Sunday, October 15, 2017
That power of God
Brian Hamilton pastor Falcon Lake All People's Church
After the death of the Lord's servant Moses, the Lord spoke to Moses' helper, Joshua son of Nun. He said, "My servant Moses is dead. Get ready now, you and all the people of Israel, and cross the Jordan River into the land that I am giving them. Be sure that the book of the Law is always read in your worship. Study it day and night, and make sure that you obey everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1:1-2, 8-9 GNT
The disciples asked Jesus: When are you going to set up your kingdom? God called Israel to bless the nations. Go into all the world.. Jerusalem...
Joshua knew the mantle of leadership would fall on him.
How can I do this? God provides the resources. God reaffirmed Joshua. He was mourning the loss of his mentor.
Success would come from
1. The book of the law. Study it continually. At the command of the Lord, Moses wrote down the name of the place each time they set up camp.
Numbers 33:2 GNT
We obey. I try to write notes to my wife. She puts them in a book. It reminds her of love.
The law reminded Joshua of God's love and guidelines. The church is you be the church. It matters what God says
1. The Bible is the foundation. The heart of God. On his lips
2. Ponder God's word in your heart
3. Be careful to do everything in the book. Live in obedience. Do it all and the power of God will be released in your life. Growth Works book by John North
Remember God says the Power is mine. We will only make a difference when we rely on God's power.
We are nothing apart from Christ.
Joshua was a great leader because he relied on God.