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Summary: 6 of 10. Exodus records the significance of God’s call to Moses. Answering God’s call is a significant challenge. But why? 16 challenges of/to answering God’s call. God’s call presents a challenge to...

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The CHALLENGE OF GOD's CALL-VI—Exodus 3:1-22

Assistance/Availability/Discovering/Significance

Attention:

Dog days of summer—Sweltering hot day—Humidity saps your energy—Sweat just stepping outside—

BUT you go to Ichetucknee Springs—Rent a tube—Walk to the put-in point at the northern end of the river—You decide to brave the alligators, snapping turtles, cottonmouth moccasins, & mosquitoes—You jump in!—The water is so cold that your whole body draws in on itself as if you’ve walked into a meat locker barefooted!—You settle into your inner tube & the current takes you along a most beautiful ride—The trees hanging over the river offer a respite from the blazing sun—Spanish moss blows in the occasional hot breeze—Resurrection fern colors the bare trunks of trees with a rich green hue because it has rained the day before—Fish are at your legs & feet—An occasional lilly blooms on the bank—Turtles plop into the water from their water-bound log as you approach—Your friends &/or family are all floating down-river with you as you enjoy their company & conversation...

...OR...

Before you take the plunge, You could assume the worst—The alligator will make a meal of me following the scent of blood from the snapping turtle’s having taken off two few of my toes, just after the cottonmouth has bitten me on the neck, after the rabid raccoon broke my skin as it chased me into the river!

There is a Challenge offered by Ichetucknee Springs! Fun or Fear! But you will never be able to experience the fun, if you invent & live in imagined fear!

The same Challenge is offered by God’s Call!

Exodus records the significance of God’s call to Moses.

Answering God’s call presents a significant challenge.

To What does God’s call present a challenge?

16 challenges of/to God’s call.

We found earlier that,

God’s call presents a challenge to...

1. Our OCCUPATION(:1)

2. Our OBSERVATION(:2-3)

3. Our AVAILABILITY(:4)

4. Our APPROACH(:5)

5. Our AWE(:6)

6. Our COMPASSION(:7-9)

7. Our INABILITY(:10-11)

8—God’s call presents a challenge to...

Our POWER(:12a)

Explanation:(:12a)

:12—“So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.” ”

God’s counter to Moses’ inadequacy is a “certainty,” on Moses’ part, that God Himself will “be with” him.

“Certainly”—yk keey—Conj.—1) That, for, because, when, as though, as, because that, but, then, certainly, except, surely, since. Strong—a primitive particle[the full form of the prepositional prefix] indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication)very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.


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