Exodus 18

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Exodus 18:13-27

OVERWORKED!

 

It is very easy for those in leadership positions to get overworked.

Such was the case of Moses.  Jethro, his father-in-law, pointed out the problem, and gave the solution.

 

THE WEIGHT OF LEADERSHIP Vss. 13-18

Jethro watched as a long line of people came to Moses from Morning until night. Moses was doing all the interpreting of the law, and judging specific situations.  Jethro pointed out that this was a job too big for just one man. Both people and leader would grow weary.

 

THE WISDOM OF JETHRO Vss. 19-23

Moses was to do three things.

Intercede - He was to be a man of prayer for the people. Vs.19

Instruct - He was to teach what God's word says and what the people were to do. Vs. 20

Involve - Other Godly men were to appointed and to take care of judging small, simple matters. The big problems they were to bring to Moses.

 

THE WORK OF MOSES Vss. 24-27

Moses did as he was instructed.

 

 

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Exodus 18:13-26

ELEMENTS OF PASTORING

 

This story about Moses and Jethro is a reminder of three key ingredients

of pastoring.

 

INTRODUCTION - Vss. 13-18

1. INTERCESSION FOR THE PEOPLE Vs. 19

2. INSTRUCTION OF THE WORD Vs. 20

3. INVOLVEMENT BY GODLY MEN Vss. 21-22

CONCLUSION - Vss. 23-26

 

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