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Exodus 18 - NIV

13 The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening.

14 When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?”

15 Moses answered him, “Because the people come to me to seek God’s will.

16 Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God’s decrees and instructions.”

17 Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good.

18 You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone.

19 Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people’s representative before God and bring their disputes to him.

20 Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave.

21 But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.

22 Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you.

23 If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.”

24 Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.

25 He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.

26 They served as judges for the people at all times. The difficult cases they brought to Moses, but the simple ones they decided themselves.

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Lynn Malone avatar
Choosing Leaders Wisely
Shared by: Lynn Malone on Nov, 2016
Summary: Faithful disciples are called to participate in the civic process through elections. How do faithful disciples know who to vote for when election time comes? This sermon offers practical advice in choosing leaders wisely.
Scripture: Exodus 18:13-27
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 41
Mark Aarssen avatar
Offering My Time
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Jun, 2016
Summary: We do no one any service when we take them from their family or their spouse in order to serve the needs of the church instead of serving the needs of their family first.
Series: Believe
Brad Cowger avatar
The Barriers and Benifits to change
Shared by: Brad Cowger on Apr, 2016
Summary: The sermon highlights the Benefits and Barriers Moses faced as he took Jethro's advice to adjust his leadership style..
Scripture: Exodus 18:13-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 192
Andy Grossman avatar
“The Christian and Politics”
Shared by: Andy Grossman on Mar, 2016
Summary: The kind of government we need
Scripture: Exodus 18:1-26
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 333
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
Delegating: Can You Let GO?
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Oct, 2015
Summary: When leaders try to do it all, they will fail and they will burn out. Jethro offers a solution for Mr. and Mrs. Do It All!
Manny Salva Cruz avatar
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on May, 2015
Summary: We have the tendency to be overwhelmed by too much responsibilities in the ministry. We end up exhausted and burnout. In this message, we will learn how to train leaders and delegate responsibilities accordingly so that the load will be lighter.
Series: Exodus
William R. Nabaza avatar
What are competent leaders?
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2014
Summary: To show the qualities and characteristics of an able or competent leader. In the T-A-G-S acronymn namely: Talents - Abilities - Gifts - Skills , never look for any of these T.A.G.S. but look for the A as Able.
Scripture: Exodus 18:21
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 681
William R. Nabaza avatar
Divine justice vs. human injustice
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2014
Summary: To show the difference between divine and human justice system.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 18:25
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,305
Eliseo Tibio avatar
Shared by: Eliseo Tibio on Jan, 2014
Summary: “Why We Need Good Leadership? Or Why you need to get involve in our Church Leadership. Here are the answers: I. PEOPLE NEEDS TO BE MET II. PEOPLE NEEDS TO BE ORGANIZE III. PEOPLE NEEDS TO ORGANIZE & DELEGATES IV. PEOPLE NEEDS WILL BE SATISFIED
Scripture: Exodus 18:13-27
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 2,147
Clair Sauer avatar
If I Don't Do It...
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Sep, 2012
Summary: God has a clear purpose for each of us, and God's wants us to be happy and experience a wonderful life even now. The key to being happy is being able to follow God's call and purpose for our lives fully and completely, without giving preference to less im
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 18:13-26
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 2,155
David Henderson avatar
Together Everyone Accomplishes More
Shared by: David Henderson on Sep, 2012
Summary: Ever stood in line at the grocery store….the post office/WalMart? Ever get impatient? Me too. I count items people have and try to get in the shortest line. So imagine what it would be like if you had to wait in line for not minutes or hours but for d
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 18:13-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,468
C. Philip Green avatar
Cure for Weariness
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Aug, 2012
Summary: If you want relief from your weariness, don’t get busy; get help! Get help, first of all, from Jesus Himself, then from those He has placed in your life. Give God the praise, and give others the power.
