Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message at Eastbrook Church this past weekend entitled “The One Name” from our series on Exodus 3 & 4, “The Name.”
- Is there any significance from your given name related to family history, relatives or an event? What is it?
- This week, we continue our series “The Name” with a look at Exodus 3:13-22. Before you begin your study, ask God to speak to you through the Scripture. Then, read that passage aloud.
- As Moses converses with God in verse 13, he asks a question that leads into an extended response from God. What is the question and what do you think Moses is really asking?Read More »
I continued our series, “The Name,” this weekend at Eastbrook Church by looking at Exodus 3:13-22. My message, “The One Name,” is really the heart of this series and this passage, where God reveals His name to Moses. I drew parallels for this message from Exodus 6:1-8.
You can listen to my message at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also follow the RSS feed for Eastbrook sermons or follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter or Facebook.
The message outline from the bulletin is included below.
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I began our new series, “The Name,” this weekend at Eastbrook Church. This series explores Moses’ encounter with the Living God at the burning bush in Exodus 3 and 4. My message today focused on the fact that God meets with us even in the wilderness places of our lives, and came from Exodus 2:23-3:3:
23 During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God.24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. 25 So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.
3:1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”
You can listen to my message, “Caught in the Middle of Things,” at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also follow the RSS feed for Eastbrook sermons or follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter or Facebook.
The message outline from the bulletin is included below. I must confess that I didn’t stick to that outline too strictly today.
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This coming weekend at Eastbrook Church, we will begin a series entitled, “The Name.” This is the first of three short series from the book of Exodus that we will delve into over the next year.
This series will look at Moses’ encounter with God at the burning bush in Exodus 3 and 4, where God reveals who He is (His name) and, at the same time, reveals who Moses is.
St. Augustine said: “You have created us for Yourself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in You.” If we were made by and for God, then the most important thing for us to develop in our lives is an appropriate understanding of God. When Moses encounters God at the burning bush, God reveals Himself in a way that is unique in the Hebrew Bible. God shares His name with Moses. The Name is more than just a word. It is a statement about the character and identity of God in general and in relation to human beings. All of us need to have a transforming encounter with the Name of God.
August 10/11 – Caught in the Middle of Things (Exodus 2:23-3:3)
August 17/18 – When God Calls Your Name (Exodus 3:4-12)
August 24/25 – The One Name (Exodus 3:13-22)
August 31/Sept 1 – Living in the One Name (Exodus 4:1-17)
Join us over the next four weekends for “The Name”!