Contributed on Sep 19, 2016
ask God always to search your heart in everything
We have learned so much from the Book of Joshua; we are now in the last chapter; we will look at the major part of the chapter and finish out the Book next week. Please open your bibles to Joshua 24; we will read what God did to choose a people, the Nation of Israel, and what Joshua the leader ...read more
Contributed on Aug 21, 2016
Does God keeps His promises?
Hebrews 13:8 tells us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. And since Jesus Christ is God, we can say that God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. What does this mean? Simply, God’s character and His ways never change! We have been learning about God in the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 11, 2016
Be careful of wanting and learn contentment
We continue our study of the Book of Joshua. God chose a people to reveal Himself. The Old Testament is the revelation of God through Israel with its 12 Tribes. God is always God and the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. What we learn about God through Israel is applicable to us today. But as ...read more
Contributed on Jun 14, 2016
Are there God ordained battles we need to face today?
Let’s continue to learn about our God through His people the Israelites. Please open your Bibles to Joshua 11……… God promised Israel a land of their own. Israel, under the leadership of Joshua, were to claim the whole region of Canaan. Read along with me now Joshua 11……… Let us summarize the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2016
Are "priests" still needed today?
We will read today how God provided towns for the priests to live in the Promised Land. Let’s remind ourselves who the priests were and how they came about. Basically, priests were called by God to serve and help people get closer to God. Please open your Bibles to Genesis 14….. we ...read more
Contributed on Jun 28, 2016
what can we say about Caleb?
As we study the closing chapters in the Book of Joshua, we will note how the Promised Land was divided to the Tribes of Israel and the end of Joshua’s life. But before reading Joshua 14 , look back briefly with me to Numbers 13… v1-2…. v25-33…. Numbers ...read more
Contributed on Aug 1, 2016
God cares and is involved with with every aspect of our lives, including society.
We have noted in our study of the book of Joshua how God brought the Israelites to the Promised Land with various powerful miracles and helped the 12 Tribes of Israel get settled in their territories (show map). Joshua himself, God’s leader, was given special land. Let’s continue to ...read more
Contributed on May 3, 2016
how should we worship God?
God’s Chosen People the Israelites were freed from slavery from Egypt. God promised them a land filled with milk and honey but they wandered in the desert for 40 years because of their sinfulness. Only 2 people, Joshua and Caleb, remained alive from the original 2 million Israelites from ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2016
The Israelites devoted everything in Jericho to God and we are to devote everything to God.
We worship God for He is worthy of our praise and honor. We worship God with songs. We worship God with prayers, and we worship God with His Word! So let’s continue our listening and learning from God’s Word from the Book of Joshua. Before reading chapter 6, let’s look back to the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 12, 2016
How do New Testament believers to live?
In preparation for Joshua 23 today, let’s remind ourselves the purpose of the Bible. The Bible is God’s truth written for us to learn who God is, who we are, how we are to live, and what our future will be! Take a quick look with me the Table of Contents of a Bible…. The Book of Genesis gives ...read more
Contributed on Jun 20, 2016
what should it mean to us that God has provided everything we need?
The closing chapters of the Book of Joshua lists many things. Before we look at our passage this morning, why do you think God seems to always have long lists of things in the Bible?? The God of the Bible is holy, perfect, orderly, detailed, and will provide everything that people need to ...read more
Contributed on Mar 7, 2016
how do we see communion?
Please open your Bibles to Joshua Chapter 4…. Under the leadership of Joshua, the Israelites, God’s Chosen People, were commanded by God to cross the Jordan river and claim the land promised to them. As we noted in Joshua 3, the flow of the mighty Jordan River was held by the power of God and the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 25, 2016
God allowed plunder at Ai but not at Jericho, why?
Let us continue worshiping our God by listening and learning from His Word. Open your Bibles to the Book of Joshua, which tells the story of the Israelites, God’s chosen People. We can learn much from the Israelites who were freed from their bondage in Egypt and were called to live a life ...read more
Contributed on Jul 18, 2016
God actually does not have to speak!
I would like to start this morning by asking 2 fundamental questions: first, Who is God? A quick application for us today of course is, “Do I really consider my Creator Savior God in my daily activities?” We may even say God is my friend, but what am I doing with my friend? The second ...read more
Contributed on Jul 25, 2016
If God is silent on an issue or a decision we have to make, should we just "roll the dice"?
Please open your Bibles to Joshua 18…. We noted from the first part of Joshua 18, the importance of God’s Word. It is the norm for us to read an entire Bible passage for our worship; but for the sake of time, we will stray a bit from the norm this morning and highlight main points in ...read more
Contributed on Feb 15, 2016
What can God do with an extreme sinner?
