Just as sure as God delivered the children of Israel from bondage to experience the fullness of the promised land, He has freed us from the power of sin to live the abundant life in Him. Today’s teaching from Joshua chapter 5 is sure to encourage you to walk in that freedom.
There are some things that are better forgotten. In Philippians 3 the Apostle Paul talks about “forgetting the things that are behind…” But here in Joshua chapter 4 we find that remembering some things are critical to victorious Christian living.
There are a lot of arguments about what faith is and what it is not. But there’s no arguing that in today’s message from Joshua chapter 2, victory requires faith- Bible based faith that is.
There’s a popular saying that goes, “It’s my way or the highway.” That may sound rather egotistical coming from a man or woman, but when God says it, it’s final. We either accept His terms, or we’re on our own. Join us for some insight from the story of Rahab in the book of Joshua.
Today we look at the story of Rahab, who lied in order to protect the spies Joshua sent into the land. Did the ends justify the means? Before you answer, listen in to today’s message.
The truth that obedience to God brings blessing is a key principle in understanding what it means to be a child of God. Failure to understand this and failure to implement it will forfeit God's best in your life. Joshua understood it, and you will too after today’s message.
Today we begin an exciting journey through the book of Joshua. After Moses’ death, Joshua found himself next in line in God’s great ongoing plan. His story is not only an exciting one, it’s an encouraging one as well. Because as we’ll see, the torch has been passed to us as well.
God told the prophet Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; Before you were born, I sanctified you.” And in today’s message God gives Hosea the same message about His love. It’s a perfect love for an imperfect people.
Today’s teaching contains God’s prescription for reconciliation and restoration of our relationship with Him. What God asked Hosea to do is an example to all of us. Open your Bibles to Hosea chapter 6 and follow along.
Today’s message from Hosea chapter 11 continues the theme we started last week, “Patient Love.” It’s the kind of love God has for us, and the kind He expects us to have for others. It’s not always easy, but with God, all things are possible.
On this Mother’s Day there is a question posed in today’s passage from 2Kings chapter 4. There we find a woman in very dire circumstances. But as we will see, God was greater than her circumstances.
God is a good father who wants to bless us in every area of our lives. But like all good parents, He often must teach us about the repercussions of our disobedience to Him. It’s sometimes a tough lesson, but it’s always a necessary one.
Grace is a constant theme in the Bible, and it culminates in the New Testament with the coming of Jesus, but it is manifested from Genesis to Revelation. Grace is God choosing to bless us rather than curse us as our sin deserves. It is His benevolence to the undeserving. And when we operate in it, we need fear no weapon formed against us.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is recorded in all four of the Gospels because it is foundation of the Christian life. Without it, we are of all men most miserable. Paul writes that apart from the resurrection our faith and message are in vain and pointless. This is the oxymoron of the Christian life: that we are dead, yet we live. Yet, it is not we that live, but it is Christ living in us. And as we’ll hear in today’s teaching, His life is the pathway to God’s truth.
Today’s teaching is about the Gospel. The word gospel literally means “good news” and it occurs 93 times in the Bible. Broadly speaking, it is the whole of Scripture; more specifically, it is the good news concerning Christ and the way of salvation. The gospel is the good news that God loved the world enough to give His only Son to die for our sin. The gospel is good news because our salvation and eternal life and home in heaven are guaranteed through Christ. To those who accept it, it is a blessing. But to those who refuse it, that’s another story- one that we’ll examine in today’s teaching.