In Week 8 of the Sermon Series, Pastor Doug encourages us to keep Jesus at the center of our lives and not promote ourselves to God’s position. By being with God, and not attempting to be like Him, we find peace and contentment. God constantly thinks of us and cares for us, and because of this, we have the privilege to encourage others through their struggles.
After Joshua died, Israel once again drifted toward idolatry. The book of Judges tells the story of the people's recurring cycle of coming to God, falling away, suffering, crying out, and coming back to God. This week, Pastor Ben Long tells us that it is too easy to criticize Israel without looking at our own lives on a daily basis.