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RENEW: Renewing the Faith, Choosing Courage

This walk of faith is a challenge! It’s always been a challenge even for the “heroes” of the faith! Trusting God is not as easy as we’d like it to be and when our trust meets life’s challenges our trust in God is not as strong as we hoped it would be. Last week we looked at faith of Esther! She chose to trust God even though she didn’t know what the outcome would be. This week we look at the faith of Rahab, a woman whose legacy echoes through the halls of history. It all centers on one courageous act, one critical decision.

Primary passage:
Joshua 2:1-11
Joshua 6: 22-25

Other Bible references:
Numbers 13
James 2:14-26
Hebrews 11:31
Matthew 1:5

AUTHENTIC PURSUIT: Life Together

An essential part of our Christian faith is life together. Our God is a relational God! Our understanding of life together is rooted in the community of the Trinity, modeled by the heart & ways of Jesus, and it is to be lived out in the heart and ways of His people. This is why Paul tells the entire Thessalonian church: 5:14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

Primary passage:
1 Thessalonians 5:14

Other Bible references:
1 Thessalonians 4:9-10
Matthew 23:25-26
1 Corinthians 4:14
1 Thessalonians 2
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