Teacher: Pastor Chet Lowe

Main Scriptures: Joshua 23, 2 Timothy 2

  • God is faithful
    • He does everything He says He will
  • Glorify God (Joshua 23)
    • As your life’s pursuit (v. 1-2)
      • Because He fights our battles and gave us His Son, He is worthy of our glory (John 3:16, Romans 8:32)
        • Don’t give up on doing good for His glory (Galatians 6:9)
      • When life is hard AND even when life is easy (2 Corinthians 5:9)
    • In obedience to His command (v. 3)
      • By making disciples (Matthew 28:19)
        • By sharing what you’ve learned of Christ with others (2 Timothy 2:2)
    • As a good steward of His grace given to you (v. 4-5)
      • By using your gifts faithfully (1 Peter 4:10-11, John 17:4)
        • You determine your gifts by serving—start anywhere!
        • We represent Jesus when we all play our part in His Body by His Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:7)
    • With courageous faith (v. 6-10)
      • By removing the enemy from places that God owns—principally our own hearts
      • By fighting complacency, compromise, convenience and comfort
        • Evaluate
          • What you talk about the most
          • Who you listen to and follow
          • Where you spend most of your time
      • By asking for more of the Holy Spirit (Luke 11)
      • By keeping and doing all of God’s word (Matthew 7, James 2)
    • In your love for Him (v. 11-16)
      • By serving Him and keeping His commandments (John 14:15, Deuteronomy 10:12-13)
        • Because it’s for your good
        • Because it keeps you safe from your enemies
        • Because it keeps you free from natural consequences AND spiritual consequences
          • God disciplines those He loves (Hebrews 12:5)
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