A Joshua 5 Selah Moment

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Old Testament, Selah, Trust | 0 comments

Do you think we take the Lord and His Word as seriously as we should? Do you find yourself living with a yeah . . . but mindset? Yeah, I know what the Word of God says, or yeah I know what the Lord wants, but I am sure that it won’t apply to me. If this is you in manner of life or mindset, then consider the Joshua 5 narrative. The Joshua 5 passage affirms the commitment of God to His words of promise as well as His commitment to His words of...

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A Joshua 4 Selah Moment

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Encouragement, Old Testament, Protection, Selah | 0 comments

Joshua 4 anticipates the need to answer the curiosity of a future generation of children who will ask, “What do these stones mean?” (4:6, 21). Joshua 4 memorializes Israel’s crossing of the Jordan River into the Promised Land with the construction of a 12 stone memorial, one stone for each tribe of the Israelite nation. The stones were taken from the dry riverbed of the Jordan where the priests bearing of the ark of the covenant stood and...

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A Joshua 3 Selah Moment

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Old Testament, Selah | 0 comments

Leadership, direction, (Joshua 3:3-4), assurance (Joshua 3:7), and victory (Joshua 3:9-10) are the key themes in Joshua 3 that are associated with the ark of the covenant. The ark of the covenant was a chest-like object that contained a pot of manna, Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tablets of the Law (Hebrews 9:4-5). The ark was more than an acacia wood chest, with a gold-plated lid, and cherubim placed on top. It was a symbol of the Lord’s...

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A Joshua 2 Selah Moment

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Faith, Obedience, Selah, Trust | 0 comments

The statement “hearing is believing” is perhaps the biblical counterpart to the common expression “seeing is believing.” This statement, “hearing is believing,” definitely characterized the life of Rahab the harlot in Joshua 2. When she welcomed the spies and provided refuge for them from the King of Jericho’s men, she told them what she heard about their God and what she believed. Rahab never saw the Exodus nor did she ever see...

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Speaking the Gospel into the Millennials of Generation Y.

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Gospel, Podcast | 0 comments

I am a baby boomer who is continually fascinated with how the millennials think and live. My opportunity at Clearwater Christian College gives me plenty of access to these great people. As I live among them and read about them I am challenged and encouraged. They are a special generation with lots of potential. Let me preface my comments with an acknowledgement of the sources that have distinctively framed my thinking. First, there is a paper...

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