Summary: We must support those who are in spiritual leadership over us.
January 4, 2009 Evening Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
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)
S – Study Time
T – Time Management
O – Obedience
R – Relationships