It Is The Lord Our God – Joshua 24:16-18

“Then the people answered, ‘Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods, for it is the LORD our God who brought us and our fathers up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight and preserved […]

Choose This Day – Joshua 24:14-15

“Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD…choose this day whom you will serve…But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:14-15 “Choose this day.” As I […]

Extending Grace – Luke 6:35

“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.” Luke 6:35 This is such a powerful command. It goes directly against what our nature leans toward—that […]

Relinquishing Control – Hebrews 11:9-10

“By faith [Abraham] went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land…For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.” Hebrews 11:9-10 It can be tempting to assume control of our own destiny. To determine our path ourselves, knowing where we want to […]

Our God Who Hears Us – Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 This morning I am overcome with a sense of quiet amazement […]

The Balance – Joshua 22:10-34

“The people of Reuben and the people of Gad called the altar Witness, ‘For,’ they said, ‘it is a witness between us that the LORD is God.’” Joshua 22:34 My focus this morning is actually on the whole passage of Joshua 22:10-34. The Israelite Tribes who lived on the East side of the Jordan River […]