by Jerry Vines

You Need an Ark for the River: A Graduation Sermon
Jerry Vines
Exodus 2:1-10

I am speaking to our graduating seniors. I trust that what I say directly to them will also be helpful to you. I am speaking to you today because you have come to graduation.

Graduation means to pass from one stage to another. The general thought of the word is to move to a higher stage. You have come to a degree and you will receive a degree, and now you will move to another stage.

It is also sometimes called commencement. You are coming to your commencement, which means that you are not at the end of the journey. You are at the beginning of the journey. It is a commencement, and you are moving from this stage in your life to another stage. You are beginning a new adventure.

As I was thinking and praying about what the Lord would have me to say that would hopefully make a lasting impression on your heart and give you something to come back to all through the years of your life, my attention was drawn to a very familiar character in the Bible. His name is Moses.

Moses has to be one of the greatest characters in the Bible. He wrote the first five books of your Bible, Genesis through Deuteronomy. He is mentioned over 700 times in the Bible. He is mentioned in 31 of the 66 books of the Bible.

You read about him in the New Testament. Many writers there refer to him. He is mentioned by Paul, and he is mentioned also by John and by Jude and by Jesus.

I want us to take some lessons from the life of the man Moses, and I will try to give you some lessons that will help you in your journey of life as you begin.

I. Preservation.
There are some words which come to mind as I think about Moses. The first word that comes to my mind when I think about Moses is the word preservation.

We have in the Bible a remarkable story of how this man Moses was preserved. He was preserved by the efforts of his mother and his father. Though these verses that I have read don't give their ...

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