The Gospel is about moving forward.
Hebrews 11:24-26 (NLT)
“It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.
He chose to share the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of
sin. He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of Christ than to own the treasures of Egypt,
for he was looking ahead to his great reward.”
Moses did 3 things:
1. Make a Move to Refuse.
– He violently rejected illegitimate identity.
– Don’t tolerate what God called you to exterminate.
– Move by faith, not by intellect or reason.
– Violently refuse the words unqualified
2. Make a Move to Choose
– Faith is an active word. It’s more important what you say YES to than what you
say NO to.
– Moses chose to share in the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the
fleeting pleasures of sin.
– Sometimes God gives us off ramps. Is it your off ramp? Should you make a
move?
– We not victims of circumstance, we prisoners of hope. Do you want to get well
and be set free? Make a move.
3. Make a Move to Look Ahead
– Moses was looking ahead to his great reward.
– Don’t be overwhelmed with the right now.
– Christ is our power and pleasure.
– Christ is the rewarder, but also the great Reward
– Christ is the one who sets free, but He is also our freedom.
– Christ is the one who provides, but He is also my provision
– If our eyes are low, so our expectations.
– Where are you looking for your joy and future? Don’t be strangled by what is
around you.
John 5 – Man at the pool – Move, Just do It. (NIKE), stop the excuses.
Are you stuck:
– Between your pain and your potent?
– Between your comfort and your calling?
– Between your frustration and your future?
Today you can decide to “Make a Move”.
Life Group Suggestion for Discussion:
Welcome to go through the notes and ask the question: Where do I need to Move OR what
touched me through this message.