Sunday, August 4, 2013

Deuteronomy 11:8-15 (Audio)

Though my time in Brooklyn/East Otto is coming to an end, I don't believe it is an end that we should be focusing on, but rather a beginning.

Deuteronomy is a book that contains the last messages given to the people that would become Israel by Moses. The address was made to the generation that had been raised in the desert, knowing only a sojourner's life, and they were the generation that was going to posses the land which had been promised to Abraham's descendants by God.

Yet, this wasn't so much a goodbye as it was a reminder that they, the people of God, have a responsibility to remain obedient to God's commands. Though Moses would not be joining them in the promised land, as he was prevented from entering into the land as much as his life would soon be ending, that did not mean they were free and clear to do what they wanted. If they remained obedient to God and the covenant He had made with them long ago, they would have much success in their new land.

Regardless of who the pastor is of The Brooklyn Free Methodist Church of East Otto, NY one thing remains certain: in order for them to grow they need to remain faithful and obedient to God's commands. In today's sermon, I emphasized this point. Just because I won't be there to see the things we started together through doesn't mean God's commands, and the people's obedience, is required any less. Take a listen and I hope you will be challenged to follow our Lord and Savior more closely.

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