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Exodus 18 - AMP

2 Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after Moses had sent her back , 3 And her two sons, of whom the name of the one was Gershom , for Moses said, I have been an alien in a strange land; 4 And the name of the other was Eliezer , for the God of my father, said Moses, was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh. 5 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with Moses' sons and his wife to the wilderness where he was encamped at the mount of God . 6 And he said to Moses, I, your father-in-law Jethro, am come to you and your wife and her two sons with her. 7 And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed in homage and kissed him; and each asked the other of his welfare and they came into the tent. 8 Moses told his father-in-law all the Lord had done to Pharaoh and the Egyptians for Israel's sake and all the hardships that had come upon them by the way and how the Lord delivered them. 9 Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness the Lord had done to Israel in that He had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians. 10 Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord, Who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of Pharaoh, Who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. 11 Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods. Yes, in the thing in which they dealt proudly . 12 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices to God, and Aaron came with all the elders of Israel to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law before God. 13 Next day Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood around Moses from morning till evening. 14 When Moses' father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, What is this that you do for the people? Why do you sit alone, and all the people stand around you from morning till evening? 15 Moses said to his father-in-law, Because the people come to me to inquire of God. 16 When they have a dispute they come to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God and His laws. 17 Moses' father-in-law said to him, The thing that you are doing is not good. 18 You will surely wear out both yourself and this people with you, for the thing is too heavy for you; you are not able to perform it all by yourself. 19 Listen now to ; I will counsel you, and God will be with you. You shall represent the people before God, bringing their cases and causes to Him, 20 Teaching them the decrees and laws, showing them the way they must walk and the work they must do. 21 Moreover, you shall choose able men from all the people--God-fearing men of truth who hate unjust gain--and place them over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, to be their rulers. 22 And let them judge the people at all times; every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they shall judge. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you. 23 If you will do this, and God so commands you, you will be able to endure , and all these people also will go to their in peace. 24 So Moses listened to and heeded the voice of his father-in-law and did all that he had said. 25 Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. 26 And they judged the people at all times; the hard cases they brought to Moses, but every small matter they decided themselves. 27 Then Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went his way into his own land.

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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: 197
Bob Marcaurelle avatar
Moses' Mighty Men
Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
Summary: Message 15 shows Jethro's advice to Mose about his administration as a warning to pastors who try to do too much, without delegating some of the work to others,, especially lay church leaders
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!
William R. Nabaza avatar
Learn from Jethro
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2015
Summary: To show that the LORD will teach us everything about Him, even using righteous people such as Jethro and the elders of Israel.
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: 2,154
Dan Proctor avatar
Moses – A Leader Who Wasn’t Afraid Of Change (Part 2)
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Aug, 2013
Summary: Leaders and churches must learn to embrace change – not just tolerate it, but embrace it. Let’s continue to examine an event in Moses’ life and see how we can become people who learn to embrace change.
Scripture: Exodus 18:11-27
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 918
Sean Harder avatar
Whining in the Wilderness
Shared by: Sean Harder on Jun, 2013
Summary: We need to stop complaining and cry out to God, depending on him to meet our most important needs of this journey. That we don’t just rely on leaders to connect us with God but rather we are all responsible for having our own relationship with Him.
Scripture: Exodus 15:22-18:27
Denomination: *other
Views: 767
Scott Chambers avatar
Why Leadership = Overload
Shared by: Scott Chambers on Apr, 2013
Summary: This is the tenth message in a series over the life of Moses that shows being God's man is never easy. This examines how leaders can easily become overloaded.
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: 2,164
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: 2,475
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
Daren Mitchell avatar
The Learning Curve
Shared by: Daren Mitchell on May, 2012
Summary: What we learn from the story of Jethro and Moses
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: 1,262
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: 11,135
David Owens avatar
Taking Advice; Sharing the Load
Shared by: David Owens on Aug, 2011
Summary: Exodus 18 provides a wonderful example of Moses taking advice and learning to share the work load.
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Views: 1,481
Dan Carroll avatar
Enlarging the Possibility - Part 18
Shared by: Dan Carroll on Jul, 2011
Summary: This sermon expresses the importance of sharing the load in ministry and delegating to qualified individuals for God's glory.
Series: Exodus
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 18:1-27
Views: 981
Ross Cochrane avatar
Exodus 18 - Who do I allow to speak into my life?
Shared by: Ross Cochrane on Dec, 2009
Summary: I need to be careful as to who I allow to speak into my life. You can’t just seek to please all the people all the time, but Moses didn’t shy away from Jethro’s counsel.
Series: Exodus
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 18:1-27
Views: 4,787
Shawn Drake avatar
Need Help
Shared by: Shawn Drake on May, 2009
Summary: This is the 19th sermon in the series "Moving With God". This is also a Mother’s Day sermon.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 18:1-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 857
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"’
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Scripture: Exodus 18:13-27
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,815