God's truth for today's world

This summer we’re in a message series called “Heroes of Faith.” The last two Sundays we’ve looked at the battle of Jericho and the battle between David and Goliath. I’ve noticed that there are a lot of battles in the Old Testament. Have you ever wondered why? Of course, some people dismiss the entire Old Testament as not being relevant in our modern society. Yet, our modern world is still filled with literal battles between countries and violence between individuals and groups. Sometimes war is between good and evil, sometimes between evil and evil and sometimes you can’t be sure.

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God wants you to be a hero of faith. He wants you to be a man or woman of faith. Someone who accomplishes something big for God through faith. God has something great for you to accomplish with your life for Him. That’s why He created you. He’s got a great future planned for you. However, there’s a catch. Standing between you and the future that God has for you is an obstacle, a difficulty, a giant. Standing between you and God’s purpose for your life is a giant. Something that you must overcome in order to continue to move into everything that God has for you.

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Demolishing StrongholdsToday we continue our Heroes of Faith series. In this series, we’re looking at men and women of God who accomplished great things through faith in the power of God. The stories in the Bible are not meant just to entertain children. The stories in the Bible are there to teach us about God and to inspire us to believe God to do great things in our own lives. One of the difficulties that many people have with Bible stories is that they are set in a different time and place. So, it is difficult for people to see how those stories apply to their lives in 2012.

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Eternal HopeWe’re in a message series called “Messengers of Hope.” If you’re a believer, that’s what God has called you to be, a messenger of hope. But in order to be a messenger of hope, you’ve got to be filled with hope yourself. It’s pretty hard to encourage somebody else to be hopeful, when you’re feeling hopeless. So today, as we conclude this message series, we’re going to talk about a hope that will keep you going, no matter what is going on in your life.

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