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November 5, 2023 2:00 am
Pastor Greg Laurie delivers a message on spiritual growth from Joshua 14. He reminds us of Caleb, a man who started and ended his spiritual race well!
“What has been the greatest surprise of your life? ‘The brevity of it,”’ said Billy Graham.
Keep moving forward spiritually—the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
“The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places.”
It doesn’t matter if we’ve held first for the first laps; we must finish!
Caleb started and finished well, never losing his spiritual edge!
We are to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
We are to pray that both Palestinians and Jews will come to Christ.
Where did Caleb get this strength, stamina, and longevity?
Read: Joshua 14:7–8
We must wholeheartedly follow the Lord (six times in the Bible we learn that Caleb wholeheartedly followed).
The majority group did not see God for who He is, only problems.
The minority group (Joshua and Caleb) saw God for who He is, and also saw the obstacles and challenges, but they also saw opportunities and great victories if they would attack.
To have spiritual longevity and finish well, you don’t follow the crowd.
Caleb, who wholeheartedly followed the Lord, had principles … being more concerned with God’s approval than mans!
To have spiritual longevity, you must take God at His Word!
Remember that God’s delays are not necessarily His denials.
To have spiritual longevity, you must fight to the very end, as the Christian life is one of constant growth and learning. It is taking on new challenges and looking for new opportunities.
Spiritual battle rages to the end of your life.
“I (Caleb) am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me.”
It was the first love Caleb maintained, causing him to not lose his first strength.
“Give me this mountain!”
Jesus Christ is coming again, so let’s be busy doing the Lord’s work.
We are to remember Jesus at the communion table.
1 Corinthians 11:26
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