Here are the notes to my sermon I preached this past Sunday, September 4th, 2016. I am working on my Romans devotional and I hope to be back to posting daily devotionals soon. Until then... Enjoy.
Read Exodus 3: 1 – 6; 4: 10 - 14
Aside from Jesus, Moses is probably one of the most revered and highly regarded individuals in the Bible. There is much written about him. The first five books of the Old Testament (called the Pentateuch) are traditionally believed to have been dictated by Moses and is the story of God working through him to establish God’s chosen nation, Israel. It would be impossible for me to touch on every detail of his life in our short time together, so my purpose in the next few moments is to look at Moses’ life as the leader of a nation one of its most significant times in history.
Moses: The Leader
As I prayed about what God would have me speak on concerning Moses, my attention was brought to his leadership qualities. We can learn a lot about leadership when looking at the life of Moses. These qualities do not ONLY apply to leaders in the church, but also apply to all believers today.
What I love most about Moses’ leadership examples is that he was not really a great leader at the beginning nor was he the most qualified. He was, however, an influential man whom God called and used in great and mighty ways to lead his chosen people.
Today we will look at five qualities of Moses’ life and leadership that I believe can benefit us all as we apply them in our lives today.
The life of Moses is a fascinating and we see that he was an influential leader called by God, completely dependent on Him, who prayed for his people, communed with God and regardless of his flaws, God used Him in mighty ways. This gives us all encouragement, to know that God is actively seeking men and women to use to accomplish His will. With the successes and failures of Moses we clearly see the hand of God in all areas of this mans life. We also find encouragement in knowing that God’s hand remains upon us today to accomplish his will. God has done amazing things throughout the history of of Israel (I would encourage you to read through the stories of Moses’ life) and I believe He continues to have amazing plans in store for His Church today. What those plans may be, I don’t know, but we can pray, wait and enjoy the ride when He does move among us.
Jeff has been in full-time ministry for thirty years. He currently serves as Executive Director at Anchor House Ministry at SeaPort Manatee in Palmetto, FL and he is a part-time Campus Pastor at West Bradenton Southside in Bradenton, Florida.
Jeff Has authored A Lent Devotional (A Spiritual Journey to Lent) an Advent Devotional (The Advent of Jesus) and a devotional on the book of James (James: Where Faith and Life Meet). All three are available on Amazon.
He is married to Carrie and they have four children, Micaiah, Gabe, Simon, and Berea.
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