11; Revelation 3.20; 21.1; 22.5
MONOTHEISM ~ From the Greek mono, “one” and theos, “God.” The belief that there is one God and only one God. In the OT God strove to teach Israel that He alone was God; the NT clearly revealed that God was a Trinity, three in one. Acts 17.22-31; I Corinthians 8.4-6