This week we find Joshua and the people of God getting ready to cross over into the promise land. They had to face some major obstacles first. Then in obedience they had to take big steps of faith. The same is true for you and me. We have to step out in faith , get our feet wet to realize the power of God in our lives.
This Sunday we will hear the second message in the series, Vision & Victory. We will read from the second chapter of the book of Joshua which describes the two spies who are sent into Cannan and there they meet Rahab. It is a story of preparation faith and obedience. The faith of Rahab is saving faith. As the people of Israel prepare to enter into the promise land the testimony of God’s faithfulness brings salvation to those who believe.
This Sunday we begin the New Year with a series of messages from the book of Joshua, titled “Vision & Victory. There is much to learn from walked in faith and obedience. This week we have crossed over into a new year and like Joshua we must learn to be strong and courageous. We must regain a vision of the living God at work in our world and then be willing to cross over and join Him in victory.
This week we will look at part of the Christmas story that often gets missed. Jesus visited Jerusalem soon after his birth and right under the nose of King Herod. The new born king went to the capital and visited the temple where met some encouraging people. I hope that you meet some encouraging people in worship on this Lords Day. Lets worship the King!
If you have been paying attention to the news in the past week there has been quite a stir regarding our nation recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Wise men came to Jerusalem 2000 years ago, they also created a stir. Jerusalem is at the center of God’s redemptive plan. What is happening today our news is a reminder to get ready for the coming King. Jesus was born a King. We should worship Him!
This Sunday we will present the final message from our "Family Life” series. The title is “Preparing your home for Christmas.” The scripture text is Mark 1:1-8 where we read that John the Baptist was sent of God to prepare the way for the Gospel of Jesus. We to need to prepare the way for the Gospel of Jesus in our hearts and homes. From this passage we will follow John’s example on how to be a witness for the Gospel.
This weeks message focus is on the instruction from scripture that we are to teach our children and grandchildren the things of God. We will also look at the example of the dysfunctional home of Ely. There are many examples of sin and rebellion in the homes of people of faith in the Bible. They are included to warn us as parents that we cannot be lazy when it comes to our responsibilities of intentional instruction and faithful examples that we are to provide. Our text for the morning begins with words that set the tone: diligently watch yourself so that you don’t forget…” Let us commit ourselves to the Lord in this great responsibility.
As we continue in our series of messages on “Family Life,” this week we will look at I Corinthians 13 to talk about the essential ingredient of Love. The passage begins by pointing out that faith, family and even life are meaningless with out love. Indeed many families are in danger because we do not fully understand what love is. In this passage the love we need in our home is defined. Lets look at this definition to evaluate the quality of the love we bring to our family