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Join us for an inspiring message from Pastor John Lindell titled, "Lessons Learned from Waiting," as we draw truth from Exodus 2:16-25 and the life of Moses. Our prayer is that this message would remind you of how God uses seasons of waiting to prepare us for the future and encourage you to look to God in every circumstance, knowing he cares about every detail of your life!
SeriesThe Prayer Meeting
Scripture ReferenceExodus 2:16-25
Lessons Learned from Waiting
Acts 7:29-30 (NIV)
When Moses heard this, he fled to Midian, where he settled as a foreigner and had two sons. "After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai.
Exodus 2:15b-3:1 (NIV)
but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father's flock. Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flock. When the girls returned to Reuel their father, he asked them, "Why have you returned so early today?" They answered, "An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock." "And where is he?" he asked his daughters. "Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat." Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage. Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, saying, "I have become an alien in a foreign land." During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them. Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb,
1. Moses learned about desert life
Exodus 3:1 (NIV)
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb,
2. Moses learned about family life
1 Timothy 3:4-5 (NIV)
He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)
3. Moses learned about work life
4. The people of Israel were praying!
Exodus 2:23 (NIV)
During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God.
Exodus 2:24-25 (ESV)
And God heard their groaning and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. God saw the people of Israel and God knew.