Giants in the Hills
Worship This Sunday
I wholly followed the Lord my God.
Forty-five years before Joshua 14:8 occurs, twelve spies journey into the land of Canaan. At the end of the journey ten of the spies are overcome with fear at the fortified cities and the size of the people of the land (Numbers 13-14) and in their fear they refuse to go into the land. However, there are two men who put their trust in God and seek to enter the land, their names were Joshua and Caleb.
We know what happens to Joshua, he works with Moses and then leads the people into the promised land. In our text this week we will find the rest of Caleb's story. It involves the hill country of Judah and giants, and a refrain repeated throughout his life and our text is "I wholly followed the Lord my God".
Join us this Sunday as we see what it practically looks like to follow God with our whole hearts and the foundation that makes this wholehearted faith, in the face of a giants, a glorious reality.
As you prepare for Sunday, take a moment to read through our text: Joshua 14:6-15 and spend some time in prayer - specifically that as we gather, God will be glorified, we will be encouraged, and that the gospel will be shared.
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Winter Weather: It's gotten cold and winter seems like it's finally here. It is rare for us to cancel our Sunday morning services. However, please use caution when deciding if it's safe for you to attend. In the event we do need cancel a Sunday service, we'll send an email, call, and text to let you know. Note: Please make sure we have your updated contact info - see below!
Wednesday Bible Study
We're beginning a study of James on Wednesday, January 11th.
Here is a link to an introduction to James. It contains a preview and a pdf of some background material on the Book of James.
James' Letter was written primarily to Jewish Christians to clarify what a godly life should look like. The book is filled with practical wisdom for Christians, calling us to live out genuine faith through good works, but it is also rooted in deep faith and rich theology. Perhaps more than any other book in the New Testament, James emphasizes the application of Christian belief that flows out of a love for God and a understanding of the one true gospel.
In addition to our Wednesday study, we'll make the material (teaching videos and notes) available online (at this link). Currently the trailer is available at that link if you would like to see how it works.
Mark your calendar and plan to join us for breakfast on Saturday, January 28th!