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No More Worries Moses! [Part 1]

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January 25, 2022 5:00 am

No More Worries Moses! [Part 1]

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Pastor, author and Bible teacher Alan Wright will not worry about the right things and the things that we do worry about. Well there probably small compared to the things that could happen anyway.

Either God's will take care of us are is not about any of excited for you in the series new wordings is presented at Grenoble church in North Carolina you're not able to stay with us throughout the entire program to make sure you know how to get our special resource right now you can be yours. Your donation this month to Alan Wright Ministries as you listen to today's message go deeper as we send you today's special offer. You can learn more about it contact us at pastoralan.org that's Pastor Alan.org or call 877-544-4860 that's 877-544-4860 world. All of this later in the program but now let's get started with today's teaching here is Alan Wright in the old saying is true. God doesn't call the equipment equips called to see that from a wonderful familiar story of the call of Moses as we continue and mission emphasis that we call answers for the anxious world because we been over number of weeks learning about how the gospel liberates us from our fears and today are looking at a fearful Moses were going to see some deep riches of the gospel in Exodus chapter 3 I went to read a few verses and then were going.

I kind of go through the story throughout the list to start with this in Exodus 3 verse nine. After Moses has encountered on this burning bush and God is calling him to become the deliverer of the people we read in verse nine and now the Lord said to hold the cry of the people of Israel has come to me and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel out of Egypt, but Moses said to God, who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt, he said, but I will be with you and this shall be the sign for you that I sent you when you have brought the people out of Egypt shall serve God on this man whom I sent him a feeling to feel ill-equipped for something. Have you ever had that classic dream I get it is a lot of people get this classic dream where you're not prepared for something and for a lot of us it takes form. I must have this nightmare where I have to take an exam for a class that I've never attended get that dreams I have never been to the class and I realize I don't know where the class even meets.

I don't know what books were supposed to have read. I can't find a syllabus or anything to tell me what which is no way to grab the books and cram for the test or anything like that and so I just I just had this you don't like get every week but it's like I have an not a student I don't have a test on the student okay well I sometime next year. Our son Bennett who is a student, a law student right now and he had a dream, but it went a different direction and we do have big disadvantage that I had this nightmare is that I was a young pastor nightmare right there and I was a young pastor and I was preaching my first sermon at my first church and he said, and we eat. We are having breakfast you have breakfast with me in the dream and and I and in the dream I said to him, what are you going to preach on your first sermon and he said nothing of a bridge on humility and I said well that's that's good then you asked me said, isn't that a little bit of unusual topic considering it's Easter Sunday is the dream because it's Easter Sunday.

I forgot about that humility is not a good subject to preach on the resurrection of Jesus Easter and so he said that he and the dream he decided what you have no time was he just go read the Easter story from Matthew and that while he was reading that he was thinking what to say about Easter and about Jesus in a red read the Easter story from Matthew and he couldn't think of anything to say.

So he just went over to the gospel of Mark and read it from there to say read the Easter account for all four Gospels written in any said, and that's the gospel we just have a terrible feeling when you have the angst of ill prepared for something.

We'd rather just not even do it in a sense that's what Moses's story is about. He just doesn't want to take this call.

I was reading about some job recruiter said that is comical job applicant interviews recruiter said to a job candidate in this job. We need somebody who is responsible in the job applicant replied on the one you want because in my last job every time anything went wrong. They said I was responsible for recruiter acid job candidate. Why did you leave your last job job applicant applied it was something my boss said some of you heard that one had one divorce your ass.

You're fired hello this winter recruiter after job. Why do you expect such a high salary when you have no experience in this field job applicant replied what the job is much harder when you don't know what you're doing his job. Would you consider to be your main strengths and weaknesses well job applicant began.

My main weakness is that I can dream to be.

I can be accused of getting out of touch with reality interviews. Okay, what are your strengths is that Batman is for a job interview with Moses.

He was given all these are just simply saying, who am I that's the foundational issue.

