Summary: We must support those who are in spiritual leadership over us.

Spiritual Support

January 4, 2009 Evening Service

Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK

Rick Boyne

Message Point: We must support those who are in spiritual leadership over us.

Focus Passage: Exodus 17:8-13

Supplemental Passage: Romans 15:30-31 “Now I urge you brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me, that I may be delivered from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints.”

Introduction: Christ went more readily to the cross, than we do to the throne of grace. Thomas Watson

Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer." John Bunyon

I. The Rod – brought the plagues; led the people out of Egypt, and just brought water out of a rock

a. It is good to look back and see what the Lord has done for you.

II. The Hand -

a. Joshua’s hand in battle did not grow weary.

b. Moses hands in prayer grew weary.

c. God’s hand cannot grow weary.

III. The Rock -

a. When Moses grew weary, he was seated, not upon a chair of state, but a stone.

b. When he could not hold up his hands, two came to his support.

P – Perseverance (Purity)

A- Anointing

S – Study Time

T – Time Management

O – Obedience

R – Relationships


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