Please open your Bibles to The Book of Joshua….. We noted from Chapter 1, God called the Israelites, under the leadership of Joshua, to cross the Jordan River and claim the land of Canaan. Show map… Read along with me now Joshua Chapter 2…. v1: Joshua secretly sent 2 ...read more
Contributed on Feb 23, 2016
there will alwyas be battles in our lives, how do we handle them?
Have you ever faced a situation in which you knew there will be a battle? At work? At school? With your relatives? With your neighbors? How should you prepare for battle? What are the right things to do before going to battle? We can learn much from Joshua and the Israelites as they got ready ...read more
Contributed on May 30, 2016
God's power is real and God will judge evil.
What does it mean when people say “You should not put God in a box”?? When you assume something about God or try to force God into doing something, you are putting God “in a box”! What are some examples of when people put God in a box?? What do people do when they ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2016
When do we take action and when do we wait?
Please open your Bible to Joshua 4…. For Communion last week, we looked at the end of this chapter as we related the memorial of stones from the Jordan River to the bread and drink to remember Jesus Christ. In the middle of Chapter 4, God tells us what the Israelites did once almost all of ...read more
Contributed on Mar 21, 2016
Why did God ask the Israelites to be circumcised?
This week, starting with Palm Sunday today, reminds us of the transition which occurred from God’s Chosen People Israel to God’s chosen People Christians! About 2000 years ago, the Israelites were looking for the Savior Messiah. About 450 years before that triumphal entry of Jesus in ...read more
Contributed on Jul 5, 2016
We are to see a merciful God as Caleb did.
Last week from Joshua Chapter 14, we noted a hero who had the right godly attitude. We are to follow his example of being confident with the promises of God, being thankful, being committed to God wholeheartedly, and praying for God’s will. These are things we all need to emulate from ...read more
Contributed on Aug 29, 2016
We Christians in America are to follow the godly examples of the Pilgrims and Israel in Joshua 22!
Before reading Joshua chapter 22 this morning, take a quick look back with me to Joshua 4:12-13…… God called an army, 40000 strong, from the Tribes of Reuben, Gad and Manasseh to fight the Battles in Canaan. Now that the Promised Land was claimed, it was a time of rest and living for ...read more
Contributed on May 16, 2016
Using our own wisdom without consulting God will lead to bad results.
How stubborn were the Israelites of the Old Testament? Over and over again, God would call them, provide, empower, and perform awesome miracles in their lives, the Israelites of old kept forgetting about God and actually continued to sin. We Christians today are just like those Israelites of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 29, 2016
Christians are called to be signs of faith!
The Israelites were God’s Chosen People. Why did God have to choose a people?? And so, here’s something to think about: There are almost 7 billion people in the world, why did God choose you? Take a moment to quietly ponder about this question as we prepare for Joshua ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2016
Did Joshua do anything wrong?
Remember the story of the Israelites? God chose a people and gave them a promise of a land filled with milk and honey. God took the Israelites out from the slavery in Egypt. God stopped Pharaoh and his soldiers from killing the Israelites. God led and provided for the Israelites as they wandered ...read more
Contributed on Sep 26, 2016
What makes a godly leader?
We finish today our study of the Book of Joshua. I hope you have learned and been challenged much like I have from this godly story of Joshua and Israel. Led by godly Joseph God’s Chosen People Israel were brought to Egypt to be blessed and prosper (kind of like the Pilgrims in America). But ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2016
there will always be situations and conflicts to face in life; how to we deal with them?
Let’s continue to learn for God’s Chosen People the Israelites through the Book of Joshua. We are now in Chapter 10….. Read along with me Joshua 10:1-15…. I believe a key lesson for us through the Israelites is this, Victory in life will happen with the power of God! Let us follow how ...read more
Contributed on Feb 8, 2016
what makes a good godly society?
How would you define society?? When did society start?? Turn with me briefly to Genesis 4:1-5…. Society is God ordained, for people are called to live with each other; but society can be good or bad, why?? And so, what makes a good society?? Let’s read Joshua 1:10-18 and ...read more
Contributed on Feb 1, 2016
why and can we be strong and courageous today in america?
After much thought and prayers, I have decided to do messages from the Book of Joshua. As we face challenges in America these days, there is much to learn and apply from Joshua. What do you know about Joshua as he hung out with Moses?? Exodus 17 – a warrior Numbers 11 – ...read more
Contributed on Apr 19, 2016
How does God see sin?
Let us continue to worship our Creator God by listening and learning from His Word. Open your Bibles to Joshua 7….. We noted last week from the first part of Joshua 7, some Israelites disobeyed God in Jericho and when they tried to win the City of Ai, 3000 Israelites were killed! God ...read more