“The Battle Begins ; Be Strong and Courageous” > October 13+14 , 2012

Note: You may have to click on the “read more” button below to reveal the audio link.    ….    The Texts:  “The Story, Chapter 7” ; Joshua 1 & 3:15-16 ; Ephesians 3:20 & 6 ; Hebrews 13:5 ; Matthew 28:20 ; Psalm 119:97 ; Romans 1:16 ; James 5:16 .    ….    Pastor Bill Calvin delivers this weeks message covering the next in the series , the 7th chapter of “The Story” , a chronological journey through the entire Bible. The message is preceded by the call to worship, and readings from the Old Testament {Joshua 1} and the New Testament { Ephesians 6}.  The readings are followed by the opening prayer, and “Something for the Children”  from Dan M. covering the topic of todays message. After the message is the Benediction.    ….    “Be strong and courageous” does not mean “be safe and comfortable”. It means to OBEY all the laws of Moses.  If we obey God’s laws, He gives us the promise that he will never leave us or forsake us. The principle to follow is to meditate on the Bible, and how that is done is reviewed by Pastor Bill with the   “AEIOU and sometimes Y”   method. With meditation on the law, God provides the power to be strong and courageous. This power can save us from our sins, give us heaven, and give us the strength to reach out and evangelize     ….   NEXT WEEKS READING: CHAPTER 8 in “The Story”.