“God With Us?” Part 2 - The God of the Burning Bush - Mark Brauss

September 24th, 2017

⌂ The Wilderness of Life …. Exodus 3:1

 

 

 

⌂ A Bush of Fire …. Exodus 2:2-3

 

 

⌂ When God Calls You …. Exodus 3:4-6

 

□ Holy Ground

 

□ Identification

 

⌂ The Need …. Exodus 3:7-9

 

• 3 Powerful Truths about God

 

→ God sees our misery.

 

→ God hears when we cry out.

 

→ God is concerned when we suffer.

 

 

⌂ The Rescue …. Exodus 3:10-12

 

• God sends…..

 

• Ambassador? ….. II Corinthians 5:20

 

• Resistance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

⌂ Giving Excuses to God……

 

□ Excuse #1 “I don’t have all the answers!”

•Exodus 3:13-14

 

 

□ Excuse #2 “I may not have their respect.”

•Exodus 4:1

 

 

□ Excuse #3 “I am not a public speaker.”

•Exodus 4:10-12

 

 

□ Exodus #4 “I am not qualified.”

•Exodus 4:13

 

 

☼ Application

 

◊ What is my burning bush where God is speaking to me?

 

◊ Am I listening to God?

 

◊ Am I resisting God’s call on my life?

 

◊ What are my excuses?

 

 

☼ Three Cautions……

 

→ Be certain it is God’s voice.

 

→ Be confident in His power.

 

→ Be comfortable with His plan.

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“God With Us?” Part 1 - From the Beginning - Bob Levin

September 17th, 2017

  • Blessed “out of our minds”

                 Created to be like God… 1:1; 1:26-27

                        Deuteronomy 6:4

 

                 Blessed & celebrated… 1:28

 

     Junior partners

                        rule… 1:28   

                        paradox… 2:7

                        power of choice… 2:16-17

 

     Birthright >>> healthy & free… 2:23-25

                 Extra credit: Read Psalm 8

 

  • Life “East of Eden”

 

     The trap… 3:1-5

 

           The bait… 3:6    cp. I John 2:16

 

 

                 Ensnared!... 3:7-13

 

 

  • God still with us? >>> stubborn love… 3:20    
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Comfortable? - Mark Brauss

September 11th, 2017

 

☼ The Danger of Comfort …. Exodus 3:7-10

 

     □ Moses

                    ⌂ Fear …. Exodus 3:11

 

                   ⌂ Partnership …. Exodus 3:12

 

                    ⌂ A God Shaped Mission…

 

 

    ► How much will you miss by being committed

        to being comfortable?

 

 

      □ Caleb & Joshua …. Numbers 13:1

 

            ⌂ The Comfort Report …. Numbers 13:27-32

 

 

         ⌂ The Rebellion for Comfort …. Numbers 14:1-2

 

         

          ⌂ The Challenge to Comfort …. Numbers 14:5-9

 

 

            ⌂ When God Shows Up …. Numbers 14:10-12

 

               ◊ Consequences …. Numbers 14:36-38

 

 

      ► Is God calling you out of your comfort zone?

  

☼ The Safety of Comfort ….. John 21: 3

 

    □ Peter

                  ⌂ When Comfort Betrays….. Luke 22:60-62

 

 

                 ⌂ When God Surprises You…. John 21:4-12

 

 

                  ⌂ When God Questions You ….. John 21:15-17

 

     ► Am I too comfortable with playing it safe?

 

         

☼ The Control of Comfort …..

 

    □ Paul

                  ⌂ The Pride of Control…. Philippians 3:4-6

 

 

                 ⌂ When God takes control…. Acts 9:1-6

 

 

          ► What do I need to give up control of?

 

 

☼ The Sacrifice of Comfort ….

 

     □ The Challenge and Call of Jesus…. Matthew 16:24-28

 

 

Application

 

  • Am I too comfortable?

 

  • What would Jesus say to me?
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Work-a-Day World - Bob Levin

September 5th, 2017

From 'live to work' to 'work to live' - Genesis 2:15, 3:17-19

Biblical work ethic >>> a practical result - Proverbs 10:4-5, 6:6-11, 19:24

God of the weekend - Ex 20:8-10, Romans 14:5

An integrated faith >>>> shoe leather spirituality - 2 Thessalonians 3:7-11, 1 Corinthians 10:31, 15:10

Working & living beyond self - 1 Timothy 5:8, Ephesians 4:28

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