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*RESOLVING LIFE'S KEY ISSUES*
Today we're going to look at the life of Moses.
Moses was the greatest leader in the Old Testament.
He led the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt.
He received the Ten Commandments from God.
He was a tremendous leader.
(He made a great movie!)
He wrote the first five books of the Bible –
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuterono.
A little boy came back from Sunday school one morning and his father asked him:.
/ “Well, what did you learn?”.
The little boy replied:
/“How the people of Israel were kept in Egypt /
/ and used as slaves by this guy called Pharaoh.” /
/“Oh?”/ said the father/.
“Then what happened?”/
The little boy went on……..
A guy named Moses
tried all these special effects on them.
It was really wicked.
He turned the river to blood,
he covered the Egyptians with frogs, and bugs,
He beat them down with hailstones, and locusts,
and scared them with an eclipse of the sun.
He started killing their cattle
and then finally killing their oldest kids.”
“And did it work?’
his Dad asked
“Well, Pharaoh lets them go after the kids were killed,
but then he sent his army after them.”
“And then what?”
“Well . . .
Moses calls in the Israeli air force.
And they strafed the Egyptian tanks
and destroyed them on the ground.
They also gave cover while the engineers
lay down this pontoon bridge across the Red Sea.
And then the people of Israel crossed over
without getting their feet wet.
But when the Egyptian army
got on the pontoon bridge,
the air force came back and bombed it away,
and the Egyptians drown.”
“Is that what your teacher told you?” his father asked “Well, not exactly.
But if I told it the way she did,
you’d wouldn’t believe me!!!!!!!!
Why did God use Moses?
The answer is that he settled life's *4 *basic issues.
They’re all in Hebrews 11.
Every one of us has to come to grips
with these four basic life issues.
I don't care if you're a believer or you're an unbeliever,
if you believe in God or if you don't believe in God,
you're going to have to come to grips
with these four basic issues in life.
They’ll determine the *direction* of your life.
They will determine the *significance *
and *success *of your life.
They will determine the *satisfaction *of your life.
If you're a parent one of the best things you can do,
is help your children deal
with these *4 *basic life issues.
You're going to deal with them inevitably –
if not now, later.
*1st YOU MUST DEFINE YOUR IDENTITY.**
You must clarify exactly who & what you are.
In Moses' case this was a major issue.
Moses had an identity crises.
Although Moses was born a Hebrew slave
he was raised an Egyptian in Pharaoh's court.
Eventually he had to make a decision……..,
Who am I really?
Am I a Hebrew slave?
Or Am I Egyptian royalty?
There were *major* consequences to that decision.
The two choices were,
Do I pretend I'm really the son of Pharaoh's daughter?
and if so that means I will have fame, money,
pleasure, & status.
*Or*, Do I admit my Jewish roots
and return and live with slaves
and be humiliated, disgraced, and do hard labor
and *possibly* lose my own life?
The reason why God used Moses
was Moses was a man of *integrity.*
He refused to be somebody that he wasn't.
He refused to live a lie.
He made a decision
and that decision affected the rest of his life.
The Bible says, /"By *faith* Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter."/
One of the major reasons
why people have stress in their lives
is they often try to be somebody their not.
God made you to be you.
Psalm 139 says /"You saw my bones being formed as I took shape in my mother's body.
All the days planned for me were written in your book before I was one day old."/
The Bible says, before you were born
God planned all your days.
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