stories of God that call us to be strong and courageous today
Choose This Day
Joshua ch. 23 & 24 • November 19, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
As we wrap up our series in the Old Testament book of Joshua, we're going to see in the last chapters, Joshua's last challenge. He's going to challenge them (and us) that our spiritual fervor and commitment is ultimately our choice to make. We decide – one way or another. In the plethora of 'things' seeking our allegiance and devotion - God is asking us to choose Him. He chose us and now he asks us to choose him. Jesus desires and deserves absolute love, not optional love. We must choose – this day and the next day, and the next day...(repeat)
Getting Relationally Right
Joshua ch. 7 • November 12, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
Tonight's story is one of failure. We all have 'em. It's ultimately about our biggest challenge and one we couldn't overcome on our own. It introduces us to a rhythm we need in our lives as we face our own sins, failures and mistakes. We don't minimize sin, but we do MAXIMIZE JESUS. It's only there that we are fueled by gratitude and can move forward, and not be haunted by guilt and held back. Repentance moves us to worship our great and graceful God. A regular rhythm of repentance keeps us relational right with God.
Walls Come Down
Joshua ch. 6 • November 5, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
Jericho falls through God's intervention. The impossible happened. It reminds us of what Jesus said "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Impossibility just isn’t in God’s vocabulary. One of the deepest theological messages of Joshua ch. 6 is that God is teaching us to trust Him instead of trusting our own cleverness. God is still in the business of breaking down walls today. You never know what God will set in motion with one small step of obedience.
Joshua ch. 3 & 4 • October 29, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
The Scriptures call us over and over to a practice of remembering, as it comes to remembering God's activity in our lives and his faithfulness. As Joshua does here (ch. 3 & 4) - we're invited to make some 'memory markers' in our lives. Remembering builds our trust & relationship with GOD – the ONE who has helped us in the past and helps us now and will continue to help us securely into the future. REMEMBERING MATTERS – it refuels our soul, reinvigorates our minds, refreshes our hearts & reinforces our love for Jesus!
The Ultimate Lifeline
Joshua ch. 2 • October 22, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
We're looking into the story of Rahab in Joshua chapter 2. A story where God is at work behind the scenes - where He, because of His love, looks beyond our past and our labels. Remember, God longs to draw people to Himself and lead them to new beginnings. He's always offering us a lifeline of hope and grace.
Strong & Courageous
Joshua - ch. 1 • October 15, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
We begin a new series through the Old Testament book of Joshua and we will see God’s call to be strong and courageous as we follow him. We follow Him on mission, following faithfully and we trust His presence to be with us each step of the journey. (Joshua ch. 1)