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A Story of Faith

September 20, 2020   /   First Baptist Russell

Exodus 1:1-2:10

The Setting Is Important

It is a story about a:

      Jochebed – Amram

Four Centuries Earlier

Moses’ story is a sequel to life who was the son of , and how they get to .

Now when the news was heard in Pharaoh’s house that Joseph’s brothers had come, it pleased Pharaoh and his servants. Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Say to your brothers, ‘Do this: load your beasts and go to the land of Canaan,  and take your father and your households and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you will eat the fat of the land.’ Now you are ordered, ‘Do this: take wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives, and bring your father and come. Do not concern yourselves with your goods, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.’”
Gen. 45:16-20 NASB

But the sons of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly, and multiplied, and became exceedingly mighty, so that the land was filled with them.
Ex. 1:7 NASB

Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
Ex. 1:8 NASB

He said to his people, “Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are more and mightier than we.  Come, let us deal wisely with them, or else they will multiply and in the event of war, they will also join themselves to those who hate us, and fight against us and depart from the land.”
Ex. 1:9-10 NASB

  • Pharaoh had two concerns:

1st    2nd

  • How did Pharaoh react?

1st  vs. 12-14

2nd  birth vs. 15-21

3rd  River v. 22

Facing The Situation

  • Most had become like .
  • Moses’ parents had true.

By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.
Hebrews 11:23 NASB

  • They had a .

But when she could hide him no longer, she got him a wicker basket and covered it over with tar and pitch. Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.
Exodus 2:3

Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women that she may nurse the child for you?” Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go ahead.” So the girl went and called the child’s mother. Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him.
Exodus 2:7-9 NASB

Lessons To Walk By

1st Parents must be on guard to the in our society that seek to take our kids.

2nd Parents must their own and against pagan influences in our culture.

Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.
1 John 2:15-17 NASB

3rd Parents should make sure they are using a approach.

  • We must God.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Eph. 6:12 NASB

  • We must be .

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil. 4:6-7 NASB

  • We must have a of protection and be in our own life.
  • We must join together in providing a , Christ-centered environment. An !

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