As for Me

My family cannot change if I stay the same. Travis AgnewTravis Agnew serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Distinctive Discipleship. travisagnew.org

Storytellers: “My Portion”

Wednesday evening, area groups are gathering together for United Youth Worship at North Side.  Details here.

I’m honored to be a part of a collective of worship leaders leading that night.  Very, very excited about our time together.  Leading up to it, Ben and I talked about working on a worship song unique for the event.

In my Bible study, I was recently impacted yet again by the portion of the Levites.  As land was being distributed to the tribes of Israel, the priestly Levites were denied the right to land.  Before you think they got gipped, look at what they got:

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Make Up Your Mind

Joshua was used by God to bring God’s people out of the wilderness into their own land. Once the Israelites had procured the Promised Land, Joshua delivers a final word of instruction. In light of all that Israel has experienced, Joshua challenged Israel to determine if they would follow Yahweh exclusively (Josh 24:14-15).

At this pivotal moment in their history, Joshua decided to lead the nation no longer as a fearless commander facing Israel’s international problems but as a bold preacher combating Israel’s spiritual problems. Before he presented the ultimatum, Joshua appealed to God’s work in the past among the Israelites. As Joshua relived Israel’s history (Josh 24:3-13), he quoted Yahweh’s voice and reminded the people that every victorious battle was due to Yahweh’s intervention and not the Israelites’ strength.

In Joshua 24:14-28, we see one of the greatest moments of drawing the line in the sand and demanding people to choose a side..

Just like the Israelites, it is time for us to make up our minds. Will we serve God, or will we serve some other god that has secured our attention?

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