LifeVision Church Baltimore

Pastor Sherry & Deacon Tony Grant, Servant Leaders

Home Training =  Love Sermon Series

Pastor’s Bible Study Tuesday 02/18/20

Watch Out for the Riffraff

Numbers 11 

4-6 The riffraff among the people had a craving and soon they had the People of Israel whining, “Why can’t we have meat? We ate fish in Egypt—and got it free!—to say nothing of the cucumbers and melons, the leeks and onions and garlic. But nothing tastes good out here; all we get is manna, manna, manna.”

Notice the ones who got the whole congregation riled up! And notice it was connected to their cravings. The people you try to journey through life will and their mentality will have a lot of impact on yours. 

Are you surrounded by riffraff? 

  • Definition of riffraff: People who are not respectable.
  • Check out the cravings & the appetite of company you keep. It will shape your life behavior and mindset. 

First question or complaint they bring up is - Who will feed us? 

Still acting like children. Never moving to a place of maturity or personal or corporate leadership. This is a slavery mentality where many Christians never leave the childishness of relying on other people to do what they should be able to do. Always expecting someone else to solve problems or fix issues. To think for them. Lead in the resolution of conflict. They never look for ways to make the load easier for Moses. To elevate their thinking and help others to do so as well. In other words they never become disciple makers. 

  • In what ways can a family, congregation, office staff make the burden easier to bear? Do you make the environments you’re in/culture at church/work/home better? Or are you like the riffraff, demanding your cravings be met.

This whole congregation almost two million people wanted to put all the responsibility for feeding, putting out fires (literally) on one person or if we include Aaron two people.  "They said who will feed us meat?"

Then they went down memory lane saying “We remember the fish we used to eat in Egypt.” In other words, bondage made us romanticize and glamorize waiting on other people to do for us what we can do for ourselves. 

Egypt still ha them enslaved them in their toxic thinking. They thought it was a normal thing to wait for other people to bring them provision. To take care of their needs. They had Stockholm Syndrome. 

In what ways are you acting the same way in what should be your life progression? Who’s your Moses? Are your expectations appropriate? Who are you being a Moses to? Are their expectations of you appropriate? 

  • How do you plan on getting out of your Egypt thinking?

What are some home training values that you are putting in place for your family moving forward?