Summary: God can deliver people from all kinds of hardships, adversity or insecurity when we trust Him with our whole heart. The Lord orchestrated people, events and situations to see that Moses was delivered into the safe care of Pharaoh’s daughter to accomplish
Deliverance From Egypt
A Baby in a Basket – Exodus 1:1-2:10
1.Aim: To lead the people to understand that just as God delivered baby Moses so His almighty power can deliver us from any uncertainty.
Illustration:"A young soldier who was showing signs of panic on the eve of his first battle was chaffed by a veteran. ’Why, sonny,’ he said, ’you’re shaking with fear. Don’t be such a coward.’ ’I’m not a coward,’ hotly retorted the youth. ’If you felt half as scared as I do, you’d run away!’ He was right. That young man was not a coward because he felt fear, but he would have been a coward if he had allowed it to master him and drive him from his post of duty."
Martin Luther once said - "I know not the way He leads me, but well do I know my Guide. What have I to fear?"
O servant of the Most High God, can you say the same?
Do you know your Guide today?
Can you confidently proclaim - "What Have I To Fear?"
2. Explanation of the Aim: God can deliver people from all kinds of hardships, adversity or insecurity when we trust Him with our whole heart. The Lord orchestrated people, events and situations to see that Moses was delivered into the safe care of Pharaoh’s daughter to accomplish His greater purposes for the people of God. Allow the Lord to bring you through all kinds of trouble so He can work His will in and through your life.
3. The Bible Story: When Moses was born the king of Egypt ordered that all male Jewish babies be immediately put to death. The king wanted to destroy the people of God but was thwarted in many ways. The God fearing Jewish midwives ignored the king’s order and let the male people live. They said, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.” (Ex. 1:19)
When Moses’ Mother gave birth to her son, she hid him for three months. But when she could not hide him anymore from the evil King’s eye she got a papyrus basket and placed the child in it and put it among the reeds of the Nile. Soon the Pharaoh’s daughter saw the basket and sent her slave girl to retrieve it for her. Quickly, Moses’ mother was summoned to nurse the child and Pharaoh’s daughter paid her for the services of caring for the infant. Pharaoh’s daughter called Moses her son. God thwarts any evil attempts to destroy his people who are doing His will. The Lord promises to deliver those who trust in Him and His infallible word.
4. Prepare to Teach: The INTRODUCTION is used to help the people consider what it means to trust in God’s deliverance (To be rescued from danger, harm or insecurity). Find out if any of the people have ever seen a person rescued from danger or difficulty? Ask the people if they know how God delivered Moses from great danger and distress?
Briefly explain how the Lord delivers us from sin, hell and judgement through saving faith in the Jesus Christ our Lord.
Illustration: If you could kick the person responsible for most of your troubles in the backside, you wouldn’t be able to sit down for two weeks.
Bits and Pieces, December 1990.
The BIBLE STORY explains how the Lord delivered baby Moses from the waters of the Nile. God can use anyone to perform His mighty works since He is the Sovereign King. Learn to pray and believe that the Lord will deliver you in a way that will enable you to accomplish everything He asks you to do.
The MEANING FOR OUR LIVES gives the people several opportunities to make applications from the lesson. Find out if the people can explain how God deliver baby Moses from death? Ask the people if they know why the Lord use Pharaoh’s daughter to deliver Moses from certain death? Why does God allow difficulties to come into the lives of His people? Ask the people how God is able to rescue us from any difficulty, adversity or predicament?
Ask the people what it means to trust in God’s deliverance (To be rescued from danger, harm or insecurity).
Why is it important for us to realize that throughout the Old Testament the word salvation can be used interchangeably with deliverance? Ask the people if they know how God delivered Moses from terrible dangers and distress? Briefly explain how the Lord delivers us from sin, hell and judgement. Briefly describe how the God delivers us from hell through saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Bible Story
Moses was born at a time when Egypt had become a house of bondage for the Jews. Be careful that the place where some people think they are happiest may soon become a place of affliction. Realize that our only truly safe place will be found in heaven. David wrote, “In your presence is fullness of joy and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.” (Psa. 16:11)