In part 5 of this series of sermons going into detail of the story of Israel ’ s Exodus from Egypt, we examine insights into the mind and character of the Egyptian Pharaoh as revealed in the biblical account, how Pharaoh is a type of Satan the devil, how national leaders can at times be their own nations’ worst enemies, the devastating economic impact of the plague on Egypt’s livestock, which Egyptian gods and goddesses were shown powerless in the face of the fifth through eight plagues, what it means when Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, the biblical clue that shows the plagues were spread out over a number of months, God’s instructions to the Israelites to remember these events, and what we gain (and lose) by remembering or failing to remember.
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. He also pastors congregations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Frisco, Colorado.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 40 years.