Leadership Lessons from the life of Moses


Find a Good Deputy

Moses and Aaron, get along. Even though he is the elder brother, Aaron becomes Moses’ deputy and mouthpiece. He speaks for Moses before Pharaoh. He fills in for Moses when Moses is called to speak to God. He is the peacemaker when Moses loses his temper.

Aaron helps make Moses Moses.


Moses shows total trust and faith in his deputy by sharing his very anointing the rod, and later it is called the rod of Aaron.

Aaron was appointed to the position of high priest together with his sons, on the other hand, nothing is said about the sons of Moses.

That is a clear sign that Moses was not intimidated by his deputy getting more popularity. Joshua never deputized Moses but he was like a PA.

In the church setting, most assistant Pastors are somewhat the same age as the lead Pastors. When you retire you deputy will be eligible for retirement also. Allow your young successor to choose his own deputy.

A good deputy is there to help the set Man or woman to excel not waiting for the leader to shift so that he can takeover.


Over 90% of the African counties are governed by the same liberation movements that got them independence. That is why the deputies turn to think that they are next to lead.

Your deputy is not necessarily your successor, but your present help.

Moses and his deputy worked together in their roles to accomplish God’s purpose for their generation. Joshua was shadowing Moses so that he can leader well when his turn comes. Joshua came for a different generation that deputy Aaron could not lead. Aaron was from a generation that used a rod but Joshua generation responded to simple instruction of the word.

Do you have a good deputy?

What needs is he or she filling?


Leadership Lessons from the life of Moses


Connect, be easy and be accessible

Moses receives the Ten Commandments and the rest of the Torah on Mount Sinai. He could have proclaimed it from the mountain as well. He could have lectured the Israelites from its comfortable perch.

Yet, Moses chooses another route. He goes amongst the people, teaching and embodying the law. He shows rather than tells.

This connection with the people was especially important at that moment because they had just witnessed God’s power at Sinai. They had seen the smoke and heard the thunder of God’s presence. By teaching and walking amongst them, Moses gives a human face to God’s presence. Moses makes the Torah real. It’s not enough to have an open door policy, take it one step further, don’t just open the door, Walk out the door.

Qualities of Accessible Leaders

. The accessible leader acknowledges you

. The accessible leader opens the door for you

.  The accessible leader invites you to be a part:


How do you connect with people? How do you take complex ideas and make them relevant?







Leadership Lessons from the life of Moses


Be Clear About What You Want

Moses expressed his insecurities before God at the burning bush scene that was the end of doubts. Leaders must ask all the questions about things they are not sure about at the planning stages, if changes are needed they should apply them at the planning stages.

When Moses appears before Pharaoh, he comes with a clear message. In God’s name Moses says, “Let my people go so they may serve me.”

Moses does not come with ambivalence. He does not come with doubt. He comes with clarity of conviction and vision, and he reveals them to Pharaoh

Had Moses waffled, Pharaoh would have pounced. He would have led Moses to compromise or delay the dream of freedom. Moses’ faith gave him the clarity. And he put it to good use.

Are you clear about what you want out of your leadership? What can help you become clearer?


Leadership Lessons from the Life of Moses


Know When to Take a Risk

Moses listens to God.

Moses obeys God’s word.

Great, otherwise unforeseen opportunities often come from risk-taking.

 Taking risks shows confidence and helps you stand out.

We learn from risks — and those lessons may lead us on an important, new path.

Success won’t fall in your lap — you have to pursue it

You don’t achieve your dreams by playing it safe.


Embracing risk-taking helps you overcome a fear of failure.

It was a great risk for Moses to go back to face the Egyptian he wronged 40 year ago.

If you want to see great promotion, you should be willing to face your worst fears.

Leadership demands commitment to the vision in the face of ridicule.

But Moses also challenges God at critical moments.

Moses does not challenge out of petulance. Moses questions God out of passion.

The seminal moment is at the top Mount Sinai when God expresses anger at the Israelites for building a golden calf. God vows to destroy the people for their blasphemy.

Moses urges God to reconsider In effect, Moses tells God to “cool it.” Moses defends the people, saying they may have sinned but they can repent.

It took courage for Moses to take that risk. In the end, however, God agrees with him. The people are saved. The covenant is sustained.

When have you taken a big risk?

 Did you appreciate or regret it?

This is how we spell Faith: R.I.S.K

Without RISK you cannot Please God

#Be a Risk Taker


Leadership from the Life of Moses


Find Your Core

Moses is passionate about justice. It awakens him to empathy with his fellow Israelites.

It leads him to act to defend them. It leads him to defend the helpless Midianite sisters at the well. It leaves him no choice but to accept God’s call to lead the Israelites to freedom.

Moses knows who he is.

He knows what is important to him.

He is not only called by God.

He is also called by a vision of a world redeemed.

What motivates your leadership?

What are your core values?

What problems are you willing to solve for mankind not personal

Opposition from his own people did not discourage Moses from helping them.

The very thing you are called to do might be where you get the most resistance

#don’t give up don’t carve in under pressure.

I know without a show of doubt that my mission is to empower God’s people. The worst attacks comes in the direction. If you want to know God purpose for you life, observe the areas where you get more opposition







 *Leadership lessons from the life of Moses *


When Moses first confronts Pharaoh and tells him to “Let my people go,” Pharaoh laughs. He brushes Moses off.

