In the Bible, the wilderness was both a geographic place, barren and harsh, and a metaphor for those times when life is difficult and filled with adversity. In our own lives, we’ll all have seasons when we walk through the wilderness – seasons of loss, opposition, abandonment or despair. In Messages from the Wilderness, we’ll study the lives of biblical characters who found themselves in the wilderness. From them we’ll learn the keys to surviving our own times in the wilderness. If you have a friend or loved one who is in the wilderness right now, invite them to join us beginning July 5.
- July 5 – 13 Years a Slave and Prisoner
- July 12 – The Wildernesses of Our Own Making
- July 19 – The God Who Sees
- July 26 – Whispers in the Wilderness
What is this sermon about?
This sermon is about the God who sees us in the wilderness.
Why is this sermon important?
This sermon is important because it can be hard to remember that God is with us in the middle of the wilderness.
What is the context of this sermon?
This sermon and worship series have been developed using the sermon series by the same name which was preached at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in 2013.
What are the next action steps?
When you are walking through the wilderness trust and hold on to the promise that God sees you.
When you see someone else in the wilderness, be God’s messenger to them.
What is the good news (bottom line)?
The good news is that God sees you. God walks with you and promises a future with hope. You don’t have to be afraid in the wilderness.