We all have not not enough for this are not good enough for this and when Moses says who am I he is betraying the fact that all of his attention is on himself. When we think that sometimes we say who am I because I'm acting so humble it actually is that humility is just a form of self absorption but constantly be thinking about what disqualifies us and God spoke to Moses and he said it first. Well I'll be with you in this shall be a sign for you that I sent you when you brought the people out of Egypt serve God on this mountain I'm in fellowship with you in the future. That's not always be the primary sign for you, but essentially God's answer to Moses what is think about yourself. Start thing about me I'm to be with you if there's any assignment you have in life and your first response is. Who am I God wants to get your attention and say that's the wrong question. The question is not here. You question is who my says the Lord. So he says I'm not enough, and then essentially says I'm not knowledgeable or spiritual enough. Verse 13 Moses said to God, if I come to the people of Israel is the God of your fathers has sent me to you and they asked me what is his name what shall I tell them, and essentially he's saying here.

I don't know enough about you. One thing I just want because to say is that you, as long as I've been walking with the Lord of all of them preaching the gospel in if I were to build a sense of my ability to carry out a call of God based on I know enough about God not sit down and just be quiet. You don't have to know everything I tell you sometimes those are the youngest in Christ are some of the most effective witnesses that don't know everything about the Bible that well, but we sure changed my life and I start talking to someone like that Allen Wright will have more teaching moment from today's important series to be accepted perfectly free to be yourself with no fear of injection rolled her eyes make fun of you and what he lacks.

No more anxious feeling that you feel like a pressure is always on right here in my longing for life with no before sin came into the world and its relationship know something ever since the fall of the human heart has been riddled with can't be truly acceptable seem condescending, so I try to be perfect in order to meet others to decide. Since I'm not a measure at them as well.

Right now the road ahead is pleasing shame and there's only one the grace of God in Jesus Christ.

We cleaned look for yourself yourself not only exposes the lower sexual leads you into a revolution of God's love that heals your cell discover freedom joy as you shall performance-based living.

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Today we will send you a special offer now these are the final days. This offer is being made available to you this month. We are happy to send this to you as I thanks from Alan Wright Ministries, seven 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website past Rowan.work. Today's teaching you once again is God chastise Moses for the question about who will say sent me got answered in verse 14 Moses, I am who I am or it could be translated. I am being who I am being great I am, Yahweh means any said say this to the people of Israel. I am God said to Moses, saves people Israel, the Lord, the God of your fathers God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, God of Jacob sent me to you is my name forever and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations just revealed more of himself to Moses that Moses probably would've ever dared ask God to reveal God comes close to us and reveals himself to us. Moses next complaint is I'm just not credible enough. Verse one of chapter 4 Moses answer behold not believe me or listen to my voice will say the Lord did not appear to you will believe me, I will be effective only credible. They won't think it got, come back to God's response… Spent some time on it in a few moments. Something is the heart the meat of the passage really come back about another complaint is verse 10 not skilled enough. As a communicator. Moses said to the Lord, O my Lord, I'm not eloquent, even the pastor said you spoken to your servant but I'm slow speed and Tom, I'm not. I will have the right word fear speaking in front of people I don't feel like I come across is the kind of person that people want to listen to and the Lord answered verse 11, who has made man's mouth makes him mute or deaf, or single blind is not on or. Therefore go and I'll be with your mouth and I'll teach you what you shall speak. It was interesting to me in this list of Moses's worries by selling strange comfort to us all, but if Moses was going to worry these things he should be worried about, because looking back on the store. I can give you something to worry about. You think the W day where you got all the people of Israel standing in front of an impassable Red Sea and an invincible army behind you. Now that's a predicament if you want some to worry about worry about some excise and if it Moses only knew there was going be a time to leave this people out in the desert and this will be no food and no water if it were for for for manna and quail and water from a rock they would perish out there in the middle of it. If he had known what he is going to face the kind of leadership challenges that I have known that one day he is gobbled to the mountain and meet with God and while he was away. Just meeting with God to bring the revelation of God. The tour of the law, bring it to the people that they gathered around a fire from their jewelry and melted it down Moses his own brother Aaron had led them in fashioning a golden calf to worship. That's the kind of people that he was going to be a leading if he had known the 12 spies are going to go into the promised land to come back with a negative report that poisons the faith of everybody as they would shrink back in a whole generation would wander 40 years in the wilderness and I those are the kind of thing that he shouldn't say what we don't know about, but you see the reality is that we worry and honestly, we might as well not worry what I'm worried about the right things and the things that we do worry about their probably small compared to the things that could happen anyway. See either God take care of us are is not either. His grace is sufficient or is not my one hour about any of Moses worried at the end of it. Verse 13 he just summed it up so Lord, please send someone else.

