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Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to OVERCOME their fears and frustrations through their obedience, and faith in God’s WORD and God’s POWER.

14 August 2005

U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris

CP Walker’s Multicultural Gospel Service, Taegu Korea

BIG IDEA: GOD HAS A WILL FULL OF BLESSINGS FOR EACH OF US THAT REQUIRES US TO STRUGGLE NOW - with fears, frustrations, and faith - IN ORDER TO FULLY APPRECIATE HIS BLESSINGS LATER.

REFERENCES: Genesis 13:14-17 KJV (God renews His promise to Abram); Psalms 50:10 GW (Every creature in the forest, {even} the cattle on a thousand hills, is mine); Psalms 127:1 KJV (Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain); Joshua 1:1-5 KJV (Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, 2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses….); Peter 5:6 (Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time"); Hebrews 11:30 (By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days); Ephesian 6:11-14 KJV (Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand);

I. ANNOUNCE THE PERICOPE: JOSHUA 17:14-18

II. READ THE PERICOPE: JOSHUA 17:14-18

III. READ THE TEXT: JOSHUA 17:17-18 (And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power: thou shalt not have one lot only: But the mountain shall be thine; for it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be thine: for thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong).

IV. PURPOSE: To motivate the hearers to OVERCOME their fears and frustrations through their obedience, and faith in God’s WORD and God’s POWER.

V. SERMONIC: "Go On"

INTRODUCTION: (… Just in case you’re not aware of what’s going on … every First Sunday is the Multicultural Gospel Service’s Communion Sunday. Every Third Sunday is the our “Women in Action Sunday”. Fourth Sundays are our “Family and Friend” Sundays; and Every Second Sunday is our Youth In Action Sunday. *Therefore, please join me in surrending to God a round of applause FOR OUR YOUTH …

here - in the CP Walker’s Multicultural Gospel Service.

*****************TAKE 5 BEATS***************

Move 1: In my studies, I came across some information written by a Family counselor, “Dr. Ellen Jackson, and author of 10 Pictures Books That Help Children Deal With Challenges”,

a. Dr. Jackson says that many parents and teachers have discovered that books can be wonderful therapy for children. Without life experience, children do not know what to do when problems arise.

b. Books teach children the consequences of behavior – WHAT ACTIONS GET REWAREDED AND WHAT DOESN’T WORK.

c. Books also suggest ways children can cope with their emotions if a problem can’t be solved. Dr. Jackson says,

d. “A well-chosen book can provide a way for parents and teachers to talk indirectly about difficult subjects.

d. Sometimes a book will feature an animal character or use humor to make a point.

e. This allows children to get some distance from their FRUSTRATIONS OR EVEN LAUGH AT THEM.”

********************TAKE 5 BEATS ********************

MOVE 2: In fact, TWO OF THE 10 BOOKS I believe can help our young MCGS children, today, deal with common problems . The first book is, “THE KNIGHT WHO WAS AFRAID OF THE DARK” by Barbara Shook Hazen.

a. In this particular book – Brave Sir Fred has a secret. Although he’s not scared of spiders and monsters, Sir Fred is afraid of the dark. THE KNIGHT WHO WAS AFRAID OF THE DARK is a good book about facing and overcoming fears for ages 4-8.

b. The Second Book that I believe will help children deal with common problems is “THE TENTH GOOD THING ABOUT BARNEY by Judith Viorst.

c. In this book, my brothers and sisters, the author talks about what happens … “When Barney the cat dies. In fact, the author says that when Barney the cat dies, everyone is sad.

d. Therefore, Barney’s family decides to have a funeral and think of all the nice things they can say about Barney.

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