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Promised Land: Living Worthy of our Calling

Promised Land: Living Worthy of our Calling

May 14, 2017

Passage:Joshua 24:14-28

Preacher: Todd Cyphers

Series: The Gospel Story

Category: The Gospel Story

Keywords: joshua 24: 14-28, mcc, pastor todd cyphers, promised land: living worthy of our calling, scripture, the gospel project series

Summary:

Pastor Todd continues with the Gospel Project Series. This Week - The Promised Land: Living Worthy of our Calling.

Detail:

   Promised Land: Living Worthy of Our Calling    

Joshua 24:14-28

Philippians 1:27 (HCSB) - “Live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.”

1. Worship the Lord. (Joshua 24:14) 

  • Knowing, enjoying and proclaiming the worth of Christ in all of life.                  

John 4:24 - “…worship in spirit and truth.”

Hebrews 13:15-16 - “Through (Jesus)…let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name...”

“And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

2. Put away idols. (Joshua 24:14-23)

  •  An Idol is anything that promises life independent of God.

Habakkuk 2:18 - “... a maker of idols trusts in his creation….”

Galatians 4:8 - “you were enslaved…to false gods…”

1 Corinthians 12:2 - “…you were led astray by mute idols…”

Psalm 16:4 - “The sorrows of those who have bartered for another god will be multiplied…”

Isaiah 42:17 - “They trust in idols and are put to shame…”

Romans 1:22 - “(idolaters) professing to be wise… became fools”

1 Corinthians 10:20 - “…offering sacrifices to demons…not to God”

1 John 5:21 - “…children, keep yourselves from idols.”

1 Corinthians 10:14 - “...beloved, run from idols.” 

3. Follow the Lord. (Joshua 24:24-28)

Philippians 1:27 (HCSB) - “Live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.”

 

Faith Sheet

 

Reviewing This Past Sunday  

Promised Land: Live Worthy of Your Calling

Joshua 24:14-28  

1. Why is it important for Christians to live in ways that line up with what we say we believe? (1 Cor.11:1, Matt. 5:16, 1 Peter 2:12)

  1. What role does awe play in leading us to a sincere and faithful worship of God? (Genesis 28:7, Exodus 15:11, Deut. 10:21, Psalm 4:4, 46:10)
  2. Joshua committed himself and his family to serving the Lord. What are some ways that a family can cultivate the same kind of devotion to the Lord & His service? How is this going in your family?
  3. What is the significance of Joshua erecting a physical stone to remind the people of their commitment? What are some ways we can apply this principle today to encourage us to live worthy of our calling in Christ?
  4. Why is it important that our obedience comes from God’s salvation and not as a way of earning God’s salvation? Pray as God leads.

 

 

Preparing for Next Sunday - Read Judges 2:11-19.