But more importantly for you and me when man’s laws contradict God’s commands, we are to follow what God has laid out for us in His Word. Exodus 2, Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary provides notes on all 66 books of the Bible, and contain more than 7,000 pages of material Every single event played in perfectly where God needed it to. It is written in the author's usual ready, flowing style." I. And the promise of God to us as we undertake that ministry, the promise of God attested to over and over again in the Scriptures, is that our children will become a people of destiny who will bless our community and the wider world. Now, can’t you see how God in the first 40 years of Moses’ life wasted nothing? None of it is true. He was taught jurisprudence. 1. I’m sure the ark looked frail and vulnerable as the storms lashed around it and certainly the basket would have looked frail and vulnerable too. 3 When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes [] and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. Trusting God Exodus 2 v1-10. If so, who could blame her? So, because Moses was adopted by Pharaohs’ daughter he was taught reading, arithmetic and medicine. Now you might be asking what does that have to do with anything Harry? Can we really trust that God will deliver us. I never waste an experience God says. They opened the letter very excitingly and here is what it read; “Dear Mom and Dad just thought I’d drop you a note to clue you in on what’s been going on in my life. But, you’re just going to have to trust Him won’t you? Can you see that? This message in part comes from Lon Solomon. Dr. Keith Wagner. Intro: Today is a day when we take the time to honor the one human being who unselfishly gives herself to her children time and time again, without asking for anything in … The Baptist Faith and Message: Mankind - Genesis 1; Abraham, Called of God - Genesis 12; The Forward Movement of God's Plan - Exodus 1; Misusing God's Name - Exodus 20; When God Leads the Way - Exodus 33; Scriptures: Exodus 1. I’ve just fallen in love with a guy named Jim. Moses loved to be doing justice, and to act in defence of such as he saw injured, which every man ought to do, as far as it is in his power. She became pregnant and gave birth to a son. God knows exactly what he’s doing and we’re always left playing catch up but in between time we need to trust him even in the midst of what looks like a bad situation there is God’s goodness. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her slave girl to get it. But here was a woman who, we know, was acting in faith, so she wasn’t abandoning her child to the whims of life in the mere hope that Moses would survive. “I know the plans I have for you, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”. Exodus 12:1-2: The Beginning of Months: Spurgeon, Charles Haddon: Exodus 12:1-2 : The First Month of the Year: J. S. Exell, M. A. Exodus 12:1-2… And the joy of new birth for Amram and Jochebed is marred by the devastating cruelty of the Pharoah. In other words, we found this royal palace from the time of Moses right where the Bible says it was supposed to be, right there in the Goshen Delta next to the Hebrew settlement. She put the child up for adoption. Is any less expected from all mothers? One day a mom and Dad checked the mailbox. Verse 10 says that when Moses grew older Pharaoh’s daughter, Hatshepsut, took him to become her son which amounted to adoption. your life isn’t in danger. We must never underestimate the role of the mother in the fulfilment of a child’s destiny…, We might look at a baby and think it cute and adorable. Name * Email * Website. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile.”. One of the distinguishing marks of a true man or woman of God is that person’s quiet confidence that God is in complete control. Because of that, the Pharaoh at that time, Tutmoses I, has set out to reduce the number of the Hebrew population. Exodus – Slavery to Passover: Drawn Out (Exodus 2:1-10) We saw in last week’s scripture passage, Exodus 1:7-22, that Pharaoh was afraid of Israel, seeing how numerous and prosperous they had become. Before we were even conceived in our mother’s womb he knew we were going to be in our current circumstance today. Whether we are looking at circumstances in our Christian life with a biblical perspective. Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. This little child was to become the greatest man of God to live during the 2000 years between Abraham and Jesus Christ. Sermons. You and I are co-workers with God in our rearing of children to help them become a people of destiny. 1 Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. Here was a man of destiny, and the mother’s compassion and courage would help to form a destiny that would, quite literally, shake the world. Yet aren’t you glad we serve a God who is bigger than human odds? I doubt very seriously that the people going through that circumstance knew that God was in complete control all the time. Was Moses’ mom breaking the law of the land by not killing or handing over her son? He had been born with his intestines on the … The only question that is, do we have faith for the future. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. I mean if a loyal law abiding Egyptian citizen found him, he would be drowned on the spot. Now this is a really important verse and there’s two things I want to say about this, all of which relate motherhood to Christian faith. Today there are more long distant phone calls made than even at Christmas. Exodus 1:8 - 2:10, Pentecost 15, Commentary, Background, Insights from Literary Structure, Theological Message, Ways to Present the Text. Look at Exodus … By God’s wonderful grace, Moses’ own mother now gets royal permission to not only save his life but to nurse him and nurture him, and she gets paid for doing it! God knew the role he wanted Moses to play and knew what would prepare Moses to accomplish God’s plans for the future. That we sit here this morning having gone through or are still in the process of going through something confusing in our lives. We’re going to use an incident out of the life of Moses as our springboard today. A biblical perspective can change the whole outlook of the experiences in our lives. Sermon Series Exodus. SERMON When God's Glory Came Down Jeremy Burrage. Look at what happens next. What a day for guilt trips!. Just as the ark would carry the people of God and the animals through the tides and currents of life and bring deliverance and the beginning of a new destiny for the world, so Moses’ basket would carry him through the tides and currents, protecting him from the crocodiles, so that he could grow into maturity and fulfil his destiny as a Deliverer. 6 She opened it and saw the baby. INTRODUCTION. As soon as Moses was born scripture says that his mother noticed something special about him. He’s got it all worked out and in fact He had it worked out before the beginning of time. He was taught leadership skills and command skills. Exodus 12:2 "This month is the beginning of months for you; it shall be the first month of your year. Advent (1) Biblical Studies (107) Christmas (3) Church Culture (5) … 5. August 26, 2018 Exodus 38 & 39. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship created for God works which He prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Moses was being worked on by God because God had a work for Moses to do for God. Exodus 2:1-10 The River of Life. In the Old Testament era, and in the New Testament era too, children were understood to be a sign of God’s blessing on a community. Whether you initially understand that experience or whether you don’t. 10 Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.” 11 Therefore they set taskmasters … We entrust our children to God but we never lose them; he will bring them back to us and even though our children may not be with us physically as they make their way in the world, the work of a mother, the work of a father is never done. How’s that for a parallel? Trust me. * Pharaoh's daughter, says to Moses’ mom, ‘Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you’. Exodus 2; RON DANIEL Sermons on Exodus … The Israelites had grown numerically strong in Egypt and in 1:22, he had issued a terrifying edict: “Every boy that is born to the Hebrews you shall throw into the Nile, but you shall let every girl live.”, So Jochebed gave birth to her child and we have this phrase in verse 2 that, unless we get into the meaning of it, we will misinterpret the rest of the passage. 2 Now a () man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months. I wonder if she didn’t sit around all night wondering, “God how could you let this happen to my baby boy?”  I wonder if Moses’ dad could see what God was doing then. Moses was probably around 3 years old at the time and Hot-Cheap-Suit was probably about 10-13 years old when she brought him into the palace. 2. But actually, there is something else in this verse and this act of Jochebed takes on a different meaning in the New Testament. Sermon series: God's Story, Part I. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. And we need to let them go and face the crocodiles and the currents. But as we read in verse 3, Moses could not be hidden for long. So let’s look at this story in a bit more detail…. So enjoy the experience by trusting in Him and relax his plans work to perfection. (great deal). 9 Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him. Sermon on Exodus 2:1-10 At the end of Romans 11, Paul declares, Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! Was it the extraordinary power of a mother’s love that wanted to offer such protection? Now when Moses’ mom cast this little boy into the Nile, well, the odds were pretty stacked against little Moses. One day a mom and Dad checked the mailbox. (1854) "Dr. Cumming is one of the most notable preachers in London, and a very prolific and popular writer. 1. there went a man of the house of Levi, &c. Amram was the husband and Jochebed the wife (compare Exodus 6:2, Numbers 26:59).The marriage took place, and two children, Miriam and Aaron, were born some years before the infanticidal edict. [3] When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed We do not learn her name until Exodus 15:20; She was likely 6-10 years old at this time– old enough to intervene on behalf of her brother (in her second language!!) That’s what we need to understand. In the mailbox was a letter from their daughter who was away at college. The life of Moses, like any human, was one which started out small. The Israelites, the ethnic group who are descendants of Abraham, have grown into a massive nation inside Egypt. Is this a mother’s love offering him protection in the light of this? Exodus 2:1-10 — Jochebed: The Marvelous Mother of Moses May 10, 2020; Kevin Hurt; Mothers; Exodus; 0 Comments; Show Audio Player In this Mother’s Day sermon, Pastor Kevin reminds us that being a mother is always challenging and sacrificial and that there are times — like Moses’ mother — when life has some of its most difficult tests and trials to live through. Required fields are marked * Comment. Exodus 2.1-10. Enfield Vicarage, 36 Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3EG, Mark of Mission #3: Tending to those in need, Mark of Mission #4: Transforming the unjust structures of society, Mark of Mission #5: Treasuring God's creation, Luke 18:35-43 - Approaching God in prayer, Matthew 20:1-16 - Finding our self-worth in God, Matthew 3:13-17 - Jesus' baptism - and ours, Reports for the 2019 APCM and Vestry Meeting. Well for quite some time scholars did not believe that Hatshepsut actually found Moses in the Nile. Both for your own benefit and so that you are an effective representative for the living God in our world, when in the middle of crisis, you can be calm and when people ask you why, they hear you say, “I’m relaxed, because I know I’ve got a God who is in complete control, and I trust Him.”