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CARPE DIEM - Seize the Day

Theme: Be Strong and Courageous

Introduction:
A Close friend of mine said to me, “You Can’t Have Victory, without Fighting” - What does that mean? It means that FEAR is the VICTORY steeler. - Kenny Yates - Starting “Hold to Hope” - Brian Seely - Starting “Gospel Inc.” - How do Respond?

Carpe Diem - “Seize the Day!”

“Taking risks to make your life extraordinary is biblical, if done according to God’s plan and principles”. The idea behind this comes from
TEXT for Today: Joshua 1:1-9
Taking risks to make your life extraordinary is biblical, if done according to God’s plan and principles. The idea behind this comes from Ecclesiastes:
Ship your grain across the sea;
after many days you may receive a return.
2 Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight;
you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.
3 If clouds are full of water,
they pour rain on the earth.
Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north,
Barry, J. D., & Kruyswijk, R. (2012). Connect the Testaments: A One-Year Daily Devotional with Bible Reading Plan. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
in the place where it falls, there it will lie.
4 Whoever watches the wind will not plant;
whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
In other words, there is no real way to calculate the return on investment. Things can always go bad. But with God, that’s not the case. He honors the work of those who diligently follow Him and give of themselves.
In other words, there is no real way to calculate the return on investment. Things can always go bad. But with God, that’s not the case. He honors the work of those who diligently follow Him and give of themselves.
In the eyes of the world, not everything will work out perfectly for those who willingly give to God. But it will work out in the spiritual long haul. So, when God calls us to something, the answer is Carpe Diem. And the question we should be asking Him is, “What can I do for you and your kingdom?”
In other words, there is no real way to calculate the return on investment. Things can always go bad. But with God, that’s not the case. He honors the work of those who diligently follow Him and give of themselves.
In the eyes of the world, not everything will work out perfectly for those who willingly give to God. But it will work out in the spiritual long haul. So, when God calls us to something, the answer is Carpe Diem. And the question we should be asking Him is, “What can I do for you and your kingdom?”
Our Theme Today is to “BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS” and the Title of this Message is “CARPE DIEM - SEIZE THE DAY”

As we celebrate National Mens Day, Our Theme Today is to “BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS” and the Title of this Message is “CARPE DIEM - SEIZE THE DAY”

TEXT for Today: (READ)
Strong - means to be or become strong or powerful beyond the average or expected; whether physically or in one’s constitution
Fuerte: Significa a ser o ser fuerte o poderoso más allá del promedio o esperado; ya sea físicamente o en la propia constitución
Courageous - to be able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching.
Courageous - means to be able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching.
Valiente: Significa a ser capaz de enfrentar y enfrentar el peligro o el miedo sin estremecerse.
Today is National Men’s Day for the Assemblies of God
Today is National Men’s Day for the Assemblies of God
Context: Joshua is about to CARPE DIEM - SEIZE THE DAY and launch into his destiny...
Context: Joshua is about to launch into his destiny...
Although the Death of Moses could be seen as discouraging…his passing was still necessary to allow the next leader to develop.
D.M. Howard said, “Yahweh’s fidelity does not hinge on the achievement of men, however gifted they may be, nor does it evaporate in the face of funerals or rivers.”
Aunque la muerte de Moisés fue trágica
"La fidelidad de Yahvé no depende del logro de los hombres, por muy talentosos que sean, ni se evapora frente a los funerales o ríos".
The New American Commentary: Joshua (1) God’s Charge to Joshua (1:1–9)

“Yahweh’s fidelity does not hinge on the achievement of men, however gifted they may be, nor does it evaporate in the face of funerals or rivers.”

