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Session 33

How to do more than you ever thought possible

Read: Exodus 38, Exodus 39

God gave Moses a God-sized task and promise: “...Have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you” (Exodus 25:8-9).

Moses shows himself a great leader in the building of the tabernacle. We, too, have the opportunity to lead in our families, our jobs, and our teams. We are all called to build something great: God’s kingdom on earth. We aren’t constructing a building, but by sharing the good news that Jesus paid for our sin we’re building the church. So, what lessons can we learn from Moses’ leadership as we carry out our God-sized task?

1. Follow God’s instructions.

Moses followed a particular pattern to make the tabernacle God wanted. He called in the people God asked him to call. He used the materials God asked him to use. He made each piece the size God required. God will lead us in the details of sharing the Gospel. Listen as He leads.

2. Recognize the weight of the task.

Moses understood the job was too big for him. He didn’t kill himself trying to do all the work himself. Sensitive to God’s direction, Moses brought other people in. We are responsible to follow through when God asks us to do something, but God’s purposes are too big to carry alone. We need the prayers, support, advice and often the physical work of others to finish well.

3. Realize and use the gifts of others.

The Bible compares the Church to a body. Each part has a specific role which causes the body to function as it should. Moses solicited the help of weavers, embroiderers, and designers. He recognized the importance of using people’s God-given gifts. God surrounds us with people so we can accomplish more.

Cast the vision and give clear direction. Moses took all God had given him, the directions and understanding, and shared it with those helping. He encouraged them to give to the tabernacle by sharing their wealth and their skills. He clearly communicated what God wanted. Perhaps the most important part of leadership is the ability and willingness to share the passion and specifics God gives us.

Reflect:

  • What’s one area where God has given you the opportunity to lead?
  • Are you seeking God’s direction daily so you can lead well?
  • Who could you bring in to help accomplish what God has placed on your heart?

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What if the right thing costs you everything?

What if the right thing costs you everything?

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2

Are you in need of rescue?

Are you in need of rescue?

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3

Help is on the way

Help is on the way

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4

Looking for a sign that God is with you?

Looking for a sign that God is with you?

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5

What to do when God doesn’t meet your expectations

What to do when God doesn’t meet your expectations

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6

Will you let God set you free?

Will you let God set you free?

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7

Great success often starts with failure

Great success often starts with failure

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8

How to break a cycle of regret

How to break a cycle of regret

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9

What is your purpose in life?

What is your purpose in life?

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10

When you can’t see clearly

When you can’t see clearly

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11

We are all enslaved to something

We are all enslaved to something

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12

Freedom comes from following instructions

Freedom comes from following instructions

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13

How remembering the past shapes the present

How remembering the past shapes the present

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14

How to win the war

How to win the war

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15

How to celebrate life, even when it sucks

How to celebrate life, even when it sucks

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God’s presence is greater than His presents

God’s presence is greater than His presents

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17

God is our banner

God is our banner

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18

The gift we never knew we needed

The gift we never knew we needed

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19

The one person who never breaks a promise

The one person who never breaks a promise

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20

A new way to think about God’s commands

A new way to think about God’s commands

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21

Revenge isn’t as sweet as you think it will be

Revenge isn’t as sweet as you think it will be

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22

What if you are the thief?

What if you are the thief?

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23

Timing is everything

Timing is everything

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24

The key to effectiveness in the church

The key to effectiveness in the church

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25

Why you should give God your best

Why you should give God your best

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26

Worship is more than singing on Sunday

Worship is more than singing on Sunday

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27

What it means to be set apart

What it means to be set apart

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28

You were made to make a difference

You were made to make a difference

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29

Is impatience getting the better of you?

Is impatience getting the better of you?

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30

You’ve got a friend in me

You’ve got a friend in me

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31

You can come to God after a mistake

You can come to God after a mistake

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32

What happens when everyone gives what God says

What happens when everyone gives what God says

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33

How to do more than you ever thought possible

How to do more than you ever thought possible

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34

How to prepare our hearts for worship

How to prepare our hearts for worship

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