. It’s right there, that a Godly perspective of the circumstances can dictate whether we continue to, trust Him. This brings up an interesting topic because the Bible tells us in Romans 13:1-2 that we are to abide by the laws of people placed in authority. The man and woman are not named in verse 1 but we know from Exodus 6 and Numbers 26 that they were called Amram and Jochebed. Exodus 2:1-10. The Birth of Moses. However, it is true that I got a C in French, a D in Chemistry, and my money has run out.”  That’s a pretty smart girl huh? Anna Grant-Henderson, Uniting Church in Australia. Brethren, God didn’t waste an experience with Moses. “But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. He was ready to help Reuel's daughters to water their flocks, although bred in learning and at court. The Beginning of Months: J. Orr : Exodus 12:2: A New Start: Dean Vaughan. I wonder if he didn’t spend many nights on his knees saying, “God, how could you send my boy into that corrupt, immoral and slave driven palace of Egypt?”  I wonder if his brother and sister Aaron and Miriam, didn’t sit around at night saying, “Dear God, how could you take our little brother away from us?”  How ‘bout Moses? The first is this, that Jochebed realised the limitations of the care she could offer and needed to let her child go. Relax. By the way, I’m not sure, but I think I may be pregnant. Now if you were the parent of Moses jumping back 3500 years ago I wonder if Moses’ mom could see that while it was happening. God wants us all to see His plan through to the end and when we do that, we have trusted Him in even the most harrowing of circumstances. Exodus 2:1-10 In Memory Of Mother; Exodus 2:11-15 Human Failure; JOHN CUMMING Exodus Commentary. Your email address will not be published. Children were revered and honoured as living, breathing proof of the presence, power and blessing of God on the community. When she saw that he was a healthy child, she hid him for three months. Now sitting here in the 21st century with the benefit of hindsight, we can see how perfect God’s leading was in Moses’ life. 4. Just open up the first chapter of Exodus and you encounter a problem. The nurturing, the caring, the courage and the faith is a lifetime’s work, a lifetime’s privilege. Exodus 2:1-10 [2:1] Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. If you can it would amount to you seeing your event through God’s eyes, a biblical perspective of your circumstances. In times when no one else in their right flesh would do that. Talk about another sovereign act of God. 8 “Yes, go,” she answered. Exodus 1-2:1-10 The name Exodus is taken from two Greek words which mean "the way out." 2. —Merchant Magazine and Commercial Review. September 30, 2018 Exodus 40:1-38. But secondly, this papyrus basket is really important because the Hebrew word used to describe it, ‘tebah’, is only used twice in the Old Testament. Introduction: There’s a common proverb we use which is firmly rooted in the Bible – “From small beginnings come great things.”How many times do we see this theme repeated in Scripture? Trust me. How unsearchable his … This palace was right along the Nile river in the Goshen Delta where the Israelites were living. That’s exactly what we want to talk about today. It really hurts to let go - but that is part of parenting, that is part of the mother’s love and faith. Exodus 2:1-2 A man from the household of Levi married a woman who was a descendant of Levi. My prayer then is that you would remember the impossibilities of Moses and trust in the sovereignty of God who designed every detail, He just wants you to trust Him for it. Royal children in Egypt received instruction which would prepare them for their future lives as some of the highest ranking nobles in the land. Exodus 2:1-10 This is One of the Hebrew’s Children. Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. “This is one of the Hebrew babies,” she said. And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. Things where we wonder why in the world did God send these things my way? All because. As a child of God you are not where you are by accident. As a matter of fact Moses would receive the best education money could buy at least at the time. Scripture is full of examples of women and mothers who have played a crucial role through their faith, courage and parenting skills, developed in the trust of God. (Archaeological Proof)  In 1993 Dr. Manfred Bietak, who is an eminent archaeologist and professor of Egyptology at he University of Vienna in Austria, was over in Egypt doing archaeological work. I shall never forget my first Crown Court appearance, and the first time I gave evidence at Court 1 at The Old Bailey. No – there’s more to it than that. Exodus - The Fear of the… Exodus - Three Fiascos… 0 Comments Add a Comment Cancel. This is a teaching we can apply to our own children, if we have them but most certainly in how we nurture children within the family of the church at St. Andrew’s. The African proverb is right to say, “It takes a village to raise a child…”. 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