2016-07-10
Pastor Jonathan Falwell

Memory Verse:
Exodus 3:7 NKJV
And the LORD said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.”
Exodus 2:11  (NLT)
Many years later, when Moses had grown up, he went out to visit his own people, the Hebrews, and he saw how hard they were forced to work. During his visit, he saw an Egyptian beating one of his fellow Hebrews. 12 After looking in all directions to make sure no one was watching, Moses killed the Egyptian and hid the body in the sand. 13 The next day, when Moses went out to visit his people again, he saw two Hebrew men fighting. “Why are you beating up your friend?” Moses said to the one who had started the fight. 14 The man replied, “Who appointed you to be our prince and judge? Are you going to kill me as you killed that Egyptian yesterday?” Then Moses was afraid, thinking, “Everyone knows what I did.”15 And sure enough, Pharaoh heard what had happened, and he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in the land of Midian. When Moses arrived in Midian, he sat down beside a well. 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters who came as usual to draw water and fill the water troughs for their father’s flocks. 17 But some other shepherds came and chased them away. So Moses jumped up and rescued the girls from the shepherds. Then he drew water for their flocks. 18 When the girls returned to Reuel, their father, he asked, “Why are you back so soon today?” 19 “An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds,” they answered. “And then he drew water for us and watered our flocks.”

Overcoming perilous times

1. Be realistic about what is going on – vs 11a

vs 11a Many years later, when Moses had grown up, he went out to visit his own people, the Hebrews, and he saw how hard they were forced to work…

2. Be willing to get involved – vs 11b-12

vs 11b-12 During his visit, he saw an Egyptian beating one of his fellow Hebrews. 12 After looking in all directions to make sure no one was watching, Moses killed the Egyptian and hid the body in the sand.

3. When trouble surrounds you, don’t stop doing the right thing – vs 17

vs 17 But some other shepherds came and chased them away. So Moses jumped up and rescued the girls from the shepherds. Then he drew water for their flocks.

Moses was in his comfort zone yet he was wiling to go out and look for the hurting, he was willing to do what was necessary to help the hurting, and was willing to fight whatever battle needed to be fought in order to bring peace. For us to make it through the perilous times we face, we must be willing to do the same. Keeping our heads buried in the sand in the midst of turmoil will never result in our being called…overcomer!

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