The Eyes of Moses (1 of 3) by Kerry Shook
This content is part of a series.The Eyes of Moses (1 of 3)
Series: First Person
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Ex. 3:4 (NLT)
1. EMBRACE GOD'S CALLING
• Ex. 3:8,10 (NLT)
I'm called to influence
2. STOP GIVING GOD EXCUSES
• Excuse #1
• Ex. 4:10 (NLT)
"I have too many faults."
• Excuse #2
• Ex. 4:1 (NIV)
The thing I love about the Bible is it always tells you the flat-out truth about its heroes - the good, bad and the ugly. I mean, there's no spin whatsoever. It tells you about all the great things they did. It also tells you about all their faults and failures. That's why it always amazes me how when we as Christians today think about the heroes of the Bible in the past, we always think they were completely different from us, and we always think that they must have had super faith and unbelievable talent and that's why God used them the way He did. But, the truth of the matter is, they were just like you and me - ordinary people. But, they realized that they had an extraordinary God, and we have the same extraordinary God, and He wants to use us, and that's why I'm starting this new series that I'm calling First Person. I'm going to sort of get into the character of some of the Bible heroes and express what I think they may have been feeling during the time that God was using them because I'm sure their feelings were the same as ours would be today. They had the same insecurities and fears and the same feelings that you and I have when God uses us, and so today I'm going to be in character for a little while of Moses, and as I studied Moses, realized I had a lot in common with Moses because God had called Moses to make a difference, but Moses felt very insecure and he felt very weak at times, and that's the way I feel at times. When God wants to use me in a great way, I also feel insecure. But, today we're going to learn how God has a great plan for your life, and God has a great plan for my life, and He wants to use you in first person just the way He did Moses.
Well, this stick is the whole story - this shepherd staff. The story of my life could really be titled what God can do with a crooked stick, but we'll get to that later because the reason why I'm here is to clear up the misconceptions all throughout history about what I was like. I mean, when you think of Moses, you think of Charlton Heston and The Ten Commandments. Am I right? I wasn't nearly so dramatic. In fact, you probably think I was this super spiritual, extraordinarily talented, fearless leader who always knew exactly what to do. And if you think that, you haven't read Scripture very closely because there were times when I had no clue what to do next. There were times I was completely discouraged and I felt like giving up.
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