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Summary: So many unsaved people around us while many church folks are hesitant to tell them about Jesus. This sermon encourages them to make themselves available to do that work.

Leading Others To Freedom From Sin’s Bondage

Exodus 3:1-14

[1]Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

[2] And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.

[3] Then Moses said, "I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn."

[4] So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am."

[5] Then He said, "Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground."

[6] Moreover He said, "I am the God of your father--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.

[7] And the Lord said: "I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.

[8] So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.

[9] Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. [10] Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."

[11] But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?"

[12] So He said, "I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain."

[13] Then Moses said to God, "Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they say to me, 'What is His name?' what shall I say to them?"

[14] And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And He said, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.' "

We live in a time sensitive society.

Everything that we do is compared to the watch or clock.

There is always something competing for our time.

How do we choose what gets our time?

Who or what gets our priority?

What kind of things do you do with your time?

Spending time with your family is a great way to spend your time.

What about your church family?

Do you make time to spend with your church family?

Our schedules get filled up pretty quickly.

When you commit to a church, it should be a priority in your life.

Today, I’m going to tell you the story of Joe Smith.

Joe was unemployed and searching the newspaper classified ads.

He was hoping to find a job as a handyman.

Sure enough, he found a factory looking for a handyman.

Joe drove to the factory and walked into the Employment office.

He filled out an application and waited for an interview.

After waiting half an hour,

Joe was called into the Personnel Office.

The Personnel Manager asked Joe, "Can you do carpentry?"

Joe answered, “Sorry! I don’t know anything about carpentry.”

More of Joe’s story a little later!

In Exodus chapter 3 and verses 1 through 14,

we find the story of Moses.

Moses was tending the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law.

He was shepherding a flock of sheep.

It was a humble, hot, smelly job.

Remember that Moses had previously lived in Egypt.

He had lived in luxury and he had a prestigious position.

He was a prince to the Pharaoh.

The Pharaoh was the king and ruler of all Egypt.

Why didn’t God use Moses then?

Moses had influence and persuasion even to the Egyptians.

God did not use Moses at his highest position in life.

No! God waited until Moses was tending sheep.

Let this be an encouragement to us lowly people.

Moses saw more of God in the dusty, hot, dirty desert

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