Intro: What is the greatest excuse you have ever heard?


  1. Heb 5:11-14 God has called each of us to grow and lead in the kingdom of God, some people however have many excuses,and reasons why they dont want to obey God.
    1. Eph 4:11-13 Leadership is how we as Christians mature in God personally, and how we win others to Christ, this is why the devil wants to keep us from leadership.
      1. 2 Sam 11:1-5 The quickest way for you to backslide is to be inactive, to stay back when you should be active serving God.
      2. 1 Cor 12:27 Although each of our individual calls in leadership will be different and at different levels, God is calling this generation to be leaders.
    2. Exodus 3:10, Matt 28:18 God gave moses the same command he gives us today, the command to Go. Moses four excuses are much like excuses we give today.
  2. Exodus 3:11 The 1st excuse was “Who am I?” Many youth dont feel qualified, or even good enough to be leaders, Ex 3:12 God promises “I will be with you”.
    1. Ex 3:13 The 2nd excuse was “What if they ask me difficult questions” God never called us to have all the answers, but to preach the gospel 1 Cor 1:17.
      1. Ex 4:1 The 3rd excuse was “What if no one will follow me?” God reminds us to just do our part and watch God move Ex 4:2-3, Zech 4:6, 1 Cor 2:4-5.
      2. Ex 4:10-11, 13 the 4th excuse was “Im not a good speaker, someone else should do it” to this God promises to give us the words Mark 13:11, Isaiah 50:4
    2. Ex 4:12, Isaiah 6:8 There are many more excuses we give God today, but whatever the excuse Gods responce and call is the same “Go”.


  1. Have you ever personally given excuses to try to get out of something God was calling you to do? what was your personal excuse?
  2. What do you think are some of the most common excuses many youth and young adults give today to avoid Gods call to become leaders?
  3. In what ways have you personally grown in God as a result of your obedience to what he has called you to do?
  4. What are some new steps of faith and levels of leadership you beleive God is calling you to step up into?

End: Pray for any who have been giving excuses to avoid obeying God, and in what God is calling them to do, then take requests.