"La fidelidad de Yahvé no depende del logro de los hombres, aunque talentosos pueden ser, ni se evapora frente a los funerales o ríos". D.M. Howard
Howard, D. M., Jr. (1998). Joshua (Vol. 5, p. 72). Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.
Although, “The Book of Joshua is concerned with showing how God’s earlier promises were now in the process of being fulfilled and with how God’s commands were being carried out. Many of these promises and commands were spoken by Moses, who is depicted in this book as the Lord’s special servant,” Joshua still had to CARPE DIEM - SIEZE THE DAY
The New American Commentary: Joshua (1) God’s Charge to Joshua (1:1–9)

The Book of Joshua is concerned with showing how God’s earlier promises were now in process of being fulfilled and with how God’s commands were being carried out. Many of these promises and commands were spoken by Moses, who is depicted in this book as the Lord’s special servant.

Joshua means - Yahweh Saves / Delivers - Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua ()
Joshua means - Yahweh Saves / Delivers - Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua ()
Joshua had to step into a new role (vs 6) - The Pep Talk
This is what is going to happen speech.
“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
The New International Version. (2011). (). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Joshua had to accept God’s rules (vs 7-8)- The Play Book
“Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.”
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Be Strong and Courageous (vs 9) - Remember when God commissioned you for this purpose?
Be Strong and Very Courageous: to be strong and every RESOLUTE is to ensure Joshua’s obedience to the law of Moses is what brought success.- “Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.”
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.Obedient Obeying and Maintaining God’s Word - to be strong implies a persons knowledge and then commitment to the word- “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!”
Obedient Obeying and Maintaining God’s Word - to be strong implies a persons knowledge and then commitment to the word- “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!”
Obedient Obeying and Maintaining God’s Word - to be strong implies a persons knowledge and then commitment to the word- “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!”
Obedient Obeying and Maintaining God’s Word - to be strong implies a persons knowledge and then commitment to the word- “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!”
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! “Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.”
13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.
The context here in Joshua is very clear about what is to be the key to Joshua’s success (1:7–8): he is “to be careful to obey all the law”; he is not to turn from it to the right or the left; he is to have it constantly on his lips and to meditate on it at all times; and he is carefully to do everything written in it. His focus is to be upon God’s word and will; then, as he leads Israel in taking the land of Canaan, success will come to him.
The context here in Joshua is very clear about what is to be the key to Joshua’s success (1:7–8): he is “to be careful to obey all the law”; he is not to turn from it to the right or the left; he is to have it constantly on his lips and to meditate on it at all times; and he is carefully to do everything written in it. His focus is to be upon God’s word and will; then, as he leads Israel in taking the land of Canaan, success will come to him.
Be Strong and Courageous (vs 9) - Men of God Reflect
The context here in Joshua is very clear about what is to be the key to Joshua’s success (1:7–8): he is “to be careful to obey all the law”; he is not to turn from it to the right or the left; he is to have it constantly on his lips and to meditate on it at all times; and he is carefully to do everything written in it. His focus is to be upon God’s word and will; then, as he leads Israel in taking the land of Canaan, success will come to him.
Joshua had to pump himself up (vs 9) - The Push Button
Be Strong and Courageous (vs 9) - Men of God Reflect
The Lord wanted Joshua be reminded…did I not already command you? Remember when God called you for this purpose? I make it a point to save whatever I receive from the Lord and reread them in order to encourage me to continue pressing forward. (,)
,  “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
,  “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
“Whatever [the righteous] does prospers” ().
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
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The New International Version. (2011). (). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.s
5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
Remember when God called you for this purpose? I make it a point to save whatever I receive from the Lord and reread them in order to encourage me to continue pressing forward. (,)
6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
The New International Version. (2011). (). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
Remember when God called you for this purpose? I make it a point to save whatever I receive from the Lord and reread them in order to encourage me to continue pressing forward. (,)
“The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing” ().
“Whatever [the righteous] does prospers” ().
“The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing” ().
“I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread” ().
“I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread” ().
“Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will succeed” ().
“The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor” ().
“Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will succeed” ().
“If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment” ().
“If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment” ().
“No weapon forged against you shall prosper” ()

CARPE DIEM - Seize the Day

Theme: Be Strong and Courageous

How can we apply this to our lives today?
Our View - “We must move forward to claim who we are in Christ”
Joshua’s View - “Be Careful to Obey all the law”
God’s View - “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go”
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