Sabbath 8/8/15 Daytona SDB Church Pastor Wray sermon “The Leadership Characteristics of Moses”

Mar 2, 2014
Daytona Beach, FL
Sabbath 8/8/15 Daytona SDB Church Pastor Wray sermon “The Leadership Characteristics of Moses” Hebrews 11:23-29

One of the outstanding examples of leadership in the Bible is Moses. He learned leadership principles from his parents and father-in-law. Moses had six great leadership characteristics: Faith, Fidelity, Foresight, Firmness, Fulfillment and Freedom.

1) Faith:
By faith Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose God and God’s people over the fame and wealth of Egypt. Moses had faith in God. Heb. 11:1 Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not yet seen.

2) Fidelity:
Moses chose to suffer affliction with God’s people instead of enjoying the pleasures of sin. Integrity is ethical and moral soundness. Too many people in leadership are weak and broken in their relationship with God. We need more leaders with integrity.

3) Foresight:
Moses saw the big picture and not just the problems at hand. The big picture was God’s Big Picture. We need to not get caught up in our little picture but instead focus on God’s big ideas for his people. God wants us to set high standards for ourselves.

4) Firmness:
By faith Moses forsook Egypt. He took a big risk when he forsook Egypt and left for the promise land. Moses left a secure place and went to the uncertain. He felt this was what God wanted him to do. We must be strong enough to say “where God leads, we will follow”.

5) Fulfillment:
It is one thing to decide and another thing to do. The Passover observance was done because Moses knew that this was right. The sprinkling of blood saved the believing Israel and condemned the unbelieving sinners. The sprinkling of blood at the Passover was like the blood Jesus shed for us.

6) Freedom:
The Children of Israel went through the Red Sea on dry ground. It is the leader’s responsibility to lead God’s people thru the Red Sea. God says He will open up the sea and give us passage through it on dry ground. Leaders must lead the people through their faith in God.

Moses was one of many great leaders in the Bible. We must run with patience the race that is set before us while looking to Jesus. We must look to Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith. As we try to be the leaders God wants us to be, we must have faith in God and Jesus Christ. We need to embrace these leadership principles of Moses as we work and tell others about Jesus Christ. We want to live these principles so others can come to know the Lord.