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Canaan

After wandering through the wilderness for 40 years, Joshua leads the Israelites into the Promised Land.  As they move into the land, they are to remove any trace of idolatry from within Canaan or within their hearts. JOSHUA OUTLINE Entering the Land (1:1-5:15) Taking the Land (6:1-12:24) Dividing the Land (13:1-21:45) Occupying the Land (22:1-24:33) ENTERING THE LAND Joshua is charged with the huge task of succeeding Moses’ leadership (Josh. 1:1-2). Repeatedly, God tells Joshua to be strong and courageous…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of March 17

We are continuing to journey through the history of the Old Testament.  We are seeing how God is working to accomplish His purposes, and we are seeing how people pour out their hearts to God in song.  May we worship God for who He is, what He has done, and what He is doing.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for…

Understanding the book of 1 Chronicles

Over the next few months we will be reading through 2 Samuel, parts of Psalms and 1 Chronicles.  These different books give insight into some of the same events and the Scriptures comment on themselves.  Although you might think you “just read this”, see the events from a different perspective.  Think about what is said and put the various pieces and details together to get a better understanding of what happened. Here’s a video from the Bible Project that will…

Pray for North American Missionaries – Day 4

John (not his real name) came to Christ in China and now is working to plant a Mandarin-speaking church in the US. He is one of more than 5,000 North American Mission Board missionaries who are involved in Church Planting and Compassion Ministries.  Your prayers and financial support help these missionaries share the life-transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ across the United States, Canada and their territories.  Follow the link below to learn about and pray for John and his work…

As We Gather

Sunday March 17 Scripture: Psalm 113:1-3 Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord! 2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! 3 From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised! As we prepare for our worship gathering this week, Click here to listen to the songs we will be singing during our services. Service Order: Call…

Storehouse Student Resources – Mormonism

Storehouse Student Resources is a post about what students learned on  Wednesday nights during our gathering in the Storehouse. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. Shawn Piedrahita conducted some research about Mormons and their teachings. He taught us some very interesting things regarding Mormon beliefs. This post will introduce some Mormon beliefs and will also give the reader resources for further study. Introduction Have you ever had those guys on bicycles…

Pray for North American Missionaries – Day 3

Rob and Lisa Warren work to reach college students in Wisconsin. They are one of more than 5,000 North American Mission Board missionaries who are involved in Church Planting and Compassion Ministries.  Your prayers and financial support help these missionaries share the life-transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ across the United States, Canada and their territories.  Follow the link below to learn about and pray for these missionaries. Click here to go to the NAMB website to learn about the Warren’s…

Understanding the book of 2 Samuel

The Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan has us starting 2 Samuel today.  This books picks up where 1 Samuel left off, and we will continue to learn about the life of David. Saul and his son Jonathan have died and David becomes king.  Second Samuel looks at some of the successes and failures of David and is a reminder to us to not become distracted in following God.  Sin has great consequences. Watch this video from the Bible Project to…

Wanderings

After the Israelites’ receive the commandments, they begin their trek to reach the Promised Land. Due to their disobedience, they suffer through the wilderness wanderings for forty years. THE REASON FOR THE WANDERINGS The Israelites wandered 40 years in the wilderness before ever reaching the Promised Land. Part of their delay was due to worshiping other gods or idols. One example was when Moses was on Mt. Sinai receiving the 10 Commandments. Under pressure, Aaron made a golden calf for…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of March 10

We will keep studying the history of Israel and see how God is working.  Some readings in Psalms will also help us focus on the character of God and not ourselves.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups Sunday, March 10 – Mark 14:1-11 Monday, March 11  – 2 Samuel 1-2 Tuesday, March 12 – 2 Samuel 3-4…

As We Gather

Sunday March 10 Scripture: Psalm 96:1-2 Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! 2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. As we prepare for our worship gathering this week, Click here to listen to the songs we will be singing during our services. Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 96:1-2 – All Creatures of Our God and King – Confession: Psalm 139:23-24 – His…

Pray for North American Missionaries – Day 2

Follow the link below to learn about and pray for Philip and Jummai Nache as they work to reach African Refugees in Minneapolis. They are among the more than 5,000 North American Mission Board missionaries involved in Church Planting and Compassion Ministries.  These missionaries share the life-transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ across the United States, Canada, and their territories. Click here to go to the NAMB website to learn about the Nache’s Ministry Over the next three weeks, there will…