Sermons (Page 6)
God is able to bring new life into lifeless situations.
God’s mercy is greater than our rebellion.
Caleb shows his pursuit of God in Joshua 14 by taking Israelite troops to the fortified city of Hebron. We are invited to pursue God this day, although it will look a lot different than how Caleb pursues God in this story.
Moses ends his time with the Israelites giving them a hope for the future. There will be a time, Moses says, when a true follower of God will be transformed, not by external laws, but from a changed heart.
The book of Deuteronomy recaps Israel’s history from slavery in Egypt to the doorstep of the Promised Land. For us it reminds us that our God is everlasting and even in times of crisis, he is still on his throne.
God promised the descendants of Abraham a specific parcel of land. He reaffirmed this promise multiple times. But as Israel stood on the precipice of the Promised Land in Numbers 13-14, they had to answer the question we still wrestle with today: Are we going to trust the promise of God?
The festivals in Leviticus 23 direct us to set aside time every week and multiple times a year to remember what God has done for us.
The Day of Atonement is an Israelite holy day that allowed God to dwell in a physical presence (pillar of cloud by day, fire by night) inside the camp of Israel. God’s grace through this yearly festival made Israel at one with God. Today we rely on God’s grace in Jesus’ single sacrifice on the cross which makes believers in him at one with God…