August 27, 2017 – Moses

Pastor Rusty Brian

Scripture:

Key Points:

  • Moses was not a remarkable person, on his own.
  • What makes him special, people and God blesses him throughout his life.  Lead him to be faithful to God and enables him to do God’s work.
  • Recall the end of Dirty Laundry series: Joseph forgives his brothers, brings them into Egypt where they are cared for. Generations later, the new pharaoh of Egypt did not know of Joseph and the favor placed on the Hebrews, instead seeing the Hebrews as a threat and placed them into slavery.
  • Fearing the growing number of Hebrews, Pharaoh ordered the Hebrew midwives to kill newborn males.
  • Midwives feared God and refused to adhere to Pharaoh’s orders.
  • After giving birth, Moses’ mother hid him until at 3 months it was impossible to keep him hidden.  Desperate, she but Moses in a basket, placed in the river and let him go, trusting God would protect him.
  • Pharaoh’s daughter pulled Moses out of the river.  The midwives intervened and saved Moses, by bringing him back to his mother to nurse, while being raised under safety of Pharaoh.  Like with Joseph, God demonstrates faithfulness, using the situation to bless Moses, his mother, and the midwives.
  • Takeaways:
    • Figuratively, parents put their children in the river, letting their children go.
    • In many ways, parents are putting themselves in the basket, trust that God will provide.
    • We as a Church need to be willing to go into the river.