MOSES AND THE RED SEA EXPERIENCE
1. We all enjoy the mountain top
experiences in our Christian walk.
2. We cannot always be on the mountain top,
but we can live a victorious Christian life
that God will bless.
3. We must be growing Christians.
4. We are not expected to be perfect but we
are expected to be growing.
Eph 4:14‑15 14 That we henceforth be no
more children, tossed to and
fro, and carried about with
every wind of doctrine, by the
sleight of men, and cunning
craftiness, whereby they lie in
wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in
love, may grow up into him in
all things, which is the head,
There are several principles in Moses Red
Sea experience that will help us to be
I. REALIZE THE EXTENT OF GOD'S COMPASSION.
Ex 2:6 And when she had opened it, she saw
the child: and, behold, the babe
wept. And she had compassion on him,
and said, This is one of the
A. God's Compassion is very personal.
1. God sent someone to save Moses.
2. God wants to save you if He hasn't
3. It is a personal experience.
B. God's compassion is for all.
Ex 2:23 And it came to pass in process of
time, that the king of Egypt died:
and the children of Israel sighed
by reason of the bondage, and they
cried, and their cry came up unto
God by reason of the bondage.
1. As we progress in our Christian
experience we must see God's love not
just for us but for all.
2. We live next door to people and never
know them ‑ unconcerned ‑ Our fur no
John 3:16 For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish, but
have everlasting life.
II. REALIZE THE EXTENT OF GOD'S CALL.
A. God chose you for a purpose.
1. God used a burning bush to get
Moses Attention. What will it take
Ex 3:1‑2 1 Now Moses kept the flock of
Jethro his father in law, the
priest of Midian: and he led the
flock to the backside of the
desert, and came to the mountain
of God, even to Horeb.
2 And the angel of the LORD
appeared unto him in a flame of
fire out of the midst of a bush:
and he looked, and, behold, the
bush burned with fire, and the
bush was not consumed.
2. When we stand before God we are
standing on Holy ground
When we are in the will of God we
are on Holy ground ‑ this place a
great responsibility upon us to do
Holy ground Where God will chasten
those Whom He loves. God will
provide for and protect those whom
Ex 3:4 And when the LORD saw that he
turned aside to see, God called
unto him out of the midst of the
bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And
he said, Here am I.
Ex 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither:
put off thy shoes from off thy
feet, for the place whereon thou
standest is holy ground.
Staying in God's will keeps us on
B. Moses feared God ‑
The fear of God is the beginning of
Ps 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the
beginning of wisdom: a good
understanding have all they that
do his commandments: his praise
endureth for ever.
Prov 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the
beginning of wisdom: and the
knowledge of the holy is
Moses realized who he was and who God
C. God revealed the task
Ex 3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely
seen the affliction of my people
which are in Egypt, and have heard
their cry by reason of their
taskmasters; for I know their
God will not keep you in darkness
He wants you to know the task He has for
D. God presents his work to Moses
1. He tells Moses his part
Ex 3:10 Come now therefore, and I will send
thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest
bring forth my people the children
of Israel out of Egypt.
Moses Questions God's Wisdom in this
Ex 3:11‑14 11 And Moses said unto God, Who
am I, that I should go unto
Pharaoh, and that I should bring
forth the children of Israel out
12 And he said, Certainly I will
be with thee; and this shall be
a token unto thee, that I have
sent thee: When thou hast
brought forth the people out of
Egypt, ye shall serve God upon
13 And Moses said unto God,
Behold, when I come unto the
children of Israel, and shall
say unto them, The God of your
fathers hath sent me unto you;
and they shall say to me, What
is his name? what shall I say
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM
THAT I AM: and he said, Thus
shalt thou say unto the children
of Israel, I AM hath sent me
Moses is to GO and GATHER
2. God names the enemy
Ex 3:18 And they shall hearken to thy
voice: and thou shalt come, thou
and the elders of Israel, unto the
king of Egypt, and ye shall say
unto him, The LORD God of the
Hebrews hath met with us: and now
let us go, we beseech thee, three
days' journey into the wilderness,
that we may sacrifice to the LORD
King of Egypt ‑ Egypt is typical of the
world ‑ Pharoh is typical of Satan
Our enemy is the Prince of this world.
John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this
world: now shall the prince of
this world be cast out.
John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much
with you: for the prince of this
world cometh, and hath nothing
John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince
of this world is judged.
He will not willingly let go
Ex 3:19 And I am sure that the king of
Egypt will not let you go, no, not
by a mighty hand.
3. Those who work will be rewarded
Ex 3:21 And I will give this people favour
in the sight of the Egyptians: and
it shall come to pass, that, when
ye go, ye shall not go empty:
E. God's Tools
Ex 4:1‑2 1 And Moses answered and said,
But, behold, they will not believe
me, nor hearken unto my voice: for
they will say, The LORD hath not
appeared unto thee.
2 And the LORD said unto him,
What is that in thine hand? And he
said, A rod.
1. What do you have
What do you have that God can use?
Can you mow grass, give an encouraging
word to a visitor, sing, teach, clean the
building, pick up some and bring them to
church, what can you do to make things run
smoothly at church.
2. Moses uses his weakness as an excuse
Ex 4:10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my
Lord, I am not eloquent, neither
heretofore, nor since thou hast
spoken unto thy servant: but I am
slow of speech, and of a slow
3. Moses volunteers someone else
Ex 4:13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I
pray thee, by the hand of him whom
thou wilt send.
4. God gives Moses a companion
Ex 4:14 And the anger of the LORD was
kindled against Moses, and he said,
Is not Aaron the Levite thy
brother? I know that he can speak
well. And also, behold, he cometh
forth to meet thee: and when he
seeth thee, he will be glad in his
God gives us a Companion ‑ Holy Spirit of
God lives in the heart of every believer.
And God gives a friend. We can visit "2 by
III. THE EXTENT OF GOD'S COMMANDS
The command is GO.
Ex 4:19 And the LORD said unto Moses in
Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for
all the men are dead which sought
Matt 28:19‑20 19 Go ye therefore, and teach
all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the
20 Teaching them to observe
all things whatsoever I have
commanded you: and, lo, I am
with you alway, even unto the
end of the world. Amen.
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye
into all the world, and preach
the gospel to every creature.
B. Rescue God's precious ones
Ex 4:22‑23 22 And thou shalt say unto
Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD,
Israel is my son, even my
23 And I say unto thee, Let my
son go, that he may serve me:
and if thou refuse to let him
go, behold, I will slay thy son,
even thy firstborn.