Psalm chapter 1 says, “Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
I want to be that man of righteousness! That is one of the reasons I practice charting. It helps me to keep the word of God ever before my eyes. That helps me stay strong in a world that is decidedly working towards my undoing.
Here is what I see in the word of God today:
Joshua chapter 12 sermon topics/titles:
1. Victory Means Possession! Josh 12: 6
2. The First Victories Are Foundational: Josh 12:1-6
3. Keeping a Win List: Josh 12: 7-24
Joshua chapter 13 sermon topics/titles:
1. What To Do When You Run Out Of Time: Josh 13:1-7
2. The Lord Himself Will Drive Them Out: Josh: 13:6
3. Just God: Josh. 13: 32,33
Now Tell me what you see in these chapters! 🙂
1. the sun rises, the Son has rised (v1-v3)
2. not by power, not by might, but by the Lords Spirit
3. the king of kings, the only one Jesus (v9-v24)
1. the blessings are always more than we can ask or think (v1)
2. My Portion, My Lot, My Reward (v33)
3. the unconquerable inheritance (v33)
Hmm “The Unconquerable Inheritance” has many twists a preacher could exploit. Where you thinking of going with it?
oh.. .based on the context of the verse
“God is the Levite’s inheritance”
and that most of the inheritance the rest of the tribes have were lands conquered.
I was thinking, God cannot be conquered. the promise land is a place of rest. those who did not enter the promise land was because of unbelief.
so, the unconquerable promise land is God’s or God himself. no one could conquer Him.
today we stand on the promise of God. our salvation is by grace through faith and not by work or conquering sin, but rather by believing the finish work of Jesus. 🙂
Ooo! That would make a great round table discussion, don’t you think?
yes indeed. It makes a good table discussion. let me share 🙂
growing up in a christian church, I’ve seen a lot of missionaries and pastors.
my impression? they are poor people. they have all sorts of struggle with money.
to compensate, poor pastor says “a God’s minister should not be rich”.
not only that, they usually get evicted in the church (i’ve seen a lot) by deacons.
some of this ministers are doing business as sideline. so that’s basically my mindset of God’s servants.
but then God himself says “I am your inheritance”. so aren’t we suppose to be rich?
is God poor? no way! if the 11 tribes enjoys land and fruits of the land, and they are wealthy and the Levites enjoys material blessings too then,
why can’t we?
why can they who are under the ‘old covenant’ experience ‘God as their Inheritance’ and
not us who are under a ‘better covenant’?
imagine, the Priest receives the tithes from all the tribes. well the tithes was never about money, until it becomes necessary to be converted to Cash equivalent.
but of course we are not Jews by race and certainly not Levites and not Priests and that the old covenant is obsolete, but we are all priest in the new order, the order of Jesus.
our inheritance is the promised land. the promised land describe in Hebrews is a place of God’s rest.
I may have sounded a bit money centric on my comments. think of a missionary, who goes to a poor country, preach a message, then ask money from the poor people, then the people say ‘sorry, we cannot help you we are poor’
now, same scenario but only this time the missionary announces to the people. ‘today, we will build houses,schools and church building for all the people,’
wew. that concludes it. 🙂
– grace and peace
As I am a minister by calling I think this is a good table discussion! I have learned over many years that being rich is a mindset not a circumstance or a a bank account. God is the Provider and He always gives us what we need. If we are obedient to walk in His way we will have more than enough always. The times I have become focused on the money rather than on the Lord are the times I have gotten in money trouble. On the other hand when I have had a large financial need and concentrated on Him and giving the problem into his hands I have seen financial miracles.
As to the missions work involving the indigenous church in giving is a blessing to the indigenous church. It is when people give the little they have that God multiplies the provision that is a New Testament priciple backed up by the loaves and fishes, the widows mite and the Acts 2 church. This would indeed make a great table discussion. You should host it brother!
All we need is “Just God” and “not by power, not by might, but by the Lords Spirit” love these.
1. We will defeat their forces. Josh 12:1-25
2. Is your battle list getting long? Josh 12:9-24
3. By His hand the tribes of Israel had victory. Josh 12:1-25
1. There is still much to be done. Josh 13:1
2. He promises to go ahead of you. Josh 13:6
3. The Promised Land divided. Josh 13:8-33
Hey that’s a good twist on the view of the battle list with Joshua 12 number two. It makes for a whole new sermon! I also really like “There is still much to be done!”
agree. Is your battle list getting long? is good point.
it gives us a twist on the idea that there’s much to be done, but in truth God have given the land already.
Yes our work has always been to possess it. There is still a fight but victory is assured!
@ Pastor J – I like this 🙂 “1. What To Do When You Run Out Of Time: Josh 13:1-7”
@ Deb : ditto “1. There is still much to be done. Josh 13:1”
@ Savedbygrace: “2. My Portion, My Lot, My Reward (v33)” – some days I need to be reminded
Blessings and thanks to all,
You are most welcome Ann! I am glad you are receiving a good word out of all this!