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Moses' Leadership
Hebrews 11:23-29.

Spiritual Powerhouses 3

October 3, 2010 – Sunday AM

Simon Goncharenko

21 Fellowship, SBC

 

I.                   Moses’ origin – from a gutsy stock – Exodus 2:1-3.

A.    Courageous parents and siblings.

II.                Moses’ credentials (Unique Preparation for Leadership) – Exodus 1-3.

A.    First 40 – School of Egypt - Ivy League Preparation for Leadership – Exodus 1-2:12; Acts 7:22-25.

B.     Next 40 – Desert University – God’s Leadership Training – Exodus 3; Acts 7:35.

III.             Lessons from Moses’s Leadership of Israel – Exodus-Deuteronomy.

A.    Moses’ titles:

                                                              i.      Man of God – Deuteronomy 33:1.

                                                            ii.      The most humble man on earth – Numbers 12:3.

                                                          iii.      Israel’s most special prophet – Deuteronomy 34:10.

1.      Introduced to God by His most Special name – YHWH – Exodus 3:14-15.

2.      Saw God’s glory (from behind) – Exodus 33:18.

2 Cor.3:18: “And we all, with unveiled faces reflecting the glory of the Lord,  are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, which is from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

3.      Spoke to God face to face – Exodus 33:11.

4.      Spent 40 days & 40 nights on top of the mountain alone with God – twice – never needing any food or water

5.      Defended by God each time opposition arose – Numbers 12; 16.

6.      Lived a full life – 120 years without ever losing health or strength – Deuteronomy 31:2; 34:7.

7.      Was type of Christ – Acts 3:22; 7:37.

8.      Appeared on the Mount of transfiguration with Jesus and Elijah – Matthew 17:3-4; Mark 9:4; Luke 9:30.

9.      Will most likely appear as one of the two witnesses in Revelation – Revelation 11.

B.     Moses’ Resume:

                                                              i.      Confronted the Pharaoh - the most powerful man in the world – Exodus 5-12.

                                                            ii.      Brought Israel out of Egypt – Exodus 12.

                                                          iii.      Lead them across the Red Sea – Exodus 14.

                                                          iv.      Witnessed the defeat of the most powerful army on earth – Exodus 14.

                                                            v.      Instituted a system of government for the nation – Exodus 18:13–26; Numbers 11:16–30; Deuteronomy 1:9–18.

                                                          vi.      Oversaw the making of contract between Israel and God – Mosaic covenant – Exodus 24.

                                                        vii.      Delivered the law to the people – Exodus 20.

                                                      viii.      Set up a tabernacle where God dwelled among His people – Exodus 25.

                                                          ix.      Lead them in the desert for 40 years, feeding, watering, and keeping from self-destruction a group of 2-3 million people and their livestock - Exodus.

                                                            x.      Interceded on behalf of Israel on numerous occasions and is credited with their survival – Exodus 32; 33; Numbers 14; Hosea 12:13.

                                                          xi.      Proved to be decisive in difficult situations – Exodus 32:28-29; Leviticus 10.

                                                        xii.      Commissioned Joshua to be his successor & blessed the nation prior to his death – Deuteronomy 33.

C.     His shortfalls:

                                                              i.      Failed to see himself with God’s perspective (angered God, given Aaron) – Exodus 4:14.

                                                            ii.      Failed to circumcise his own son (angered God, almost lost his life, saved by his wife) – Exodus 4:24-26.

                                                          iii.      Failed to honor God before the people at Kadesh (angered God, kept from entering the Promised Land) – Numbers 20:11-13.

 

In God’s economy greatness in leadership comes through service!