Redeemer Church Riverview
A Call to Faithful Living
August 2, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Joshua 24:

A Call to Faithful Living

August 2, 2020 / Joshua 24:

ORDER OF WORSHIP:

We Worship God Who Keeps His Promises

Welcome
Song of Praise  “Build Your Kingdom Here”
Call to Worship Psalm 117
Song of Praise  “Blessed Assurance”
Confession of Faith Deut. 7:6-9
Song of Praise  “10,000 Reasons”
Prayer of Adoration
Greet One Another
Ministry Spotlight
Prayer of Intercession
Giving of God’s Tithe and Our Offerings
Song of Preparation  “Living Hope”
Scripture Reading Joshua 24:14-28
Sermon “A Call To Faithful Living” Joshua Gilman
Prayer of Commitment
Song of Response  “Jesus Paid It All”
Benediction

SERMON NOTES:

Joshua 24:14-28

  1. The War for our

Joshua 24: 14-18

Because our hearts are wired to worship, we must regularly do a heart check for re-alignment with God’s desires for His people.

John Calvin

“That idols were in use before the prevalence of that ambitious consecration of the images of the dead, frequently adverted to by profane writers, is evident from the words of Moses (Gen. 31:19). When he relates that Rachel stole her father’s images, he speaks of the use of idols as a common vice. Hence we may infer, that the human mind is, so to speak, a perpetual forge of idols…For Joshua testifies (Josh. 24:2), that Torah and Nachor, even before the birth of Abraham, were the worshipers of false gods. The human mind, stuffed as it is with presumptuous rashness, dares to imagine a god suited to its own capacity; as it labours under dullness, nay, is sunk in the grossest ignorance, it substitutes vanity and an empty phantom in the place of God. To these evils another is added. The god whom man has thus conceived inwardly he attempts to embody outwardly. The mind, in this way, conceives the idol, and the hand gives it birth.”

  1. A Holy  

John 14: 19-24

       3.  God’s Promise 

Joshua 24: 25-28

Alex Motyer:

“We were in a foreign land, in bondage, under the sentence of death. But our mediator—the one who stands between us and God—came to us with the promise of deliverance. We trusted in the promises of God, took shelter under the blood of the lamb, and he led us out. Now we are on the way to the Promised Land. We are not there yet, of course, but we have the law to guide us, and through blood sacrifice we also have his presence in our midst. So he will stay with us until we get to our true country, our everlasting home.”

Then Dr. Motyer concluded: “Now think about it. A Christian today could say the same thing, almost word for word.” (Alex Motyer)

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