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JOURNEY INTO FREEDOM
May 5, 2002
This morning God has really burned a message on my heart. I want you to turn to the same chapter as last Sunday, Joshua 24. This will be our last message from the book of Joshua. We've been talking about the journey into freedom. We're going to talk today about moving toward maximum ministry. Last week we began this message. I didn't feel too well, but God let me preach long enough I guess last week, but I didn't finish. The Lord really did some great things last week. We had more people out in the foyer signing up to serve God, to work in ministries, and to participate in ministries. Last week it was just an incredible response. I believe that you heard the message that God wants us to serve Him in sincerity and truth. God wants us to move on. We thank God for where we've been. We thank God for where we are, but we don't want to stay where we are. God challenges us to move on, to grow in our faith, to stretch our faith, to take risks in our faith, to become all God would have us to be both in our own life and in the life of our church family. I believe today that you are going to be blessed and challenged by this passage of scripture that we're going to read together from Joshua chapter 24.
Now the Bible says here beginning in verse 14 "Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood," that is, the other side of the Red Sea, "or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell." The Amorites were Canaanites, the pagan people who offered children as human sacrifices trying to please an evil and cruel god who would demand their own c ...
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