August 26, 2018. "A New Start." Joshua 24: 1-2, 14-18.
Describe a time in your life when you got a new start. Life is full of new starts. This week we start a new school year. In today's lesson, Israel is getting a new start with new land, a new leader, and new challenges. Israel could not go back. Israel had to set priorities for the future. Each day gives us a new start. We cannot go back. Whom will this congregation serve? Whom will you serve? Will you grow in faith or stagnate? Contribute or expect to be served? Reach out to others or turn inward? Practice our guiding principles or ignore them?