And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.
I. THE DIVINE EXISTENCE. "I AM." He who is, and who will be what He is.
II. THY MINISTRY A DIVINE INSTITUTION. "I AM hath sent me unto you." This creates the relation of pastor and people.
III. MUTUAL DUTIES OF PASTOR AND PEOPLE.
1. The duty of the pastor.
(1) He must preach the gospel in its purity and simplicity.
(2) He must administer the ordinances.
(3) He must maintain a wholesome discipline in the Church.
2. The duty of the people.
(5) Prayer for their minister.
(J. W. Ray.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.