THE BIG IDEA: Champion Leaders are given to make life better for others in the will of God.
BIBLE FACT: Only God can design true leaders in any generation; and when He does they always rise to the occasion to meet the challenges of the day.
The world needs leaders...
who cannot be bought;
whose word is their promise;
who put character above wealth;
who possess opinions and a will;
who are larger than their vocations;
who do not hesitate to take chances;
who will not lose their individuality in a crowd;
who will be honest in small things as well as in great things;
who will make no compromise with wrong;
whose ambitions are not confined to their own selfish desires;
who will not say they do it "because everybody else does it";
who are true to their friends through good report and
evil report, in adversity as well as in prosperity;
who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning, and
hardheadedness are the best qualities for winning success;
who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth
when it is unpopular, who can say no with emphasis,
although the rest of the world says yes.
---Paul Borthwick, Leading the Way, Navpress, 1989, pp. 19-20.
I. Champion Leaders learn and teach by faith to follow God’s tactical plan against the enemy. Exodus 14:1-31
A. Pharaoh’s decision to follow up; vv. 1-9
B. The despair of the people to give up; vv. 10-12
C. The declaration of Moses to look up; vv. 13, 14
D. Moses’ decree from God to lift up; vv. 15-18
E. God’s protection plan; vv. 19, 20
F. God’s parting of the Red Sea; vv. 20, 21
G. Pharaoh’s perishing pursuit into God’s prevailing punishment; vv. 23-31