This pattern repeats several times.

Failing the first or second time don’t meant total failure.

Moses could easily have given up. He faced difficult odds to begin with. Who was this lowly shepherd to challenge the Pharaoh, the most powerful ruler on earth?

You might be small in the face of your enemies, but remember that you have a big God on your side

But Moses persists. Behind his persistence was faith. He knew the justness of his cause.

He knew that he was “on a mission from God.”

What keeps you going? What helps you persist in the face of disappointment?


#Persistence# Mission



Leadership Lessons from the Life of Moses

Take a Stand

Moses is raised in Pharaoh’s palace. He is a prince of Egypt. Because he was raised but his Hebrew mother and played with his Hebrew siblings, he knew who he was. He went out to visit his brethren, he sees slave-masters beating his fellow Israelites. His illusions are shattered. He knows all is not right with the world.

He decides he cannot remain who he was. He needs to challenge slavery. He needs to take a stand against injustice.

This is the first major test of Moses’ leadership.

He is to be born again. The Prince of Egypt” becomes an Israelite again.

All leaders, need to be born again.

What experiences led you to become a leader?

Have you been born again?

“But some shepherds drove Jethro’s daughters away. Then Moses went to their rescue and watered their animals for them.”

Exodus 2:17 GNB

He fought against inequality and sexism. True leaders will fight against established societal norms

Leadership attempts

He inspected slavery of brethren (Ex. 2:11).

He intervened to deliver a brother.

He sought to unite his brethren (Ex. 2:13).

He misjudged his brethren (Acts 7:25).

He became afraid for his life (Ex. 2:14)

He fled from Pharaoh (Ex. 2:15).



#Fight injustice



Happy Father’s Day


•      Effective Fathers Love Jesus

•      Effective Fathers Are Not Passive.  They Deal With Reality

•      Effective Fathers Recognise And Take Advantage Of Opportunity

•      Effective Fathers Make Good Decisions

•      Effective Fathers Are Highly Motivated.

•      Effective Fathers Leave A Godly Legacy

•      Effective Fathers Celebrate Milestones

•      Effective Fathers Deeply Love Their Children’s Mother –

•      Effective Fathers Model The Type Of Man Our Daughters Will One Day Marry –

•      Effective Fathers Sing And Dance With Their Daughters

•      Effective Fathers Are Noticed By The World

•      Effective Fathers Are Generous

•      Effective Fathers Are Loved Unconditionally


Leadership Lessons from the life of Moses

We are going to do a detailed study of the book of Exodus, we can’t have this book without looking at Moses.

Moses was a leader of all times.

It is not only true of the secular world but also of the church world. One of the more fascinating studies in biblical leadership is provided in the Old Testament by Moses.  Moses was

   • A leader

   • A statesman, and

   • A legislator par excellence.

The life of Moses can be divided into three parts as God prepared him to lead the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt.


3 Parts of Moses’ Leadership Development

– In the first forty years of his life, Moses was natured by his own mother then later lived as Pharaoh’s son which gave him the benefit of the finest training in the world at that time.

– In the second forty years of his life spent in Midian, he became a shepherd so that at the proper time he could become the shepherd to the children of Israel.

– Thirdly, in his last forty years, he used the lessons learned to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt and to the Jordan River.

God used Moses’ life experiences to shape him into the leader the Lord needed for His people to bring them out of bondage into freedom.

God shaped Moses into a charismatic leader with leadership skills in delegation so that he could lead the children of Israel through the wilderness.


One of the important subjects in Exodus is the plan for the tabernacle.

The tabernacle was important because it was the place of worship and sacrifice for Israel, but the tabernacle was also a spiritual type. This means that each part of the tabernacle was symbolic of a greater spiritual truth.

The courtyard around the tabernacle. It is a symbol of the world.

The altar of burnt offering. Sacrifices were burned here which symbolized the sacrifice of Jesus for the sins of the world.

The laver was a large basin where the priests washed their hands and feet before going into the Holy Place. It is a symbol of Christian baptism.

The Holy Place, It symbolizes the church separated from the world (the court) and entered by way of Christ’s sacrifice (the altar) and baptism (the laver).

The table of shewbread is a symbol of the Lord’s Supper (or communion, as it is called in some denominations).

The candlestick provided light for the Holy Place. It is a symbol of God’s Word.

The altar of incense was the place where incense was burned. The sweet smelling smoke ascended to God as a symbol of the prayers of His people. The veil was a curtain between the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. It symbolized the separation between God and man.

The Most Holy Place. It was a perfect cube shape and is a symbol of heaven. It was the dwelling place of God’s presence.

The Ark of the Covenant was a wooden chest covered with gold. It had a lid decorated with two golden cherubim. The ark contained the Ten Commandments which symbolized God’s government, a dish of manna which recalled God’s provision, and Aaron’s rod which was a reminder of God’s power among His people. Once a year the high priest sprinkled the top of the ark with blood which was a symbol of Christ’s blood by which we are cleansed from sin.

The Tabernacle

1. The court yard.

2. The altar of burnt offering.

3. The laver.

4. The Holy Place.

5. The table of shewbread.

6. The candlestick.

7. The altar of incense.

8. The veil between the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. 9. The Most Holy Place.

10. The Ark of the Covenant.