Found Pt. 1

FOUND

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Everything we really want is found in Jesus Christ!

Knowing the GREAT I AM enables us to overcome a sense of inadequacy and feeling less than.

THE GREAT I AM

Exodus 3:14 – And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, ‘Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, “I AM has sent me to you.”

“I’m not enough.” I don’t have what it takes.”

Exodus 3:7-8 – And the Lord said, “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians.

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has come down in Jesus Christ to rescue us.

The Holy One of Israel wants to work through us to advance His Kingdom.

Exodus 3:10 – Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.

Exodus 3:11 – But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

How do we overcome a sense of inadequacy and unworthiness so we can advance the Kingdom of God?

HEAR THE CALL OF GOD

If you are not a believer this morning, the Holy Spirit is calling you, by name, to come to Jesus Christ!

If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you are called to partner with Him to advance the Kingdom of God.

We are called to be a burning bush for Jesus Christ!

Exodus 3:12 – So He said, “I will certainly be with you.”

I sensed the Lord saying to me, “Let’s build Joy together!”

KNOW THE NAME OF GOD

Exodus 3:13 – Then Moses said to God. “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, the God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me What is His name? what shall I say to them?

Exodus 3:14 – And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, “I AM has sent me to you.”

I AM WHO I AM – God is. He is the Eternal Now.

Locklear – “He always was what He is. He is what He was. He will ever be what He was and is.”

John 8:58 – Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly I say to you, Before Abraham was, I AM.”

Jesus Christ is the Divine Revelation of the Great I AM.

Jesus Christ is Jehovah Rapha – I am the Lord who heals you.

Jesus Christ is Jehovah Shalom – I am the Lord your peace.

The Lord would say to us, “I will be for you all that you need be to be.”

RECEIVE THE GRACE OF GOD

Grace – God doing in us and through us what we could never do in and of ourselves.

Exodus 4:1 – “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice?”

Exodus 4:2 – So the Lord said to him. “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A rod.”

We are invited to lay down our lives at Jesus’ feet, and let His power come upon us and flow through us.

Exodus 4:10 – Then Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.

Exodus 4:11 – So the Lord said to him, “who has made man’s mouth?

Exodus 4:12 – Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”

God will work dramatically in our lives and through our lives to equip and empower us for His service.

I will be a burning bush for Jesus Christ!

Discussion Questions

Do you sometimes feel “I am not enough” or “I don’t have what it takes.”

Why do you think Moses felt so inadequate and unworthy?

Can you describe a time in your life when you encountered the Holy Presence of God?

What does it mean for God to be I AM WHO I AM?

How has God’s grace worked in your life?

Are you willing to be a burning bush for Jesus Christ?

Memory Verse

John 8:58 – Jesus said to them, “Most Assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”