I am not qualified. I am not good enough. I do not speak well enough people probably won't believe me I do since he disqualified himself in the midst of God calling him so in the middle of all of this, God has an answer for Moses. That is, I think the meat of the passage was go deeper into this verse one of chapter 4 again. Moses said the whole bill not believe me or listen to my voice for the say the Lord did not appear to and what the Lord did in response in verse two is powerfully symbolic as well as just a miraculous sign Lord said to him, what is that in your hand, and he said staff is thrown on the ground so he threw it on the ground and it became serpent and Moses ran from, but the Lord said to Moses, put out your hand and catch it by the tail, so he put out his hand and he caught it became a staff in his hand that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham got Isaac got a Jacob has appeared so staff was on the one hand, the most ordinary implement imaginable. It was a stick could have a crook at the end of it Shepherd would use a staff for guiding she and for fighting off predators. Why was Moses Shepherd.

Here's what happened.

Moses had been adopted by Pharaoh's daughter, who had found him floating and basket in the Nile. So Moses was raised in the Egyptian court amongst royalty, but he was Jewish so is a very odd thing that Harry was Hebrew, but he was raised in Egyptian royalty. You could just see what an awkward situation out what because the Hebrew people were physically and emotionally enslaved by Pharaoh who proved to be quite cruel and one day Moses saw an Egyptian slave master beating one of the Hebrew and he rose up Moses just rose up in defense of his own people, and he killed the Egyptian or because of this there are people in Egypt that wanted Moses his life. So Moses fled as a fugitive to Midian and there he became married and lived a quiet humble life as a shepherd thinking that's what he was going to do for the rest of his life hiding in Midian for fear of the people that hated them. In Egypt, so now he's not with either people, he is not with the Egyptian people is raised with a was not with the Hebrew people. He is an alien and to make a living. He he shepherd's flock of sheep and that's why so the Lord says to Moses what's in your hand as well. It's a staff. It was the most ordinary tool and commonplace item imaginable. Just the staff that was close at hand. And he tells them to take the staff and thrown on the ground and it becomes a snake. He runs from it and then Lord tells him to pick up the snake by the tail was not doing him. I think in the first place. He's saying Moses in order to validate you and show you that you are being qualified by me for the task at hand. You do not need to go to some exotic place discover an exotic artifact or some secret key or something elusive weapon in order to have victory as well.

All the great stories go there.

Indiana Jones stories travel across to some faraway exotic place and go through all kinds of obstacles in order to find magical key that will open up a treasury there will be a secret powerful tool that you can use, but this is no such story. This is not a story about pulling a sword out of a stone or some other feet. This is this is God's way of dealing with us what we have right in your hand right now will use that I think is one of most important thing to ever occur to us as Christians if this really would on it you would change everything we tend to disqualify ourselves because we don't have any thing very special. We don't think to show we think we have to be somewhere else do something else be like someone else in order really be used by God. That's not why God works what's in your hand if they will have much. I've got I got some grief stumble in the same sense God wayward child in a struggling marriage sometimes all you have got to say this is what I have in God is great news that it's not often the distance with the hand but also there's something really important about this image of the staff because interestingly staff was almost always pictured in the ancient pictures of Pharaoh would be Pharaoh standing there with a staff and interestingly the symbol also of the snake. Specifically, the cobra was reminiscent of Pharaoh because Pharaoh would wear a headpiece that had the image right over the for him part of a cobra. So when Moses has this staff that he throws to the ground and then it becomes a snake maybe a cobra makes you think what's gonna happen in our actions with Pharaoh replacing the bookmarks here no more worries. Moses part two coming up in our next broadcast in the series. No worries.

And Alan is back in a moment here in the studio with a parting good new start for all of us today.

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No more worries when God was recruiting Moses to be the great deliverer of the people in the great lawgiver Moses was had a long list of figures long list of reasons why he couldn't do it. God had an answer for them all and beyond just answering them. The Lord showed Moses through sign and wonder with this staff turned a snake and back into the staff. I just think the good news for us is that you know you can be honest with God about your worries and your complaints and answers and he's very gracious and amazingly patient because we like Moses well be quite reticent and stubborn about answering God's call in our lives as well. But God has a way of knowing recruiting us, calling us showing us how it's going to be so that we can have today's good news message is listener supported production Alan Wright Ministries


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