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Redemption Stories: Moses


Sermon Summary


October 30, 2016

Pastor Shawn Stinson


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References


Exodus 2:11-25, 3:1-10, 17: 1-7, Hebrews 11:23-29, Numbers 2:1-11, Deuteronomy 30:6-10, Acts 7:26-29


Roadmap


Identity:  Moses now identifying with Israelites, sees the injustice of his people; Steps up to confront (Exodus 2:11-25)

Calling:  God invites Moses into his salvation of his people (Exodus 17:1-17)

Ministry:  Moses shows faithfulness and frustration in his leadership (Exodus 3:1-10 , Numbers 20:1-11)

Legacy:  Moses reminds God’s people that God is their savior and sustenance. Apart from Him they will live unfruitful and unsatisfied lives (Deuteronomy 30:6-10)


Truth:  God is the source of provision and life. (He is the rock Moses strikes for water)

Application:  If we look for provision outside of God it leads to death.


Truth:  Jesus is our savior. If we try to impersonate his salvation, we wrongfully believe our strength is greater than God.

Application:  We must humbly and confidently rely on Christ for our salvation.


Truth:  The Holy Spirit leads us and moves through us.

Application:  If we try to be the Holy Spirit, and rush through seasons or trial, consequences are disastrous.


Quotes


"God deals with our hard hearts in similar ways, He calls us to repent and turn from our hard-heartedness and to take up the life of Christ in us."


"The beauty of grace is that God still makes water come out of the rock."


"We're never so far, we're never so advanced, we're never so wise, we're never so strong morally that we don't still need to turn back to God on a daily basis."


"Your obedience and your faithfullness don't prove your salvation, they don't make you a new person, it is the response of a heart that needs Christ; to turn back to God and to desire a Godly life."


"Where you are, God knows you and sees you. He's not far from you."


"We should not be ashamed to go to God in places of darkness that the Holy Spirit would begin to shape us and point us to the Great Redeemer."


"The leading figure in the wilderness narratives is, of course, Moses, and the presentation of Jesus as a new Moses is persistent in John. Like Moses, Jesus is 'sent' to his own people who reject him (Exod. 2:11, 14; John 1:11). Both perform miraculous signs to reveal God's glory and gather believers (Exod. 4:8-9; John 20:8). While Moses' miracles were primarily acts of judgement on Egypt (which also revealed God's mercy on Israel), Jesus' miracles were primarily acts of mercy for his followers. Moses turned water into blood (a symbol of death); Jesus turned water into wine (a symbol of abundant life). Moses brought disease to people and destruction to Egypt's crops; Jesus brought healing to the lame and multiplied their bread. Moses brought darkness to the Egyptians; Jesus brought light to the blind. Moses brought death to the firstborn; Jesus raised the dead back to life." - Tim Laniak (Shepherds After My Own Heart)


Sending Questions


  1. How is God using your current season to form you into a more faithful and worshipful follower of Jesus? How have you seen him prepare you in past seasons for where you are today?
  2. Where are you falsely impersonating Jesus as savior, or where are you idolizing other people or things to be your savior?
  3. How are you praying for contentment and faith during your season so as not to rush through what God is currently teaching you?


Songs


  • Come Thou Fount
  • All The Poor and Powerless
  • No Longer Slaves
  • More Than Conquerors