Sermon Series - "Break Camp"
A study of Deuteronomy 1-3
At the beginning of the book of Deuteronomy, Moses addresses a weary people who have been through a lot. They have seen the highs and lows of life. They have experienced God’s miraculous work and they have bared the brunt of God’s punishment. They’ve been attacked. They’ve been rescued. They’ve experience hunger and plenty. They have had their share of boring days. But mostly, they have been stuck walking in circles.
Are you stuck?
God's message to them was, “The Lord our God said to us at Horeb, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance…””
In what area of your life do you need to “break camp?” Are you stable and comfortable and wondering what you should do now? Instead of buying a new sports car to cope with your sense of meaningless or boredom, maybe you can get involved in a long-term relationship with an organization providing food and medical care for the needy in your community or on another continent. Is it time to “break camp” in your marriage, move past yourself, and start to lead your spouse to accomplish his or her dream?
Where have you “stayed long enough?” Is there a big step that you have been putting off for a long time? Why haven’t you taken it? Why can’t you do it now? Do you have an idea that could solve a problem within your community or another community? Maybe you’ve stayed long enough in the shadows and it’s time to make some connections and start some conversations.
I’m guessing that this message is timely in your life. I’ll bet you already identified something. Join us for the next 6 weeks as we dig into God’s words to them and to us.
Sermon 1 - Break Camp
Sermon 2 - You've stayed long enough
Sermon 3 - Is the future good or bad?
Sermon 4 - I will not be with you.
Sermon 5 - Missed Opportunities
Sermon 6 - Courage and Confidence