Moses...His Parents' Faith (11 of 26) by Jim Henry

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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691

CT# 706281 (237)

Hebrews 11:23; Exodus 1:6, 2:1-10

By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months
after he was born, because they saw he was no
ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the
king's edict.
Sometime ago there was a film called, "The Breakfast Story." It
is about a group of young people who were being disciplined at school
because they had been misbehaving. They are punished by being sent to
the library on Saturday to write a paper. They begin the morning angry
at each other and their circumstances, but as the morning progresses,
they begin to be friends. Then, they begin to talk about the problems
that got them where they were, and the real problems in life.
As they begin to open up and deal honestly with their real
problems, everybody has broken down except one girl. She has been
sittin-g by herself, apart from the rest. They move over to her and
say, "You've been sitting here, by yourself, taking it all in; why
haven't you said anything?"
She remains silent and still will not communicate with them. They
go on talking amongst each other, and someone mentions parents.
Suddenly, it seemed that strikes a nerve within her, and she blurts out
a response. But then she closes up again and will say no more.
Finally the- athlete of the growur a great. big husky guy gets
right in front of her eye to eye, and says, "Now, listen, we want you
to talk. We've all got problems with our parents. Y-ou've heard
everyone. What's so unusual about that? What did yours do to you?"
She looks the big athlete straight in the eye and says, "That's
the problem! They don't do anything. They ignore me."
Here in the Bible we have a set of parents who did just the
opposite--they did something. Moses' parents, by faith, did not fear
the king's edict. They placed their precious baby in the N ...

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