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Moses’ excuses surely seemed absurd to God. “ Come now, therefore , and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt” (v 10 ). Moses put forward excuse after excuse. Moses was in many respect an evangelist. All of us serve as evangelists.

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Moses excuses surely seemed absurd to god

  • Moses’ excuses surely seemed absurd to God.

    • “Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt” (v 10).

    • Moses put forward excuse after excuse.

      • Moses was in many respect an evangelist.

      • All of us serve as evangelists.

        • Jn 15:1-2.

        • Matt 28:19-20.


Why should i go

Why Should I Go?

Exodus 3:11-12


Moses excuses surely seemed absurd to god

  • Moses to God: “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

    • Don’t we say similar things to God sometimes?

    • Fortunately, the early church did not think like that.

      • “Those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word” (Acts 8:4).

      • “I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ” (Philem6,ESV).

  • Moses focuses on himself.


Moses excuses surely seemed absurd to god

  • God says to Moses: “I will certainly be with you” (v 12).

    • You know that God was with Moses.

    • God has promised to be with us.

      • “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matt 28:20).

      • Are you seizing Jesus’ promise to be with you, or are you making excuses?


What if they don t understand me

What If They Don’t Understand Me?

Exodus 3:13-15


Moses excuses surely seemed absurd to god

  • Moses to God: “God, suppose I go to the people, and they say to me, ‘Which God sent you?’”

  • God to Moses: “I AM WHO I AM. . . . Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

    • God here emphasizes His eternal nature.

    • “This is My name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations.”


What if they don t believe me

What If They Don’t Believe Me?

Exodus 4:1


Moses excuses surely seemed absurd to god

  • Moses to God: “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, ‘The Lordhas not appeared to you.’”

  • Notice how God responded to Moses.

    • He gave him the ability to perform three miracles (vv 2-9).

    • Miracles in the first century confirmed the Word.

      • “They went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs” (Mk 16:20).

      • “God also [bore] witness [to the word of truth] both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will” (Heb 2:4).


Moses excuses surely seemed absurd to god

  • God gave Moses & the apostles signs to establish faith in what Moses & the apostles taught.

    • God still enables people to produce faith.

      • We must use Scripture to produce faith.

        • “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom 10:17).

        • “From childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim 3:15).

      • We cannot tell people opinions or feelings or ideas.

        • “These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11).


What if they can t understand me

What If They Can’t Understand Me?

Exodus 4:10-11


Moses excuses surely seemed absurd to god

  • Moses to God: “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”

    • Really?

  • God to Moses: “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord?”

    • “To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability” (Matt 25:15).

    • Rom 12:6-8.


Moses excuses surely seemed absurd to god

  • A couple points:

    • We have different abilities.

    • We each have talents.

  • Are you using your talents to the glory of God?


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