Another Night With The Frogs

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Another Night With The Frogs

  1. 1. “ Another night with the frogs” Great Commission Ministries Exodus 8:1-15
  2. 2. Exodus 8:1-7 <ul><li>8:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me. </li></ul><ul><li>8:2 And if thou refuse to let them go , behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs : </li></ul><ul><li>8:3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly , which shall go up and come into thine house , and into thy bedchamber , and upon thy bed , and into the house of thy servants , and upon thy people , and into thine ovens , and into thy kneadingtroughs: </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>8:4 And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants. </li></ul><ul><li>8:5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt. </li></ul><ul><li>8:6 And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. </li></ul><ul><li>8:7 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt. </li></ul>
  4. 4. A TERRIBLE CALAMITY <ul><li>A. Disgusting Calamity – Frogs Everywhere! </li></ul><ul><li>B. Disturbing Calamity – Frogs were </li></ul><ul><li>considered sacred and, as a result, could not </li></ul><ul><li>be killed. </li></ul><ul><li>C. Devastating Calamity – There wasn’t a single person beyond the reach of the frogs influence. </li></ul><ul><li>D. Defiling Calamity – The frogs filled all the temples and thereby defiled them and prevented the people from worshipping any of their other gods. </li></ul>
  5. 5. A Descriptive Calamity – A clear picture of a plague that afflicts all men. <ul><li>Sin is everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>1 John 5:19 </li></ul>1John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
  6. 6. A Descriptive Calamity – A clear picture of a plague that afflicts all men. <ul><li>2. Sin touches every life </li></ul>Rom 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: Gal 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin , that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
  7. 7. A Descriptive Calamity – A clear picture of a plague that afflicts all men. <ul><li>2. Sin touches every life </li></ul>Rom 3:23 For all have sinned , and come short of the glory of God;
  8. 8. A Descriptive Calamity – A clear picture of a plague that afflicts all men. <ul><li>3. Sin keeps the sinner separated from God </li></ul>Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. Psalms 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me :
  9. 9. Exodus 8:8-10 <ul><li>8:8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Entreat the LORD , that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the LORD. </li></ul><ul><li>8:9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I entreat for thee , and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only? </li></ul><ul><li>8:10 And he said, Tomorrow . And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God. </li></ul>
  10. 10.   A THOUGHTLESS CHOICE <ul><li>A. Pharaoh’s Desire – To be free from the frogs. </li></ul><ul><li>B. Pharaoh’s Dilemma – To call on God would be to admit his own helplessness. </li></ul><ul><li>C. Pharaoh’s Decision – He decided to put off until tomorrow that which should have been done right then. </li></ul>
  11. 11.   A THOUGHTLESS CHOICE <ul><li>Pharaoh’s Depiction – </li></ul><ul><li>He pictures the lost sinner.  </li></ul><ul><li>Most lost people want a relationship with God.  </li></ul><ul><li>It gnaws at their souls. </li></ul><ul><li>Their sins bother them and they know they need to prepare for the day when they will leave this world. However, before they can come to the Lord, they must confess their own sinfulness and inability before God. </li></ul><ul><li>They must acknowledge God to be their only hope. As a result, they delay their coming to God and make up various excuses in an attempt to justify their indecision. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Some Typical Excuses : <ul><li>1. I love my sin – 2 Tim. 3:4 (Rom. 6:23) </li></ul>2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God ; Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death ; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  13. 13. Some Typical Excuses : <ul><li>2. I am a good person </li></ul>Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith ; and that not of yourselves : it is the gift of God: Eph 2:9 Not of works , lest any man should boast. Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven ; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
  14. 14. Some Typical Excuses : <ul><li>3. I am too evil </li></ul>Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
  15. 15. Some Typical Excuses : <ul><li>4. There is too much to give up </li></ul>Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
  16. 16. Some Typical Excuses : <ul><li>5. I’ll wait until I can live it – Can’t live it until you have. The power to live it comes with it </li></ul>Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me : and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
  17. 17. What’s your excuse?
  18. 18. Exodus 8:11-15 <ul><li>8:11 And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the river only. </li></ul><ul><li>8:12 And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the LORD because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>8:13 And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses , out of the villages, and out of the fields. </li></ul><ul><li>8:14 And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank . </li></ul><ul><li>8:15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite , he hardened his heart , and hearkened not unto them ; as the LORD had said. </li></ul>
  20. 20. A TRAGIC CONSEQUENCE <ul><li>Because of Pharaoh’s refusal to comply with the command of God, he and his people were required to spend another night with the frogs they so despised ! </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>A. The Source Of The Consequence – v. 10 – Pharaoh’s own words decided his fate . </li></ul><ul><li>B. The Scope Of The Consequence – v.9, 11 – Pharaoh’s decision affected more than just him. Every person and family in Egypt was affected. </li></ul>
  22. 22. The Splendor Of The Consequence – The consequences of Pharaoh’s decision teach us a valuable lesson about the dangers of delay in making spiritual decisions. <ul><li>1. The consequences of sin will continue until we respond appropriately to God’s call – Gal. 6:7-8 . </li></ul><ul><li>2. The choice to continue in sin affects more people than just us. </li></ul>Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
  23. 23. <ul><li>It is dangerous to delay in spiritual matters – Pro. 27:1 </li></ul><ul><li>Salvation is too precious for you to take a chance on gambling it away </li></ul>Pro 27:1 Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
  24. 24. TODAY IS OUR SALVATION! <ul><li>2Co 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Tomorrow! </li></ul><ul><li>Will you choose to spend another night with the frogs, or will you come to Jesus Christ for salvation today? There are consequences that follow each decision. </li></ul><ul><li>What will you decide today? </li></ul><ul><li>Will it be sin or the Savior? </li></ul><ul><li>Will it be Heaven or Hell? </li></ul><ul><li>Will it be forgiveness or the frogs? </li></ul><ul><li>What will you do with the message you have heard this Afternoon? </li></ul>

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