Jethro Visits Moses, Exodus 18:1-27

1.  Jethro Acknowledges the God of Israel vv 1-12

V11, “Now I know that the LORD is greater than all other gods.”

Lessons on Evangelism:

a. We need to be tactful in our relationships.

V 7, “So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down and kissed him.

They greeted each other and then went into the tent.”

b. We need to tell the gospel truth.

V 8, “Moses told his father-in-law about everything the LORD had done to Pharaoh and the Egyptians for Israel’s sake and about all the hardships they had met along the way and how the LORD had saved them.”

c. We need to know our God.

We must be excited about God when sharing the gospel.


  1. Jethro Advises Moses on Delegation vv 13-27

Vv 19-21 “You must be the people’s representative before God …. 21 But select capable men from all the people– men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain– and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.”


d. God wants leadership responsibility to be shared.

“What you are doing is not good” (v 17).

“these people will go home satisfied” (v25).

e. God wants His laws to be written in our heart.

The people come to Moses “to seek God’s will” (v 15) to settle their disputes.

Psalms 37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip.

Psalms 40:8 I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.

Psalms 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

———————–questions for sermon discussion———————–

  1. Why is it important is being tactful and relational to evangelism?
  2. What are the essentials truths we need to tell to evangelise?
  3. How important is enthusiasm about our God when sharing the gospel?
  4. What leadership responsibility in CGMC has you accepted or willing to do so?
  5. What do you do to let the law of God written in your heart?
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