The Problems of Moses • Great man in the Old Testament • Birth • Burning bush / Plagues • Crossing Red Sea • Receiving Ten Commandments • Leading Israel in Wilderness
The Problems of Moses • Great man in the Old Testament • Birth • Burning bush / Plagues • Crossing Red Sea • Receiving Ten Commandments • Leading Israel in Wilderness • Mentioned in the New Testament • Heb. 11:23-27 “By Faith Moses” • There were some valley’s in his life
Early Life • Born in a disadvantaged condition • Parents were slaves • A death Sentence • Ex. 1:22 1st Time Try to Kill Him • We may have been born at a disadvantage • Some use this as an excuse • No Excuse for not obeying God
Early Life • Raised in a corrupt environment • House of Pharoah • Trained as an Egyptian – Acts 7:22 • System of idolatry • Our children have it rough today • Many false ideas - evolution - situation ethics • Enticements to sin • Not an excuse to sin / we have a choice
Adult Life • Misunderstood and criticized • Acts 7:23-27 • His attempt to help his people was a disaster • He fled to Midian • This sometimes happens to us • Preaching the truth – people get angry • Gal. 4:16 “Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?”
Adult Life • He Was a Financial Failure • Raised in house of Pharoah • Fled Egypt without a penny - age of 40 • He took the loss gladly Heb. 11:26. Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
Heb. 11:27 (ESV) He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. We must learn to value the right things ! If we lost all material blessings what would we do ?? Blame God Quit attending church services Do we measure success with dollar $ign$ ?
Adult Life • Suffered from Low self-esteem • Made excuses • 80 years old - felt inadequate for the job • Exodus 3:11 “Who am I?” • Exodus 4:1 “But suppose they will not believe me” • We make excuses for not working • Send someone else • They won’t believe me • With God’s Help we will succeed !
Adult Life • He had Family Problems • Zipporah – Gershom and Eliezer • Exodus 4:24-26 • Aaron made Golden Calf • Miriam rebelled 2nd Time Try to Kill Him • We often have family problems • Use it as excuse not to work and worship • Moses did not use this excuse
Adult Life • He had Problems with Israel • Murmured many times • About ready to stone him • Lost temper - Num. 20:10 3nd Time Try to Kill Him • We often have church problems • Devil often gets people to quit • No excuse
The Problems of Moses • Learn some valuable lessons from Moses: • Don’t give up when it seems we are failing • Don’t feel inadequate when God is with us • Don’t value things of this world too highly • Family problems are no excuse to disobey • Temper does not justify sinful behavior
Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ 515 Gibbs Road Evans, Ga. 30809 706-855-1249 email@example.com www.evansgachurchofchrist.org Sunday Morning September 4, 2011