Morning Worship – “Deposit”
We begin a new series in the morning: Joshua. That may seem like a jump—didn’t we skip Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy? Yes, we did, but Joshua is still a nice sequel to Exodus. There are a couple of big events in the intervening books, but in general those books are focused on other matters and not on driving the story forward. Joshua is the next major narrative push in the Bible. We begin, then, with an ominous word: “Moses my servant is dead.” What does faithfulness look like after Moses? Will the people be able to take possession of the promises? Join us and find out!
Passages for Meditation
- John 12:24-25. What is Jesus’ point in the context? Do we then have to wait until our death until we bear fruit?
- Hebrews 11:8-22. What better country did Abraham desire? How did he know about it?
- Joshua 1:1-2 and 24:29-33.
Questions for Consideration
- Examining Ourselves: We will be celebrating the supper on Sunday, which is a good opportunity to examine ourselves. Consider, then, your faith. To what extent do you, like Abraham, look to a heavenly city? To what extent do you fail at that endeavor?
- Joshua begins and ends with a burial. How are those burials described? Why might the book be telling us about this? Why do the bring the bones of Joseph?
Evening Worship – “If we disown him…”
This evening we are taking a brief excursus to more fully explicate the warning passages in Hebrews. Who are they written to and why? What sin are they addressing? What is the result? What should we do about it? We will look at each of these questions with the hope that we will hear this difficult message appropriately.
- Psalm: 119:49-72
- Hymn of the Month: 306. Jesus My Great High Priest.”
- Sermon Text: Hebrews 6:4-6; 10:26-31; 12:15-17
- Final Hymn: 707- Jesus my Cross Have Taken