Dr. Sidney Yuan - Encounter with God

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Hill Side Community Church of the Nazarene, 袁惠鈞博士, Dr. Sidney Yuan
Encounter with God -- Dr. Sidney Yuan
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Encounter With God (Exodus 3:1 - 4:17), preach in Hill Side Community Church of the Nazarene,

Sermon Outline
A. Preparations for Encounter with God
B. Purposes of Encounter with God
C. Power of Encounter with God
D. Promises in God's Encounter

A. Preparations for Encounter with God
1. Awareness of God’s Presence (Exodus 3:3)
– Do you not know that your body is the temple of God (1 Corinthians 6:19)
2. Awareness of our Unconfessed Sins (Exodus 3:5-6)
– Do not grieve the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30)
3. Awareness of our Excuses (Exodus 3:11, 13; 4:1, 10)
– Who am I? What if… 

B. Purposes of Encounter with God
1. To deliver the Afflicted (Exodus 3:8-10)
– Israelites Oppressed (bondage of sin)
2. To bless the Afflicted (Exodus 3:8, 17)
– Promised Land (Heaven)
Salvation is not merely getting men out of Hell into Heaven
– God in Burning Bush (Holy Spirit in us)
Salvation is to get God out of Heaven into men

C. Power of Encounter with God
1. Power of His Presence (Exodus 3:12-14)
– His presence with us is the most important message in Exodus Chapter 3
2. Power of His Word (Exodus 3:15-21)
– His word should be used to double check any messages we receive
3. Power of His Image (Exodus 4:1-9)
– His image in us helps people to know that we represent God and have God’s Spirit in us 

Chiastic / Parallel Structure in Exodus 3
A. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where youstand is holy ground (3:5)
B. I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob (3:6)
• Deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptian (3:8a)
• To a land flowing with milk and honey (3:8B)
• I will send you to Pharaoh (3:9)
C. I will certainly be with you (3:12)
B. I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob (3:16)
• I will bring you out of affliction of Egypt (3:17A)
• To a land flowing with milk and honey (3:17B)
• You and the elders of Israel shall come to the king of Egypt (3:18A)
A. let us go three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God (3:18B) 

C. Power of Encounter with God
1. Power of His Presence (Exodus 3:12-14)
– His presence with us is the most important message in Exodus Chapter 3
2. Power of His Word (Exodus 3:15-21)
– His word should be used to double check any messages we receive
3. Power of His Image (Exodus 4:1-9)
– His image in us helps people to know that we represent God and have God’s Spirit in us 

D. Promises in God's Encounter
1. Our adequacy comes from God (2 Corinthians 3:5)
– Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
2. “Now, go!” (Exodus 4:12)

Summary
A.Preparations for Encounter with God
B. Purposes of Encounter with God
C. Power of Encounter with God
D. Promises in God's Encounter
Challenge: When God calls you, trust
his promises and go for it!