First United Methodist Church | Bakersfield
Sermon Notes and Announcements for September 27, 2020 | Exodus 3:1-6, 10-14 and Hebrews 11:23-29
Locations & Times
  • First United Methodist Church Campus
    4600 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
    Sunday 7:22 AM
For we live by faith, not by sight, 2 Corinthians 5:7
To walk by faith is ___________ to God’s call to follow Him.
From Privilege to Poverty
One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand, Exodus 2:11-12.
Moses went from the royal palace to desert ________.
When we have become more attuned to God we will understand that “_______” is calling.
God’s Call Revived
While working for his father-in-law as a goat herder, Moses came upon a burning bush. 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 . . .God called to him out of the bush. . .Exodus 3:2-3.
God uses all kinds of things, unusual or mundane, to get our _________.
__________ means we are ready to do the most insignificant thing or the biggest thing for God.
Walking With Others
By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night, Exodus 13:2.
Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? . . .It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert! Exodus 14:10-14.
Then the LORD said to Moses, why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground, Exodus 14:15-16.
Which took ____________: to trust God or to face the fear, anger and accusations of the Israelites?
Very few Christians consciously disobey God, they simply ________ Him.
Didn’t Jesus say, If you love me, you will keep my commandments? John 14:15.
Faith in God will often put you ________ with the morality of unredeemed human culture.
Your Walk of Faith
Moses _________ to God and made effort to walk by faith.
These are the days for God to _____ to you.
A closer walk with God will reveal your ________.

Jesus said, . . .surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age, Matthew 28:20.


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There are several ways you can celebrate World Communion Sunday, in-person or online.
1. First, wear attire that represents your ethnicity or nation of origin, or another nation that’s special to you.
2. If you’re planning to join us online, make your World Communion setup as international as possible.
3. Take pictures of you, your family, and your Communion setup if you’ll be joining us at home, post on social media and tag FUMC.
4. If you would like to participate in the World Communion Sunday offering we invite you to do that by designating a portion of your online offering to the church.


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