The Unsung Heroes
May 29, 2011
Introduction: Paul, After Dealing With Heresy And Many Doctrinal Differences, Closes His Letter By Getting Very Personal And Passionate. What Encouragement He Had Received At The Hands Of So Many "Unsung Heroes." As Their Names Are Called, We Hear The Resounding, "Who?" These Men Had Served As Indispensable Assets To The Ministry Of Jesus Christ Through The Work Of The Apostle Paul. Paul Knew Well That He Could Not Do It Alone; No One Can.
Truth To Ponder: Leaders Are Made More Effective By Those Who Help Them. Paul Always Had Companions.
Proverbs 27:17, "As Iron Sharpens Iron,
So A Man Sharpens The Countenance Of His Friend."
"Two Are Better Than One,
Because They Have A Good Reward For Their Labor.
For If They Fall, One Will Lift Up His Companion.
But Woe To Him Who Is Alone When He Falls,
For He Has No One To Help Him Up.
Again, If Two Lie Down Together, They Will Keep Warm;
But How Can One Be Warm Alone?
Though One May Be Overpowered By Another, Two Can Withstand Him.
And A Threefold Cord Is Not Quickly Broken."
Moses: "Hands Were Steady Until The Sun Set."
Exodus 17:8-13, " Now Amalek Came And Fought With Israel In Rephidim. And Moses Said To Joshua, 'Choose Us Some Men And Go Out, Fight With Amalek. Tomorrow I Will Stand On The Top Of The Hill With The Rod Of God In My Hand.' So Joshua Did As Moses Said To Him, And Fought With Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, And Hur Went Up To The Top Of The Hill. And So It Was, When Moses Held Up His Hand, That Israel Prevailed; And When He Let Down His Hand, Amalek Prevailed. But Moses' Hands Became Heavy; So They Took A Stone And Put It Under Him, And He Sat On It. And Aaron And Hur Supported His Hands, One On One Side, And The Other On The Other Side; And His Hands Were Steady Until The Going Down Of The Sun. So Joshua Defeated Amalek And His People With The Edge Of The Sword."
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