First United Methodist Church | Bakersfield
WALK BY FAITH 1
Sermon Notes and Announcements for September 13, 2020 | Hebrews 11:5-8; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, 5:5-10
Locations & Times
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  • First United Methodist Church Campus
    4600 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
    Sunday 7:22 AM
“For we live by faith, not by sight,” 2nd Corinthians 5:7
Faith is hope with its __________.
A Spiritual Thing
Yet behind, beneath, and around this life and world is a _________ reality.
Hebrews 11:3: “By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.” appointed part of life.
Original Intent
Right from the beginning, with Adam and Eve, God intended for humans ________ with Him. Read Genesis 3:8.
To walk with God means to walk in the _________ life, since God is spirit.
Walking by faith in God means to trust God, even when you __________ the road ahead.
Faith is as __________ to us just as blood is to human life or oxygen is to our lungs.
Answer God’s Call
The call is to walk with Him and to be _________ to call to others.
Genesis 5:9 – “Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time;” Noah walked with God.
Abraham: “Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you,’” Genesis 12:1.
. . .walk before me and be thou perfect,” Genesis 17:1
Moses: “There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush . . . God called to him out of the bush. . .” Exodus 3:2-3.
When’s the last time God has _______ to you from a burning bush?
Disciples of Jesus
The figures from the Bible . . . are remembered simply as examples of faith in God . . . faith leading to _______.
God Calls You
To walk by faith is ____ just an exercise for the pastor or other church leaders.
Believers who humbly walked by faith were the ones who changed __________ for the better.

LET US KNOW YOU WERE HERE

If you viewed our worship service today, please fill out this short Online Attendance and Prayer Request form linked here. Thank you for joining us for our live stream worship gathering!

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GIVING

Thank you for financially supporting FUMC with tithes and offerings! In the midst of this uncertainty, we appreciate your support! Please give via the church website, or mail it to the church at 4600 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93309, drop off your gift during weekday business hours. 

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BLOOD DRIVE, SEPTEMBER 20, 8AM-1PM
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If you are interested in participating in our annual FUMC Blood Drive please contact Duane Spickler at 661-331-8090 (text or call) email him at dspickler@bak.rr.com and let him know.
LIVESTREAM UPGRADE UPDATE
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We give thanks and praise to God for your generosity! You’ve seen the need for new cameras and controllers and because you responded quickly. In addition to your gifts and a grant we received from monies from the former Kern Missionary Extension Society, we are now fully funded for the Livestream Upgrade Project. The cameras are now installed and we're using them in worship! Hopefully you're seeing a huge difference!
FACEBOOK LIVE CONNECT
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Join us on Facebook at 7:30 PM as Andrew leads a study of 1 Peter. This week we will look at 1 Peter 3:1-7. After the Bible discussion we will have a brief time of meditation and prayer.
FIRST EXPERIENCES PRESCHOOL
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Is up and running for Fall, including a full Kindergarten class! If you are interested in enrolling your preschooler, or know anyone who is, please contact Sam at 661-395-0225, email at firstpreschool@bak.rr.com, or register on their website: www.firstpreschool.org.

VOLUNTEER IN THE COMMUNITY

If you would like an opportunity to volunteer, please look at volunteer opportunities at City Serve. Currently there are opportunities in the City Serve warehouse and at the new low barrier homeless shelter.

https://cityservesocal.com/bakersfield/
RIGHT NOW MEDIA
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RightNow Media has a wealth of Biblically-based videos to help you as you study the Bible with your small group, in your daily devotion, as well as entertainment for kids! If you would like access to their content, call or email the church office at 661.325.1267/ office@fumcbakersfield.org,we would love to help connect you!

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WEBSITE

Please check out our website!

http://www.fumcbakersfield.org/index.html