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We are a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, a church body committed to sharing life in Jesus with people throughout the world.

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We are located on Pippin Rd., in close proximity to Fairfield, Forest Park, Seven Hills, Hamilton, and southern Butler County
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3 Year Bible Reading: Joshua 15

Our Three Year Bible reading for today is Joshua 15.

General:

  • Chapter 15 gives us more information on the division of the Promised Land, which God had won for Israel
    • Perhaps you’ve noticed that the last few chapters have included lots of names: people and places you’ve never heard of before
      • Perhaps our eyes glaze over a little bit when we see all those names, one after another
      • Yet there is something amazing being built by the names of all these cities and locations
        • A fulfilled promise is constructed out of names like En Shemesh and Mount Ephron, a promise made to Abraham out under a night sky, a promise repeated to Isaac and Jacob
        • Israel was receiving the fulfillment of a promise made hundreds of years ago, a promise that seemed a little unbelievable at the time, a promise that seemed unbelievable when Israel was stuck in the chains of Egyptian slavery, a promise that seemed far, far away as Israel wandered through the desert of their punishment
    • When we see these sections through that light, we begin to understand how astounding it must have been for these Israelites to listen as their tribes received a place of their own in Canaan
      • God had kept His promise!
  • We see in verses 13-16 the answer to Caleb’s request in chapter 14: he was given the land around the Anakites and successfully drove them away at the age of 85
    • We also note the appearance of Othniel, who later served Israel as a judge in Judges 3:7-11

What does it lead me to confess?                                                      



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3 Year Bible Reading: Joshua 14

Our Three Year Bible reading for today is Joshua 14.

General:

  • Chapter 14 falls in the midst of Joshua distributing the Promised Land to the various tribes of Israel
    • We note that the term “inheritance” is used repeatedly
      • Israel was being given this land as a gift from God
      • It was not as if Israel, by their own volition and power, had risen up and successfully attacked the inhabitants of Canaan
        • It was entirely God’s might that had won them victory
    • The distribution took place “by lot,” which was a way of assigning land that placed the outcome into God’s hands
      • From the People’s Bible: “Jewish tradition in the Talmud speaks of two urns, one containing the names of the tribes and the other containing boundary descriptions. After shaking each of them well, it is said, a tribe name and land description came up in Eleazar’s hand. We can only speculate on the procedure.”
  • The majority of this chapter deals with a request from a man named Caleb
    • If you recall, he was the only other faithful spy (along with Joshua) who gave a favorable report after scouting the Promised Land in Numbers 13-14
    • Now Caleb, at age 85, gave glory to God for all that He had done for him
      • Caleb said he was still feeling young and energetic, thanks to God
    • Caleb asked for a land inheritance that would put him into regular conflict with the Anakites, an Israelite enemy
      • Instead of taking an easy assignment and resting, Caleb wished to continue to use his God-given gifts in service to God’s people
      • “the Lord helping me” shows you that Caleb firmly trusted in God’s strength and was not showing a hint of arrogance by taking on the Anakites at the age of 85
      • Caleb and his supporting troops would protect Israel from this recurring threat

What does it lead me to confess?                                                      



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We have openings in both the three-year-old (Tuesday and Thursday morning) and four-year-old (Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings) classes. There are also openings in the kindergarten which meets full days on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
 
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