Contributed on May 16, 2011
This sermon is an introduction to a study of the life of Moses. It is based on Charles Swindoll's book on Moses from his character series.
Introduction: A. A young girl asked her father, “Do all fairy tales begin with “Once Upon A Time?” 1. “No,” he replied, “A whole lot of them begin with ‘If elected I promise…’ ” B. “Once upon a time” is a wonderful, ...read more
Contributed on May 24, 2011
In this sermon, we look at the birth of Moses and plan to protect him that was carried out by his family. We draw three important lessons from this part of the story.
Introduction: A. Top 10 Things Not To Say While Your Wife is in Labor... #10. Women are so lucky! I sure wish men could experience the miracle of childbirth. #9. Do you think the baby will come before Monday Night Football starts? #8. I hope you’re ready for a picture, the ...read more
Contributed on May 31, 2011
In this lesson we look at the incidents of Moses killing the Egyptian and running to Midian. What did Moses learn from this period in his life and the mistakes he made? We can learn a lot from the school of hard knocks.
Introduction: A. Has anyone here ever made a mistake? 1. Probably a better question for us is there anyone where who has never made a mistake. 2. Have you ever made a really foolish mistake? Like this boy sawing off the branch he was sitting on! That’s really dumb and painful! 3. Have ...read more
Contributed on Jun 8, 2011
This sermon spends time at the burning bush and discusses the fact that failure doesn't disqualify us from God's service.
Introduction: A. Maybe you have heard the story of the day that President George W. Bush was in an airport and noticed a man in a long flowing red robe with a long flowing white hair and beard. 1. The man had a staff in one hand and some stone tablets under the other arm. 2. George W. ...read more
Contributed on Jun 21, 2011
In this sermon, we explore Moses' excuses and how God responded to them.
Introduction: A. It was Benjamin Franklin who said: “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else” and I guess I have to agree with him. B. John Swigert, Jr. had an interesting excuse in 1970. Who is John Swigert, Jr.? 1. John L. Swigert, Jr. was one of the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 5, 2011
What should we do when our day goes from bad to worse? We should run to God. In this sermon, we see what Moses does when things don't go the way he would hope.
Introduction: A. Have you ever had a truly bad day? 1. Have you ever had a day that went from bad to worse? 2. Imagine this guy, parachuting into a beautiful lagoon populated by alligators! 3. How about this guy, being rescued by helicopter, only to be eaten by a shark! (probably a doctored ...read more
Contributed on Jul 11, 2011
As we look at the plagues of Egypt, we learn something of our need to stand in awe of God and to fear His judgment.
Introduction: A. Today we are going to spend time looking at the plagues that God brought upon Pharaoh and Egypt. 1. I hope we can come to appreciate the impact of these plagues and the awe of God they brought. B. Although there is nothing funny about the plagues themselves, you know I like to ...read more
Contributed on Jul 18, 2011
As the final plague comes upon the Egyptians, Moses gave the Israelites some important instructions to follow in order to be protected from the plague. Salvation is a process that begins and ends with faith and obedience.
Introduction: A. How good are you at following directions? 1. Are you a rule follower or a rule bender? B. I heard about a guy who was puzzled with the odd messages left on his answering machine. 1. Day after day friends and family would leave a message and then say, ...read more
Contributed on Jul 24, 2011
In this sermon, we learn some important things about what to do when we find ourselves in a predicament.
Introduction: A. Have you ever heard the phrase: “between the devil and the deep blue sea”? 1. Wikipedia says that the phrase “between the devil and the deep blue sea” is an idiom meaning a dilemma—i.e., to choose between two undesirable situations (equivalent to ...read more
Contributed on Aug 8, 2011
In this sermon, we try to learn from the mistakes of Israel, so that we might not grumble, but we humble.
Introduction: A. I like the story of the man who decided to join a monastery and one of the rules of the particular monastic group was that you were only allowed to speak two words at the end of every ten years. 1. At the end of his first ten years he said, “Food Bad!” 2. At the end ...read more
Contributed on Aug 8, 2011
Exodus 18 provides a wonderful example of Moses taking advice and learning to share the work load.
Introduction: A. Standing on the tee of a relatively long par three, a confident golfer said to his caddy, “Looks like a four-wood and a putt to me.” 1. The caddy disagreed with him a bit and advised that he, instead, play it safe and hit a four-iron then a wedge. 2. The golfer was ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2011
At Mt. Sinai, Moses and the Israelites learned that God must be approached with proper respect and appropriate preparation. The same is the case with our relationship with God.
Introduction: A. I like the story told of the male school teacher who had back surgery over the summer and began the school year wearing a solid plastic cast around the upper part of his body. 1. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. 2. On the first day of school, he found ...read more
Contributed on Aug 26, 2011
Christians and leaders alike will be criticized and persecuted. Take a look at how Moses dealt with being in the crosshairs.
Introduction: A. The story is told of an elderly lady who came to church one Sunday. 1. An usher said to her “Where would you like to sit?” 2. She said “I would like to sit in the very front row.” 3. He said, “No, ma’am. You don’t want to do that. Our ...read more
Contributed on Aug 28, 2011
Moses' life shows a pattern of anger issues. Because Moses never got control of his anger, he faced tragic consequences. This sermon will motivate us to do something about our anger with God's help.
Introduction: A. There is a story told about a girl who was writing a paper for school and asked her father for help, "Dad, what is the difference between anger and exasperation?" 1. The father replied, "It is mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what I mean." 2. With that, the father ...read more