Covered: The Cloud, 8/19/2018

Pastor Pete Hartwig

Sermon Notes



THE UMBRELLA!  COVERED – a relational series.


A rainy summer!  LIFE CAN BE TOUGH!


VA BEACH!  What I experienced!


Fran and I under an umbrella together!


SLIDE:  By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.

EXODUS 13:21-22


READ!!!   LARGE SCREEN!  Just how simple this was!


Numbers 9:15-23 The Cloud Above the Tabernacle

15 On the day the tabernacle, the tent of the covenant law, was set up, the cloud covered it. From evening till morning the cloud above the tabernacle looked like fire. 16 That is how it continued to be; the cloud covered it, and at night it looked like fire. 17 Whenever the cloud lifted from above the tent, the Israelites set out; wherever the cloud settled, the Israelites encamped. 18 At the Lord’s command the Israelites set out, and at his command they encamped. As long as the cloud stayed over the tabernacle, they remained in camp. 19 When the cloud remained over the tabernacle a long time, the Israelites obeyed the Lord’s order and did not set out. 20 Sometimes the cloud was over the tabernacle only a few days; at the Lord’s command they would encamp, and then at his command they would set out.21 Sometimes the cloud stayed only from evening till morning, and when it lifted in the morning, they set out. Whether by day or by night, whenever the cloud lifted, they set out.22 Whether the cloud stayed over the tabernacle for two days or a month or a year, the Israelites would remain in camp and not set out; but when it lifted, they would set out. 23 At the Lord’s command they encamped, and at the Lord’s command they set out. They obeyed the Lord’s order, in accordance with his command through Moses. The Obvious walk with God!

The Cloud and Pillar of fire: defending them!

The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long.  Exodus 14:19-20


The Egyptians still tried to kill them!


SLIDE: Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day.”  Exodus 16:4


In the morning!

Each day! 

Enough for one day!


SLIDE:  FIRST15.ORG –  Large Screen!


SLIDE: Feet to our Faith


SLIDE:  Cereal Affect


SLIDE: Each day a sense of God’s guidance, presence, protection and provision   



SLIDE: They forgot what he had done, the wonders he had shown them. He did miracles in the sight of their ancestors in the land of Egypt.  Psalm 78:11-12


SLIDE: He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them water as abundant as the seas; He brought streams out of a rocky crag and made water flow down like rivers. Psalm 78:15-16


Remember that water!


SLIDE:  They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:3-4 Pg. 940



John 6:32-35. Jesus is the bread and the water!

Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

“Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”


SLIDE: Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”


SLIDE: Feet to our Faith


SLIDE:  Turn to Jesus by faith




SLIDE: Covered