Series: moses
bala samson avatar
Shiphrah and Puah
Shared by: bala samson on Jul, 2012
Summary: We are going to explore about two women whom most of you would not have heard: Shiphrah and Puah!
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
Leaders Who Can Answer The Call
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Jun, 2012
Summary: WE need leaders for our country that fit the criteria that Jethro laid out for Moses
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 18:21
Views: 897
Chris Appleby avatar
With a Bit of Help From my Friends
Shared by: Chris Appleby on May, 2012
Summary: If you need to make a decision ask your wise friends or mentors for advice. God will use them to guide you.
Series: Guidance
Scripture: Exodus 18:13-26
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,565
Tom Conant avatar
Father In Law Knows Best
Shared by: Tom Conant on Mar, 2012
Summary: How Jethro's principle can help us structure for spiritual health (small groups).
Damian Phillips avatar
The Echelon Principle
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Feb, 2012
Summary: If the kingdom is going to grow, then each and every believer needs to be serving within the local church. Also, volunteering will relieve the burden of those who are trying to do it all by themselves.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 18:13-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,186
Perry Greene avatar
What Are You Doing?
Shared by: Perry Greene on Jan, 2012
Summary: In selecting elders we need to see their calling and purpose; the need for delegating authority; and key actions involved in the process.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 18:13-23
Views: 1,256
Herbert Cooper avatar
I Quit Living a Lie
Shared by: Herbert Cooper on Sep, 2011
Summary: As adults we live lies that create stress in our lives. I want to talk to you about the lies we live.
Series: I Quit
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 18:13-18
Views: 11,108
Jim Kane avatar
Overload: Learning to Say 'No' So You Can Say 'Yes'
Shared by: Jim Kane on Dec, 2008
Summary: The introduction to the Fall 2008 sermon series, ‘Overload: Saying ’No’ So We Can Say ’Yes"’
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 18:13-27
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,815
Tim Smith avatar
Prescription for Passion
Shared by: Tim Smith on Sep, 2008
Summary: We have to be reminded of the passion that God has given us. There are great opportunities to meet the needs of so many people, but you have to keep your passion.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 18:13-30
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 995
Rodney Johnson avatar
Standing In The Gap Part 1
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Jul, 2008
Summary: This series focuses on our role as intercessors, through prayer and action.
Daniel Harman avatar
Becoming a Carrier of the Vision
Shared by: Daniel Harman on Mar, 2008
Summary: Sermon to cultivate servanthood in the local church. God doesn’t want us just to sit on the sidelines, but He wants us to ’get in the game’ & participate - put our faith in action & contribute to the growth of the Body of Christ.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 18:12-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,185
Victor Yap avatar
Freedom to Work and Work in Freedom
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Moses, Pt. 7
Scripture: Exodus 18:1-22
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 286
Chip Monck avatar
A Pastor and His Purpose
Shared by: Chip Monck on Sep, 2007
Summary: This message explores and attempts to dispell some myths regarding what a pastor should be about the ministry of doing.
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 18:19-23
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 7,186
Matthew  Sickling avatar
Shared Leadership
Shared by: Matthew Sickling on May, 2007
Summary: This sermon takes a look at the advice Moses’ Father-in-Law Jethro gave him and how it applies to church leadership today.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 18:13-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,567
Joel Santos avatar
Shared by: Joel Santos on May, 2007
Summary: Four qualifications of the candidates that God is looking for(Philippines National Election)
based on 31 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 18:21
Views: 4,381
Brent Baker avatar
The Art of Delegation
Shared by: Brent Baker on Oct, 2005
Summary: Delegation is a wonderful thing and as we continue to grow, delegation is going to be a necessity. through the story of Moses we can see just how important it really is.
based on 37 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 18:13-24
Views: 8,207
Jeff Simms avatar
Knowing God's Will Through Counsel
Shared by: Jeff Simms on Jun, 2005
Summary: How to know God’s will through godly counsel of others
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 18:7-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,098
Darrell Jones avatar
Pastoral Advice
Shared by: Darrell Jones on Jun, 2005
Summary: As a pastor I believe with all my heart our church deserves my best effort I can give to my calling. I also know God requires my best.
based on 30 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 18:19-20
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 572