Does the spiritual influence of parents really make a difference in the lives of their children? As we close Joshua and step into the time of the Judges we find that it does! Our spiritual commitment can be represented by three chairs. This passage of Scripture challenges us to be passionate in our personal relationship […]
Joshua’s final challenge to Israel was to enter into a covenant that would vow their faithfulness to Him! His life stood as a testimony of faithfulness to God and he challenged the people in their spiritual allegiance. Sometimes it’s good to step back and review our priorities. Are you committed to serve the Lord?
As we come to the final weeks in the Book of Joshua we find that he is “old, advanced in age.” He has lived well, led well, and left a lasting legacy for Israel. In Joshua 23 he shares his farewell address. Final words are important! I trust he has some words to challenge us. […]
Caleb was a spiritual leader. He and Joshua stood alone with faith and courage when the 10 spies returned to Moses with a negative report. He waited 40 years to enter the Promised Land. Now, five years into the Promised Land, 85 year old Caleb says “give me this mountain!” Our nation needs spiritual leaders […]
Joshua 1:1-5:15 is a period of about one month. Joshua 6:1-13:7 is a period of about seven years! Though God made the Israelites fight for the Promised Land we quickly recognize that there were seasons of fighting and seasons of resting, reflecting, and rejuvenating. God’s leadership and God’s timing are always perfect.
When a believer genuinely seeks to make a difference, move against the culture, and lift up the message of Jesus Christ he or she will find there are many challenges. The Bible’s teaching on the exclusivity of Jesus Christ, upholding the message of moral right and wrong, and seeking to live a godly life can […]
At one of my high school football games a defensive lineman picked up a fumble and the crowd cheered. Then, he took off running the wrong way and everyone was in horror! Fortunately, he wasn’t that fast and one of his own teammates tackled him! Is there hope after our life gets off-course and we […]
Memorial Day is a holiday set aside to remember the people who died while serving in the armed forces. It is a call to remember! In Joshua 4 we find that after crossing the Jordan River God commands the Israelites to build memorials! These were to be physical, visible reminders of God’s power and provision […]