August 30, 2015

HERE BY THE WILL OF GOD

Passage: EXODUS 1-2

Bible Text: EXODUS 1-2 | Kenwood Fellowship
AUGUST 30, 2015
Ken Bashford, Pastor

Message: “Here by the Will of God”
Text: Exodus 1-2
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MEMORY VERSES / Proverbs 2:6-9
” For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him. Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go.” (NLT)
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WHAT DOES THE SCRIPTURE SAY?
Children of Israel had been in Egypt several decades, Joseph and his brother had died off as had their Egyptian counterparts. Time went on and the Children of Israel continued to grow in numbers until they outnumbered the Egyptians in the area. A new king who was unfamiliar with the role Joseph and the Children of Israel had played in saving his nation, as he and his advisors viewed the growth of the Children of Israel they became alarmed that they might be overthrown, so the Egyptian made the Children of Israel [the Israelites] slaves, they forced them to do hard labor, and many of the Israelites died. This continued several hundred years until the 400 years of captivity that God had told Abraham his people would suffer was completed. To help control the growth of the Israelites, Pharaoh had ordered all the mid wives to kill any male child that was born to the Israelites, but because of their fear of God, the mid wives disobeyed the order. [Because of this God was good to the mid wives]. Pharaoh now took the matter in his own hands and ordered all male newborn children to be thrown into the Nile River, but they were to let the female newborns live.

During this time period a male child was born to a couple from the tribe of Levi. The mother hid the child for 3 months then as she feared she would be caught and her and the child killed, he made a plan with her daughter to put the child into a basket and float it down the Nile River at the same time that the daughter of Pharaoh was bathing in the river.
She hoped that the daughter of Pharaoh would discover the child, would have mercy on him and let him live-and that is exactly what happened.

The daughter of Pharaoh wanted the child but could not feed him, at the moment the child’s older sister, whom the mother had sent to watch over the child, came to the daughter of Pharaoh and said she knew a woman who could nurse the child until he was older, so the child – NAMED MOSES BY THE DAUGHTER OF PHARAOH- was taken by to his birth mother until he was older, then he was returned to the daughter of Pharaoh. Moses grew up in the house of Pharaoh, learning how to be a ruler-a governor of sorts to help the Pharaoh and his son who came after him to rule Egypt. MOSES SPENT THE FIRST 40 YEARS OF HIS LIFE IN THIS MANNER.

Moses grew to be a great man, considerate of the Jews and their working conditions. One day while confront an Egyptian task master who was being cruel and beating the Jewish workers, and after an argument developed he killed the task master and tried to cover it up. Soon Moses discovered that what he had done had been discovered by others, so being afraid of punishment, he left Egypt and wandered in the desert area to the east in the land of Midian.

While in Midian he involved himself in a dispute between some cruel shepherds and some of the local girls at the watering well, he drove off the cruel shepherds so the girls could water their flocks. These girls were the daughter of Reul [also referred to as Jethro] who was a wealth shepherd. The daughters of Reul returned home and told their father what the stranger had done for them, Reul invited Moses to come and dine with them. After some time Moses married the oldest daughter of Reul and settled down in the area of Midian to live as a shepherd. MOSES WOULD LIVE IN THIS AREA AS A SHEPHERD FOR 40 YEARS.

The early life of Moses is a demonstration of how God is always working His ultimate plan. Everyone He creates has a role in the plan and He continues His plan today until the end of time. As we go through life consider these thoughts
• You are not an accident
• You were created with a purpose
• You have a choice as to whether to follow after that purpose of not
• Following after God’s purpose will have times with great challenges but in the end it is the best possible plan

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Personal Notes

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ADDITIONAL BIBLE VERSES TO REVIEW
Jeremiah 29: 11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (NLT)
Psalm 32:8
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” (NIV)
Psalm 118:8
“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
Proverbs 16:9
“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (NIV)
Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your path.” (~ KJV Ad)
Psalm 121:3
“He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.” (NLT)
Psalm 37:23
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.” (KJV)
Psalm 119:105
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (KJV)
Proverbs 29:18
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” (KJV)
Matthew 6:33
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (KJV)
Joshua 22:5
“But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.” (KJV)
Psalm 37:4, 7a
“Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him.” (KJV)
Proverbs 11:14
“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.”(KJV)
Proverbs 15:22
“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.” (KJV)

