Vision Sunday – March 1
Our new mission together….
Transformed by God to bring hope to others through Christ.
Background of today’s Scripture
-Joshua is leading the nation of Israel into the Promised Land
-This text is a moment sandwiched between these two great miracles
-Joshua 3-4 is the account of the parting of the Jordan River
-Joshua 5 is the account of victory over Jericho
-This is a pivotal moment in Joshua’s life and for the nation of Israel
God is telling Joshua: “I haven’t come to be a part of your story, I have come to discover if you want to play a role in my story”
While this was true in Joshua’s life, it is true for us today
-You and I have been invited to play a role in His story
-It’s not about who is for me, it’s about who I am for
-“Leaving my mark is too small a thing to spend my life on” Andy Stanley
-Ultimately, if life is simply about what can I do, inviting God to bless what I’m doing, then it’s just not worth it
God will do whatever He wants through an obedient church.
Joshua 24:14-15 NIV
At the end of his life Joshua recognizes an incredible crossroads for the nation of Israel
-“Choose today who you will serve”
-“Will you ask God to bless what you do? Or will you choose to join God at work?”
The invitation to step out in obedience:
For more information on these specific steps, check out abeaconofhope.org/eastrock