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#091 – Air Date 10/13/2019
This Weekend – Have you ever referred to someone you know as a “monster”? Probably, you have. We all have at one time or another. And yet as hard as it may be to believe, we all can be “monster” like, meaning we can do something, say something, or think something we never thought we would do, say, or think. That’s what Kay Warren, wife of Rick Warren discovered in a trip to Rwanda, Africa. What she said about her experience there will actually convict you and me in a profound way. We may not commit genocide, but we are all capable of doing things that we condemn in others. See what you think after listening and watching this Visual Story on CrossHope!
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Successful, In Whose Eyes?
The Price of Disobedience
Message 5 in the Series, Airing Week of 10/14/2019
Joshua 5:6 and Psalm 106:32-39
This Week – Have you ever used the phrase, “He or she paid a big price for that choice or decision”? We know what that means. A big price is often paid by people for their choices in life. God’s people, the Israelites paid a big price for their disobedience to the Lord God Almighty! They made willful decisions not to follow the Lord’s commands. Have you?
Monday (10/14) – Disobedience to the Lord can be costly. The book of Joshua tells us that Israel had to wander in the wilderness for 40 years because of their not obeying the Lord! That’s an incredible statement from just one verse, Joshua 5:6. It is, but true. What has disobedience to the Lord cost you or me? More than we may realize. We talk about that all this week on CrossHope.
Tuesday (10/15) – We read a companion passage in the book of Psalms that illuminates exactly what the people of God had done to disobey the Lord’s will for their nation. It’s not a pretty picture. In fact, it’s an unbelievable passage that describes the vile behavior of His people. You may need to be aware of the nature of this passage if children are present!
Wednesday (10/16) – We explain in depth the “horror” of this passage in Psalms. God’s people “rebelled” against the Spirit of God. They rebelled against His very essence. Today in 2019 we would say, “They rebelled against the Holy Spirit of God”. We tell the story of a man from Texas who perhaps did that very thing, by his own admission. It’s a powerful story that perhaps you can relate to!
Thursday (10/17) – This country singer we discuss said he came to the place where he realized that he either had to change or die! That is a desperate situation, and yet someone reading this may relate! The Israelites were actually sacrificing their children to demons. We share 7 or 8 things that Dr. Charles Stanley says we experience when we rebel against the Lord.
Friday (10/18) – This story by John Fountain, a former professor of journalism brought tears to the eyes of people who heard this story. It may just provoke a reaction like that in your heart. John’s story illustrates what the disobedience of a father can do to the heart of his son. What has your disobedience done in the lives of the people you lead and love?