Kenwood Fellowship
AUGUST 30, 2015
Ken Bashford, Pastor

Message: “Here by the Will of God”
Text: Exodus 1-2
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MEMORY VERSES / Proverbs 2:6-9
” For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him. Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go.” (NLT)
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WHAT DOES THE SCRIPTURE SAY?
Children of Israel had been in Egypt several decades, Joseph and his brother had died off as had their Egyptian counterparts. Time went on and the Children of Israel continued to grow in numbers until they outnumbered the Egyptians in the area. A new king who was unfamiliar with the role Joseph and the Children of Israel had played in saving his nation, as he and his advisors viewed the growth of the Children of Israel they became alarmed that they might be overthrown, so the Egyptian made the Children of Israel [the Israelites] slaves, they forced them to do hard labor, and many of the Israelites died. This continued several hundred years until the 400 years of captivity that God had told Abraham his people would suffer was completed. To help control the growth of the Israelites, Pharaoh had ordered all the mid wives to kill any male child that was born to the Israelites, but because of their fear of God, the mid wives disobeyed the order. [Because of this God was good to the mid wives]. Pharaoh now took the matter in his own hands and ordered all male newborn children to be thrown into the Nile River, but they were to let the female newborns live.

During this time period a male child was born to a couple from the tribe of Levi. The mother hid the child for 3 months then as she feared she would be caught and her and the child killed, he made a plan with her daughter to put the child into a basket and float it down the Nile River at the same time that the daughter of Pharaoh was bathing in the river.
She hoped that the daughter of Pharaoh would discover the child, would have mercy on him and let him live-and that is exactly what happened.

The daughter of Pharaoh wanted the child but could not feed him, at the moment the child’s older sister, whom the mother had sent to watch over the child, came to the daughter of Pharaoh and said she knew a woman who could nurse the child until he was older, so the child – NAMED MOSES BY THE DAUGHTER OF PHARAOH- was taken by to his birth mother until he was older, then he was returned to the daughter of Pharaoh. Moses grew up in the house of Pharaoh, learning how to be a ruler-a governor of sorts to help the Pharaoh and his son who came after him to rule Egypt. MOSES SPENT THE FIRST 40 YEARS OF HIS LIFE IN THIS MANNER.

Moses grew to be a great man, considerate of the Jews and their working conditions. One day while confront an Egyptian task master who was being cruel and beating the Jewish workers, and after an argument developed he killed the task master and tried to cover it up. Soon Moses discovered that what he had done had been discovered by others, so being afraid of punishment, he left Egypt and wandered in the desert area to the east in the land of Midian.

While in Midian he involved himself in a dispute between some cruel shepherds and some of the local girls at the watering well, he drove off the cruel shepherds so the girls could water their flocks. These girls were the daughter of Reul [also referred to as Jethro] who was a wealth shepherd. The daughters of Reul returned home and told their father what the stranger had done for them, Reul invited Moses to come and dine with them. After some time Moses married the oldest daughter of Reul and settled down in the area of Midian to live as a shepherd. MOSES WOULD LIVE IN THIS AREA AS A SHEPHERD FOR 40 YEARS.

The early life of Moses is a demonstration of how God is always working His ultimate plan. Everyone He creates has a role in the plan and He continues His plan today until the end of time. As we go through life consider these thoughts
• You are not an accident
• You were created with a purpose
• You have a choice as to whether to follow after that purpose of not
• Following after God’s purpose will have times with great challenges but in the end it is the best possible plan

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Personal Notes

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ADDITIONAL BIBLE VERSES TO REVIEW
Jeremiah 29: 11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (NLT)
Psalm 32:8
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” (NIV)
Psalm 118:8
“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
Proverbs 16:9
“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (NIV)
Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your path.” (~ KJV Ad)
Psalm 121:3
“He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.” (NLT)
Psalm 37:23
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.” (KJV)
Psalm 119:105
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (KJV)
Proverbs 29:18
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” (KJV)
Matthew 6:33
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (KJV)
Joshua 22:5
“But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.” (KJV)
Psalm 37:4, 7a
“Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him.” (KJV)
Proverbs 11:14
“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.”(KJV)
Proverbs 15:22
“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.” (KJV)