Summary: Imagine you’re taking a walk on a lonely hillside on a hot summer day. A furze bush catches fire, but instead of burning up it keeps on burning! That would take your attention and make you think, “What’s going on? Is someone trying to say something to me?”
The Burning Bush Encounter
1. Exodus 2.1-15
2. Exodus 3.1-5
3. Ps. 116
A missionary to Africa many years ago told of a woman who came to every service, accompanied by her dog. She would sit on the outside, next to the aisle. At the end of the service, when the pastor gave the invitation to come forward for prayer, she would go forward, and the dog would come along beside her.
The woman’s husband was a hard, abusive man. In fact, he beat her so severely because of her Christian lifestyle that she died. There must not have been any law enforcement in that part of Africa then, because the man was not arrested. So he was left alone with the dog. He began to notice that every Wednesday evening about 7 p.m. the dog would disappear for about two hours. Also, every Sunday morning, the dog would leave about 9 and return about noon. Sunday evening, again the dog would leave for a couple of hours and then return.
The man’s curiosity was so aroused that he decided to follow the dog. He followed it to the church and he took a seat in the back to watch. The dog sat down near the aisle, in his usual place. After the service, he watched the dog go forward and take his place at the altar, where his wife had prayed. The man was so touched in his spirit that he, too, went forward and gave his life to Christ. So God used a dog to lead a hardened sinner to repentance
Imagine you’re taking a walk on a lonely hillside on a hot summer day. A furze bush catches fire, but instead of burning up it keeps on burning! That would take your attention and make you think, “What’s going on? Is someone trying to say something to me?”
Moses is tending his Father-in-law’s flocks one day out in the desert near Mt Horeb, when he sees an amazing thing. There, over on the side of the mountain is a bush on fire, but not being burnt up. So he goes over to investig1ate and discovers that the reason it’s burning is because God is present within it. God speaks to him and explains why he’s come to speak to Moses.
1. Separation in the wilderness: (Exodus 3.3)
Separation is a very hard time where people go in to the loose everything because of some tragedy that had take place in their life..
2. Rejection in the wilderness. (Exo. 2. 13-14)
a. Esther was alone in the Kings harem.
b. Daniel was alone in the prayer room three times a day.
c. John was alone with God on the Isle of Patmos, and look at the revelation that he got.
You have to have an alone time with God. Just you and God. That’s what Moses did. There has to be a time when there is just you and Jesus. And that needs to happen every day.
3. Hopeless situation in the wilderness (Exo. 3.1)
When Moses was hopeless in the wilderness God found him and called him.
Your life may be I the situation without hope God is seeking for you alone