From Here to There
A Study on the Book of Joshua
The Rocks Cry Out
Joshua 23-24 • April 9, 2017 • Gary Brandenburg
At the end of Joshua's speech, the people agreed to serve the Lord. He set up a large rock and said, "This rock has heard you. If you do not do these things, then this stone will cry out in judgment against you." Now you know why Jesus (Joshua in Hebrew) says, "If these people don't praise me, the rocks will cry out." So the choice is yours today. Choose you -this day- whom -you- will serve.
How Big Is Your God?
Joshua 10:1-27 • March 26, 2017 • Kurt Pressler
Over the last few months, as we’ve started talking about things like our God-given purpose, there might be a check in your spirit, something that keeps you from really believing that it’s knowable and attainable, or that God really cares and actually has the power to do anything about it anyway. That’s why our view of God is so important. It impacts the way we live, the expectations we have, the prayers we pray, and the passion with which we pursue our calling.
This Is Us
Joshua 7-8 • March 12, 2017 • Gary Brandenburg
Some of our most painful hinge moments are caused by the influence of three powerful forces appetite, ambition, and approval. These temptations have been around since Adam and Eve. Jesus confronted them when He was tempted in the wilderness. We cannot escape these temptations but we can escape being ruled by them.
The Battle That Wasn't
Joshua 6:1-31 • March 5, 2017 • Gary Brandenburg
The real battle of Jericho had less to do with overwhelming a city and everything to do with overcoming doubt and unbelief. The real obstacle was not the walls of Jericho, but the walls of unbelief. The real battle was spiritual in nature, not physical. Will God's people obey the Lord and go forward or will they waver in unbelief?
Master and Commander
Joshua 4:19-5:15 • February 26, 2017 • Gary Brandenburg
Some of us don't move forward in our Christian lives because we keep going back to Egypt and asking God to bless us in the process. We choose the flesh pots of Egypt over the manna from heaven. We choose to complain about the state of the world rather than worship and praise the God of the universe. We choose the many cultural "gods" and "saviors" over following Jesus.
Good to Great
Joshua 3 • February 19, 2017 • Gary Brandenburg
It is a noble desire to want to be great in God's Kingdom. But most of us carry around the idea that we should not seek greatness so we settle for goodness. I want you to fulfill the highest and best purposes God has for your life. That's what we are about as a church.
Joshua 2 • February 12, 2017 • Kurt Pressler
Do you know where you are? Do you have an accurate assessment of where God has you right now? Some of you have been to the edge of the river and, for whatever reason, chose not to cross, or lived in a way that prevented you from doing so. We must resist focusing on all the obstacles that exist between ‘here’ and ‘there’.
A River Runs Through It
Joshua 1:8 • February 5, 2017 • Gary Brandenburg
Courage comes when we are confident in our calling. Joshua knew what to do. Every detail of his life had prepared him for this assignment. He had been mentored by Moses. Those who confidently live out their God-given purpose impart courage to those around them.