Sermon Series: Knowing God

9/12 - 10/25/2020

How do you know God? This is a question that propels many into the church, Bible studies, prayer groups, and worship. This is a question that haunts Christians decades after their baptism, and it is the question we will explore as a community of faith as we read through the story of Exodus, when God was made known to God’s people through acts of salvation.

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10/24 - 10/25/2020 | Tabernacle

How do you know God? After thirty-nine chapters of Moses and the people learning to know the God of their ancestors, the Tabernacle is built. God chooses to take up permanent residence with the Israelites, guiding them on their journey. In the same way, God chooses to live within the church and our hearts, if we simply make room for the presence of the Holy Spirit.

10/17 - 10/18/2020 | Forgiveness

The people of God forget. This is a constant tale we read in scripture: God is faithful, offering salvation, and God’s people are forgetful, looking for salvation in the wrong places. Yet Moses has come to know God, and because of that he has real, true conversation with Yahweh, resulting in forgiveness and renewal of the covenant. Can we have the same honest conversations with the Almighty?

10/10 - 10/11/2020 | Sabbath

We worship a God who saves, creates, and rests. Moses has worked for so long to bring God’s people into freedom and new life, and finally they seem to have arrived. What does Moses learn about God now? God rests. It seems we forget this aspect of God in our busy lives, and yet the call to Sabbath, to know God even in rest and renewal, is expected of us too.

10/3 - 10/4/2020 | Creation

“…You shall be for me a priestly Kingdom and a holy nation.” In these words, God created a nation, a family, the people of God. In the chapters that follow this powerful proclamation, we witness God’s creativity in giving Israel the way of life that would form them into the people God hoped they would be. God’s creation is an on-going act, stretching from Genesis, to the birth of Israel, to our lives today.

9/26 - 9/27/2020 | Sustenance

“Is the LORD among us or not?” For many of us, this question is uncomfortably familiar after a year that has not gone as any of us expected. After witnessing the faithful rescue of God, this rag-tag group of travelers still isn’t sure of this God they are just beginning to know. Yet God’s gracious response to their doubts and to ours, is to answer their deepest needs.

9/19 - 9/20/2020 | Rescue

What does salvation sound like? Moses comes to realize God’s faithfulness after a round-about rescue through the Red Sea. In these verses we hear the words of someone who has experienced God’s salvation against impossible odds, and we witness Moses knowing God as more than a burning bush, but as salvation itself.

9/12 - 9/13/2020 | Calling

Many of us know the story of Moses accepting God’s call at the burning bush. Yet as he and Aaron began to live out God’s call, things seemed to get worse instead of better. Just as Moses is beginning to discover who God is, things go horribly wrong and Moses blames God for it all. Even as he expresses his anger in the wrong place, God’s patient love pushes Moses to continue fulfilling his call to help free the Hebrews.

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