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#099 – Air Date 12/8/2019
The Right Word
This Weekend – There are actually two stories to this Visual Story. One is the obvious point about people facing death together on an airline flight where something went terribly wrong. People literally were reaching out to one another, thinking death might be seconds or minutes away. But the other point is the idea the importance of someone simply “saying something” at the right time to the right person. Has that ever happened to you or “from” you? Listen to “The Right Word” from CrossHope Ministries today!
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Message 11 in the Series Successful, In Whose Eyes?
Airing Week of 12/9/2019
Joshua 18: 1-3
This Week – The universal sin in the minds of many is procrastination. We put off doing the necessary in relationships, in finances, in physical labor, and in the spiritual. Where have you procrastinated in just the last week or month? Seven tribes in the book of Joshua had procrastinated in the possessing of the land they had conquered. Joshua asked the question, “How long are you going to take to do what God has asked you to do?” Anyone relate to that? That’s what we study all this week on CrossHope!
Monday (10/9) – We begin with a story about the difference between “involvement” and “commitment”. We can be involved with an organization or cause; but truth be known, we’re really not committed. We introduce a man named Caleb whose life from age 40 to 85 is described as being faithful. What about us? What’s your level of commitment to the Lord God Almighty?
Tuesday (10/10) – We read Caleb’s story where he appeals to Joshua for the fulfillment of a promise made to him 45 years earlier! He was claiming land that was committed to him when he was 40 years old. That’s a long time to wait on a promise to be fulfilled. Yet, the emphasis was on Caleb’s faithfulness to the Lord. What does that say to you and me?
Wednesday (10/11) – We are told that Caleb followed the Lord “wholeheartedly”. What do you do wholeheartedly? You may have a hobby, sport, or skill that you utilize wholeheartedly. But what about our relationship with the God who made us, redeemed us, and sustains us? Would the real description be “half-hearted” or even less?
Thursday (10/12) – Caleb said that he believed God kept him alive for 45 years. Have you ever wondered if God has kept you alive for a specific reason? What would that reason be? We talk about the host for Good Morning America, Robin Roberts being made to look like an 85 year old woman by Hollywood make-up artists. Can you picture yourself as an 85 year old man or woman? Can you picture your faithfulness, or something less?
Friday (10/13) – I often quote a minister (even in 2019) that I haven’t seen since the early 80’s! And yet I appreciate his writing so much. I quote him today talking about what someone said to him at his ordination into the ministry. What his mentor and friend said to him, speaks to both us today in December of 2019. What’s it about? One word: faithfulness!