The festive songs of Moses and Miriam set the tempo for Rally Day worship on Sunday,
September 13 at 9:00 a.m. Their songs celebrate the deliverance of Israel from bondage. It is
praise functioning as both adoration and as witness, as an honoring of God and as a witness
about God before all the world. The sermon, “The Horse and the Rider,” uses the text, Exodus
A simple report of a group of enslaved people escaping from Egypt would have put the fear of
God in few, if any. But if that escape is interpreted in terms of God hearing and heeding the
cries of the oppressed, then we live in a world alive with divine purpose. Their songs of praise
insist God is the decisive factor in their rescue from Pharaoh’s army.