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Families during the end time 5


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Families during the end time 5

  1. 1. FAMILIES DURING THE END TIME Sub Theme: Learning to Work Together Family Life: Seventh Day Adventist Church, Roysambu
  2. 2. Moses + Zipporah  “Moses had faith. So he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. That happened after he had grown up. He chose to be treated badly together with the people of God. He chose that instead of enjoying sin’s pleasures for a short time”
  3. 3. Introduction  Moses is one of the most famous  Zipporah, his wife, is not as well known  She was from a nation others looked down on  Moses’ marriage to Zipporah brought her father, Jethro, into the family of Moses  The right family relations can be wonderful
  4. 4. Strengths  Hero at the well (Exodus 2:15 – 17)  Defended Jethro’s daughters  Took charge of Jethro’s flock  Jacob did the same thing  Despite that own people put Moses into problems, he conquered
  5. 5.  Great respect for father-in-law  Moses believed Jethro’s plans were God’s will  Man of many wonders – saw God’s glory  Called into the Mount  Commandments  Revealed Sanctuary plan
  6. 6. Weakness Go up to the highest slopes [hills] of Pisgah. Look west and north and south and east. Look at the land with your own eyes. But you are not going to go across that Jordan River Deut 3:27
  7. 7.  Finally the people reached Kadesh-Barnea on the southern border of the Promised Land.  They had gone through so much .  By now the people surely should have learned their hard lessons from the Lord.  They should have been ready for the Lord to use them . But sadly, they were not .
  8. 8.  Water stopped flowing in Israel’s camp at Kadesh-Barnea.  This problem could have provided a wonderful opportunity (chance) for the people of Israel to turn to God for help .  God always had taken care of them in the past  Why should it beany different now?  But the people quickly forgot the past and turned on Moses and Aaron with their old complaints .
  9. 9.  In the Lord’s eyes, none of these problems excused Moses’ action.  “The water flowed plentifully to take away the thirst of the people.  But Moses had done a great wrong .  Even the most faithful and hardworking servants of the Lord need to be careful.
  10. 10.  Chapter 20 opens with the death of Miriam and ends with the death of Aaron.  One generation goes, and a new one arises to take over the responsibility (work; duty).  The important question remains, How much will the new generation learn from the mistakes and successes of the older one?