West End United Methodist Church

Trusting God in the Wilderness

Speakers:Rev. Dr. Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Sunday service

We continue reading the Bible with a passage from Numbers right after the Hebrews have received word from the spies who went to check out the land of Canaan.  They have already been to Sinai to receive the law and instructions, have been fed manna in the desert, and have been led by the pillars of cloud and fire.  But when most of the spies report that the people in the land are big and cannot be conquered, the Hebrews are ready to give up and return to slavery in Egypt.  We, too, wander in the wilderness at times, with much provided, but when doubts arise, we, too, are prone to give up.   This example in the wilderness should tell us that although it is easy to give up, trusting in God will always get us through.     (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.)


  • Numbers :14:1-11


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Trusting God in the Wilderness (scripture, Children's Moment, & sermon)