The Texts: “The Story” Chapter 8 ; Judges 1,2,6,7,8 ; Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ; Joshua 23:6 , 24:31 ; Romans 6 . …. Note: You may have to click on the “read more” button below to reveal the message outline and audio links. …. The Context: Judges records the Jewish people’s early years in the new and prosperous land of Canaan. Israel has come a long way from Egyptian bondage and has now conquered much of the “promised land.” Joshua has led the people well and challenged them to heed the Word of God. However they have not followed God’s instruction to remove all of the idolatry and the evil people from the land. Nor are they passing on the practice of their faith or their rich spiritual history to the next generation. In the book of Judges, a series of “judges” or “deliverers” rallies them against ongoing threats, but they keep faling back as well. …. Pastor David Riemenschneider delivers this weeks message, the next in the series of “The Story”, a chronological journey through the entire Bible. This message shows that spiritual decline begins when one generation is not committed to do what God has declared, and they do not show the next generation the way. ….
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