October 20, 2019 – II Timothy 3:14 – 4:5 “How Much Authority Does the Bible Have?”

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The question of Biblical Authority and interpretation is at the heart of many debates in the church today.  To some people, the Bible is the “sacramental word.”  For others it merely supplies symbols, stories and illustrations.  In some Christian circles it is an identity story.  How much authority does the Bible have to you?

October 13, 2019 – II Timothy 2:8-15 “Missionaries of Charity”

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Charitable gifts are often monetary donations given to help people.  But at its root, charity is Christian love and affection.  What does it mean that believers have been called to be Missionaries of Charity?

October 6, 2019 – Joshua 22:10-31 “Avoiding Conflict”

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We can learn an effective way to avoid conflict from the Israelites example.  The tribes east of the Jordan River built an altar at Geliloth.  The rest of Israel heard about it and presumed the worst.  They were prepared to go to war against them.  Fortunately, they sent a delegation to talk to those tribes first.  Thus a potential bloody conflict was avoided.

September 29, 2019 – Joshua 20:1-9 “Cities of Refuge”

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Cities of refuge were set up in order to prevent injustice. They were designed to ensure that God’s principles of justice and fairness were enforced.

September 22, 2019 – John Diller Preaching – Mark 12:28-31 “Why Am I Here?”

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28 Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?” 29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:28-31 NKJV

September 15, 2019 – Joshua 17:14-18 “Prove Your Sincerity”

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The two tribes of Joseph were afraid to drive out the inhabitants and take possession of their allotted land. So they begged Joshua for more land. But Joshua asked the two tribes to “prove their sincerity” by clearing the unclaimed forest areas.


September 8, 2019 – Joshua 14:6-15; 15:13-17 “Unwavering Faith”

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Caleb, son of Jephunneh and Kenizzite, was faithful to God from the start. He was one of the original 12 scouts and 45 years later his faith was still unwavering. Even though the land he inherited contained giants, Caleb knew the Lord would help him conquer them.

September 1, 2019 – Joshua 6:13 “What are Your Unconquered Lands?”

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Like the Israelites, each believer has his/her own  land to conquer.  It could be unconfessed sin, or problems and issues in one’s neighborhood or community. Thus this territory is one’s Promised Land.  What territory has God given you to conquer?


August 25, 2019 – Joshua 11:1-15 “Trust and Obey”

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Joshua carefully obeyed all of God’s instructions.  Believers today also need to obey God completely.  We may not always understand everything or be able to control everything, but the one thing we can control is our decision to obey God.


August 18, 2019 – Joshua 10:16-43 “Swift and Complete”

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When it comes to dealing with sin, we must not pause to debate, consider options, negotiate or rationalize.  Our response must be swift and complete, just like Joshua’s response.