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Summary: In this message we will look at the life of Moses and we will learn some valuable truths... God sees, God cares, God calls and God delivers

Moses, Called To Be A Deliverer

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When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. – Acts 4:13

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. – Ephesians 2:10

Prayer

LAST SUNDAY - we kicked off our 2016 Summer Series, “Heroes, Amazing Stories Of Faith.”

NOW – what we are doing each week this summer is unpacking the lives of some of the Heroes that we find in bible to see what God’s intends for them to teach us (to teach you and I) about being used by God and moving forward in our faith journey.

LAST WEEK – we looked at Noah, a dad who saved his family.

AND REMEMBER - dads who save their families (and people that God uses)…

• Make themselves available

• Understand the dangers of living in a fallen and broken world, and in ways that are against God

• Dare to be different (than the world they live in)

• Walk with God

• Never give up

YEAH – last Sunday was an awesome day… from seeing some dads knee up here committing and recommitting to be the dads God wants them to be…

Here is a picture of those dads from first service

AND – the day was topped off when I had the privilege of baptizing Laurie’s ONE (John Falwell) into Christ/

NOW – our hero this week is a very familiar hero…

He was one of the great leaders of the Old Testament and he actually wrote the first 5 books of the bible, (which are?)

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Today’s conversation is about Moses… and I am calling this mornings conversation, “Moses, Called To Be A Deliverer.”

NOW - Moses life could really be divided into 3 parts, or 3 Acts…

AND - each Act is 40 years…

Life Of Moses

Act One

NOW IF YOU - know Moses’ story you know that he was fortunate to even be alive.

YOU SEE - at the time of his birth, the Israelites were living in Egypt…

REMEMBER – Jacob (Abraham’s grandson)…

AS - the book of Genesis closes brings his entire family to Egypt in order to survive the famine that was sweeping across the world.

AND SINCE – Jacob’s son Joseph, was like, the number two guy in all of Egypt. God’s people were both welcomed and honored guests…

HOWEVER – we read the following in Exodus chapter 1…

Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.

Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.”

So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor. – Exodus 1:6-11

OKAY, PHAROAH…

• Is afraid of God’s people

• So he enslaves them and tries to crush them with heavy labor

• But the more he oppressed them, the more they multiplied

SO HE – decides to roll out plan B…

Have all new born babies thrown into the Nile River drowned…

What a brutal man!

What a hateful plan!

UNDERSTAND…

WHEN GOD - sees a helpless child whose life is in danger God says, ‘I need to protect that child, because life is precious and who knows this may be the child I will use to save an entire nation.

BUT…

WHEN - the devil sees a helpless baby he says, “kill it! Get rid of it! You see he hates life and he is afraid becasue that baby may become the next Mother Teresa or Martin Luther King Jr…

AND LISTEN – just as this cruel plan for the murder of innocent babies is rolling out, we read in Exodus chapter 2 that a couple from the tribe of Levi had a baby boy.

Now they already have two children a 3 year old boy named Aaron and a ten year old girl named Miriam.

AND UDERSTAND - Moses parents were godly people so there was no way they were going to obey the Pharaoh’s command… SO - they hide Moses for three months.

AND LISTEN - this was a huge act of FAITH, one that they are commended for in Hebrews 11

By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. – Hebrews 11:23

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