Difficult Decisions

  • They require credibility
  • They require risk
  • They will be second guessed
  • They will be expensive
  • They can advance your dreams

How To Make A Difficult Decision

  • Set reasonable timetables to make a decision
  • Don’t vote, but seek consensus
  • Find courage in God’s presence

– Dwayne Terry

Trying To Make The Right Decision

Sunday July 16, 2017 at 10:30am
Speaker: Pastor Dwayne Terry
From the “Winning” series. Sermon 5

Joshua 5:1-2 ESVAs soon as all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan for the people of Israel until they had crossed over, their hearts melted and there was no longer any spirit in them because of the people of Israel. 2 At that time the LORD said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the sons of Israel a second time.”

Colossians 2:11-12 – In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism…

Joshua 5:3-9 ESVSo Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth. 4 And this is the reason why Joshua circumcised them: all the males of the people who came out of Egypt, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way after they had come out of Egypt. 5 Though all the people who came out had been circumcised, yet all the people who were born on the way in the wilderness after they had come out of Egypt had not been circumcised. 6 For the people of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the LORD; the LORD swore to them that he would not let them see the land that the LORD had sworn to their fathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey. 7 So it was their children, whom he raised up in their place, that Joshua circumcised. For they were uncircumcised, because they had not been circumcised on the way. 8 When the circumcising of the whole nation was finished, they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed. 9 And the LORD said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” And so the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day.

Difficult Decisions

  • They require credibility.
  • They require risk.
  • They will be second
  • They will be expensive.
  • They can advance your dreams.

How to Make a Difficult Decision

  • Set reasonable timetables to make a decision.
  • Don’t vote, but seek consensus.
  • Find courage in God’s presence.

Joshua 1:8-9 ESV This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”