West End United Methodist Church

Following an Unnameable God

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Sunday service

We continue reading the Bible with a passage from Exodus,  the familiar story of Moses and the burning bush.  Although, according to Genesis, the Israelites originally went to Egypt to seek relief from famine, they have since become enslaved.  In this story, God calls Moses to be God’s representative to Pharaoh and free God’s people.  Moses, however, is hesitant and offers several reasons he is not the one to do this.  But God assures Moses that God will be with him.  When Moses asks God’s name, God’s response has been one of the great mysteries of the Bible: “I AM who I AM.”  God further identifies God’s self as the God of Moses’s ancestors.  The story demonstrates that God is awesome and unknowable, but also very much relates to humans.  It is a lesson for us – we are called to do God’s work, and although it may seem overwhelming and we feel incapable, the relational God is with us.      (NOTE: Reflecting the importance of the Word, the video begins with the scripture, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • Exodus :3:1-15


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Following an Unnameable God (scripture, Children's Moment & sermon)