Time for Battle (Joshua 10:6-8)

Time for Battle (Joshua 10:6-8)

Time for Battle (Joshua 10:6-8) Last month we considered Joshua 10:1-5 and how Adoni-zedek’s fear of Joshua and Israel and their new peace with Gibeon led him to form a coalition of pagan kings to fight against God rather than seek God’s mercy. This month I would like...
31 Kings, 31 Flavors, 31 Victories

31 Kings, 31 Flavors, 31 Victories

31 Kings, 31 Flavors, 31 Victories Beloved, Allow me two stories and then our lesson (and a huge shout-out to Josh for preaching this text faithful to help me see wonderful things in the Word). First, I remember as a kid we had to drive for miles to get to the closest...
Strength, Courage, and the Promises of God

Strength, Courage, and the Promises of God

Strength, Courage, and the Promises of God   In the first chapter of Joshua God makes several promises. To Joshua and Israel, He promises them the land that the soles of their feet had touched would now be theirs (vv.2-3). To Joshua, He promises, “no man shall be...
The Joy of Trials

The Joy of Trials

The Joy of Trials Have you ever faced a trial? Have you ever endured suffering? Have you ever dealt with difficulty in your life? Of course, you have. We all have. Life in a fallen world is hard. It is difficult and it often hurts. Thankfully, those who trust in the...
Weaned from Self

Weaned from Self

Weaned from Self Beloved, What would it look like to live weaned from SELF? To be sure, Christians want to live weaned from the world, but what about self? David presents this reality in Psalm 131 (many thanks to David Powlison here).. Psalm 131:1-3 O LORD, my heart...
Do you believe all of Romans 12?

Do you believe all of Romans 12?

Do you believe all of Romans 12? If you open your Bible to Romans 12:9-21 it probably has a heading like “Marks of the True Christian” or something closely related and rightly so.  In this text, one finds such things as genuine love, abhorrence of evil, holding fast...