Sermons on Joshua

The Joshua Generation

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
Preached FCCW, November 12, 2017

The story that the Bible tells often reads like a family tree of faith.
Interspersed throughout the Old Testament and the gospels are genealogies, like mile markers along a road. Those are the passages that never get read in worship, and the ones that we most likely skip over when we read the Bible ourselves.
Why take the time to wade through lists of people who most have never heard of with names that few can pronounce?  What purpose does it serve?

Stones and Stories

Joshua 4:1-9

Preached FCCW, September 10, 2017 (Church School Kickoff Sunday)

 

Have you ever noticed how much we use stones of one kind or another to tell our stories?

There are birthstones to mark our coming into the world, and tombstones to mark our leaving it. In between, monuments of marble and granite are erected to that which is deemed noble and praiseworthy in life; while stone and concrete are the foundation of the homes where our actual life-stories unfold.