One of the best things a Christian can do is take in the solid teaching of local church leaders and compare it to the Bible. Armed with this information and the guidance of the Holy Spirit through prayer, we can make the best judgement for ourselves whether what we are hearing matches up with what God has said.
Good morning friends, As much as I hate to admit it, I can't do it all and don't have it all together. Every day I punish myself with guilt for not being able to take my life by the throat and make it what I imagine it should be. And on top of that, it's... Continue Reading →
Joshua 24 “Choose today whom you will serve” As his last recorded discourse, Joshua recounts once more all that God has done for their people, starting all the way back with Abraham and ending with the present day situation. After many years of conflict, slavery, war, exile, and wandering - during which God did not... Continue Reading →
Joshua 23 “If you disobey the Lord will no longer fight for you” In Joshua’s last warnings to Israel, he repeats two concepts several times. The first, to remember what the Lord has done for them, in fighting for them to conquer many peoples and give them the land He promised them. None of the... Continue Reading →
May we be convicted to attend church, not to "earn" favor with you (which is impossible) but to take up our position as part of the body of Christ and be functioning and active members of it.
God's promises show his blessings, and his blessings prove his promises.
The cities of refuge are a foreshadowing of the absolute refuge we receive through the gospel of Jesus
Though not knowing Jesus, Joshua demonstrates Christ-like sacrifice on behalf of the people God called him to lead.
we enter not into that rest, as we might by faith, and hope, and holy joy; we live not in heaven, as we might by setting our affections on things above and having our conversation there. How long shall it be thus with us?