Mom's - A Difference Maker

Series: MOSES

May 15, 2018
Pastor Don Conley

We are starting a new series looking at the life of Moses. Today, I thought it would be appropriate, Mother’s Day; to talk about Moses’ mom, because Moses’ mom was a difference maker mom.

Episode Notes

MOM — A DIFFERENCE MAKER


Exodus 2:1-2 (NLT) “About this time, a man and woman from the tribe of Levi got married. 2  The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She saw that he was a special baby and kept him hidden for three months.” 


Exodus 1:22 (NLT) “Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: ‘Throw every newborn Hebrew boy into the Nile River. But you may let the girls live.’” 


Exodus 2:2 (NLT) “The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She saw what a beautiful baby he was and kept him hidden for three months.”


Exodus 2:3 (NLT) “But when she could no longer hide him, she got a basket made of papyrus reeds and waterproofed it with tar and pitch. She put the baby in the basket and laid it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile River.”


Exodus 2:4-8 (NLT) “The baby’s sister then stood at a distance, watching to see what would happen to him. 5  Soon Pharaoh’s daughter came down to bathe in the river, and her attendants walked along the riverbank. When the princess saw the basket among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it for her. 6  When the princess opened it, she saw the baby. The little boy was crying, and she felt sorry for him. ‘This must be one of the Hebrew children,’ she said. 7  Then the baby’s sister approached the princess. ‘Should I go and find one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?’ she asked. 8  ‘Yes, do!’ the princess replied. So the girl went and called the baby’s mother.” 


Exodus 2:9-10 (NLT) “‘Take this baby and nurse him for me,’” the princess told the baby’s mother. ‘I will pay you for your help.’ So the woman took her baby home and nursed him. 10  Later, when the boy was older, his mother brought him back to Pharaoh’s daughter, who adopted him as her own son. The princess named him Moses, for she explained, ‘I lifted him out of the water.’”

 

JOCHEBED REFLECTED THREE ABSOLUTES:

1. She modeled her faith.  

Exodus 2:3-4 (NLT) “But when she could no longer hide him, she got a basket made of papyrus reeds and waterproofed it with tar and pitch. She put the baby in the basket and laid it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile River. 4  The baby’s sister then stood at a distance, watching to see what would happen to him.”


Exodus 6:20 (NLT) “Amram married his father’s sister Jochebed, and she gave birth to his sons, Aaron and Moses. (Amram lived to be 137 years old.)”


Hebrews 11:23 (NLT) “It was by faith that Moses’ parents hid him for three months when he was born. They saw that God had given them an unusual child, and they were not afraid to disobey the king’s command.”


Mothers, do you really concern yourself with your daily wardrobe?  

2. SHE MARKED MOSES WITH HER FAITH.  

Hebrews 11:24 (NLT) “It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.”


3. SHE HAD A MATURING FAITH.  

Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (NLT) “And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. 6  And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7  Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.” 


  • Spend time in God’s Word.  
  • Get involved with other mothers.

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