Pastor Lorraine's Sermon for July 6, 2003
As a child, I remember thinking about how God always was
Like a circle-no beginning, no ending
In Exodus 3 we find the story of Moses and the burning bush
God appeared to Moses through a bush that was burning
God tells him this is holy ground and who he is
"I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob."
Moses recognizes that he is in the presence of God
Moses says, "Who? Me?"
"I am who I am. Say, 'I am has sent me to you.'"
Simply… I am… it's always present tense
In John 8 Jesus talks with the Jews about who he is
The people ask him if he has seen Abraham
Jesus replies, "Before Abraham was, I am."
Not only would they recognize "I AM" as a title for God
God is timeless
Think of it as God is in all of space
We are stuck in time
God is creator-Only one who is not created can create all things
All life is in and from God
God eternal, creator, unchangeable
In a life of constant change, God is eternal, everlasting
When nothing seems solid, God is my rock
In the presence of One eternal, I rest
Revelation 1:8-"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God,