When God Calls Your Name
I'm starting a sermon series called "When God Calls Your Name" and in it, I'm focusing on several passages of scripture where God (or Jesus) calls someone's name twice. This week it's "Moses, Moses" as God calls Moses from the burning bush. We'll also look at "Martha, Martha" "Saul, Saul" and "Jerusalem, Jerusalem."
This is a strangely tough sermon series for me to write because I'm not sure where I'm going to go on each sermon. Usually in a series, I have a pretty good idea of where I'm going in each sermon and I know in advance what the individual topics for each week will be(the Armor of God series, for example). But I'm not sure where God will be taking us in this series.
Part of it is because God seems to call each person differently. He called Moses from a burning bush. Jesus spoke gently to Martha. God spoke from a blinding light to Saul. Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Add to it all the times when God spoke (and didn't say the name twice) and you've got: face to face (Adam and Eve), a voice in the night (Samuel), a still, small voice (Elijah), through an angel (come on, I can't list every time an angel spoke!), and then there's "the word of the Lord came to..."
So, how does God speak to you?