ASBC wandering booklet - Page 4



WANDERING IN THE WILDER
NESS A SERMON SERIES BY
REV. DR.
HOWARD-JOHN WESLEY
STUDY GUIDE
Sunday, April 19th
PREACHER:
Pastor Howard-John Wesley
SERMON TITLE:
The Ministry of Manna - Wandering in the Wilderness Part 1
SCRIPTURE:
Deuteronomy 8:1–5
Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and
possess the land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors. Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in
the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you
would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither
you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes
from the mouth of the Lord.Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. Know
then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.
SERMON SUMMARY
This sermon is Part 1 of a series on the examination of the signs of God’s presence and guidance in the wilderness.
The forty year journey of the children of Israel in the wilderness mirrors the uncertainty of the pandemic journey we
find ourselves in today. Wilderness seasons bring scarce resources, difficult grief, political upheaval, and fear, but they
teach us how to trust God in a way we never had before. In the midst of the wilderness we always find out that God
provides. The first sign of God’s presence and guidance over the children of Israel in the wilderness was manna.
MINISTRY OF MANNA
1. Manna is a question.
a. The literal Hebrew translation of manna is “what is it?” In the wilderness sometimes we have to live with
questions.
2. Manna had to be collected early in the morning.
a. In the wilderness how you start your morning will determine how the rest of your day goes.
3. Manna had to be distributed among all the people.
a. In the wilderness God forces us to examine our greed and our need.
4. Manna could only be collected day-by-day.
a. In the wilderness, God is teaching us to live one day at a time.
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