Commitment Before Conquest (Joshua 5:1-15)

Sunday, October 06, 2019 •

Before Israel could proceed with her conquest of the Promise Land, she needed to remember 1) her commitment to the covenant and 2) God's commitment to her in salvation.

Motives for Memorials (Joshua 4:1-24)

Sunday, September 29, 2019 •

Israel's miraculous crossing of the Jordan was crucial for a number of reasons, not the least of which was her eventual possession of the Promise Land. Joshua instructed Israel to build memorials. But why?

Confidence to Conquer Life's Uncertainties (Joshua 3:1-17)

Sunday, September 22, 2019 •

After three days (and a successful reconnaissance mission), Israel was prepared for their anticipated entrance into the Promise Land. This was new land containing many uncertainties. How did she prepare?

How to Inherit the Earth (2:1-24)

Sunday, September 15, 2019 •

With Israel poised to invade the Promise Land, Joshua sent two spies into Jericho who received help from a prostitute named Rahab. She becomes the focus of our story and her actions our example to follow.

Sharing in Sanctification (Joshua 1:10-18)

Sunday, September 08, 2019 •

Israel's possession of the Promise Land represented the nation's political sanctification. The Church is a spiritual nation (1 Peter 2:9) whose sanctification is spiritual. Individual Christians pursue sanctification through obedience. But do Believers have an obligation to help other Believers in their sanctification?

The Secret of Our Success (Joshua 1:1-9)

Sunday, September 01, 2019 •

The book of Joshua begins where Deuteronomy ended, with the death of Moses (Deut.34). This first section of study encapsulates the book's theme. Do we want to spiritually prosper? These verses explain how.

C. S. Lewis and Christianity

Sunday, August 25, 2019 •

Dr. Tom Woodward explains the life of C.S. Lewis and his impact upon Christianity

In Praise of God's Proximity in Spite of Our Problem with Pride (Psalm 75)

Sunday, August 18, 2019 •

The Psalms were Israel's inspired hymnal. We don't know the tunes to which they were sung, but like any worship song, the words are the most important feature. Christians may be comforted in knowing that God is always near, but do they also recognize the inherent problem with His nearness? Psalm 75 addresses the important and pernicious issue of pride.

Ignorance is No Excuse (Psalm 19)

Sunday, August 11, 2019 •

The Psalms were Israel's inspired hymnal. We don't know the tunes to which they were sung, but like any worship song, the words are the most important feature. Psalm 19 is a beautiful hymn of divine revelation. God exists and desires is known. To say otherwise is to deny reality.

Confidence in God's Forgiveness (Leviticus 6:24-30)

Sunday, August 04, 2019 •

Leviticus is a book that is ignored or avoided by many Christians. Yet this Old Testament book was vitally important to God's people who needed a means of restoring fellowship with God lost because of sin.

THINKING DEEPLY: The Church and Israel

Sunday, July 28, 2019 •

What could possibly be controversial about the Church? Plenty. Ever since Jesus prophesied the church (Matthew 16), theologians have struggled to understand its relationship to Israel and the Old Testament.

Living Godly in an Ungodly Age (Titus 2:11-3:8)

Sunday, July 21, 2019 •

Few Christians would disagree that we are living in challenging times. Christianity is a religious target, and living for the Lord is becoming increasingly more difficult. How can Christians live godly in an ungodly age? Dr. Ron Bigalke shares five principles from Paul's letter to Titus that require the Believer's constant attention and focus as they live in this world and yet understand that their citizenship is in heaven.

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