Accepting the Call (3 of 3) by Michael Romero

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Accepting the Call
Series: Experiencing the Call of God
Michael Romero
Exodus 3:1-4:20

Introduction:

We are in the middle of our current sermon series, Experiencing the Call of God. When we experience God's calling on our life it is an amazing and exciting thing. However, in last weeks sermon on "hearing the call" we discovered that part of that experience is to know how to recognize, listen to, and affirm God's voice in order to hear what He would have us do.

We studied this last week in the story of Samuel. In 1 Samuel chapter three God called to him a total of three times before he recognized God's voice. The fourth time, Samuel listened to what God had to say. Afterwards, the Word of the Lord was affirmed by Eli the high priest.

Today I want to move us from last week's sermon on HEARING the call of God on our lives to ACCEPTING the call of God on our life.

When we are able to HEAR and discern the call of God we must be willing to ACCEPT the call.

Today we are going to take another great man from the Bible. In fact, this man was called before Samuel was. His name is Moses.

However, before we dive into this passage of scripture I want to give some background about how God prepared Moses for his calling.

In chapter one of Exodus in verse seven it tells us that the children of Israel where multiplying greatly in number and in might and the land of Egypt was filled with them.

Exodus 1:7 (NASB95)
7 But the sons of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly, and multiplied, and became exceedingly mighty, so that the land was filled with them.

So Pharaoh king of Egypt sees that this could be a threat to his kingdom and that they could possibly overtake them by joining Egypt's enemies in war.

God's mercy allowed them to grow and multiply even under slavery. However, in verses 11-14 task masters were put over them and they were made to work in forced labor in extreme environments and long hours.

Exodus 1:11-14 (NASB95)
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