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The Book of Numbers

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Numbers 11: 10-30

Audio • June 13, 2021 • Dr. Ken Lang

A study published in Psychological Science argues that too many talented players can actually hurt the team's overall performance. Talented players, STARS, are always looking to be the center of attention, where team players are focused on the team. Jesus is the only Star on our team. Remember he said, "Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave." (Matt 20:26-27) Pastor Ken

Numbers 11:1-35

Audio • June 6, 2021 • Dr. Ken Lang

There is just something about the human condition that makes complaining feel natural. Complaining has almost a strong gravitational pull on us. It's been said, "It is a rare person who, when his cup frequently runs over, can thank God instead of complaining about the limited size of his mug!" Gratitude is actually the cure for complaining. "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." (1 Thess. 5:18) Pastor Ken

Numbers 10:1-36

Audio • May 30, 2021 • Dr. Ken Lang

God’s presence was promised to the nation of Israel as it’s promised to us. Wherever we travel God will go with us and wherever we stay, God will remain. God’s presence is a wonderful thing. Moses said to God. “ If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here.” (Exodus 33:15) Let’s value the presence of God like Moses knowing that without him we can do nothing (John 15:5) Pastor Ken

Numbers 9:15-23

Audio • May 16, 2021 • Dr. Ken Lang

We tend to have short memories when it comes to the victories and blessings we have experienced. Like fish, who are known for their incredibly short memories, when we are confronted by some new challenge, we hesitate to draw on the victories in our past to help us. At the Last Supper, Jesus said, "Do this in remembrance of me." (Luke 22:19) Remembering God's goodness is the first step in overcoming the next challenge. The Psalmist said, "I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old." (Psalm 77:11) Pastor Ken

Numbers 9:1-14

Audio • May 9, 2021 • Dr. Ken Lang

Life is a journey so where are you going? We all have detours and temporary destinations in life. We enter the military or go to college on our way to finding a career, a home, and maybe even a family. But is that our goal or final destination? The writer of Hebrews commended the faith of our fathers saying, "They desired a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city." (Hebrews 11:16). Pastor Ken

Numbers 8

Audio • April 25, 2021 • Dr. Ken Lang

In our text today, Moses called and commissioned the Levites to serve the people in the Tabernacle. We tend to push that off as "Oh, that's them, it doesn't really have anything to do with me." But, it does. God has called you and even commissioned you to serve him in some capacity. When you do, the joy and fulfillment are hard to describe. "To this end we always pray for you. . . so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you." (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12) - Pastor Ken

Numbers 7

Audio • April 18, 2021 • Dr. Ken Lang

Christian giving is a difficult topic to discuss. We get defensive sometimes, maybe even feeling judged. God has made us stewards over his assets for the time we have them here on earth. He wants us to be a conduit for his blessings to others with the resources he has given us. Jesus said, "Freely you have received, freely give." (Matthew 10:38) Lord help us use your resources for your kingdom and glory - amen! - Pastor Ken

Numbers 6

Audio • April 11, 2021 • Dr. Ken Lang

Are you content with where you are in your relationship with Christ? Do you want to stay in the same place? It’s been said, “nothing changes if nothing changes!” Change one thing and see what happens? In other words, become more consecrated and dedicated to Christ and the gospel. John the Baptist said, “He must increase, but we must decrease!” (John 3:30) Where can Christ increase in your life - Pastor Ken

Numbers 1-2

Audio • March 7, 2021 • Dr. Ken Lang

We are living in times where there is a need for God’s church to display courage and to stand for Christ. General George Patton said, "Courage is fear that has said its prayers." We all have fear, but courage responds to that fear with confidence. Know this, courage is contagious. If you take a stand, others will follow. Billy Graham said, "When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened." Therefore, let's pray for courage to stand in these difficult times and to stand together. Numbers 1-2

Intro to The Book of Numbers

Audio • February 21, 2021 • Dr. Ken Lang

We have a tendency to think that our circumstances or situations are completely unique. “No one has ever had to go through what I have gone through,” we say to ourselves. However, the truth is that we are pretty normal. The difficulties we go through in life are pretty routine and normal and experienced by countless numbers of others around us. Paul said, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.” (1 Corinthians 10:13) Our hardships are a part of the human condition, but remember, “God is faithful!” He will get us through to the other side and bless us! - Pastor Ken