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hero-coverThe rise of super hero movies is a rather interesting phenomenon.  And their popularity speaks volumes about our culture and the questions we are facing.  We all believe that there could be something great about us and we find ourselves waiting for our greatness to be revealed.  And therein lies the problem.  We find ourselves waiting for our greatness to be revealed, and waiting.

In the book of Numbers in the Bible we discover an extraordinary man who spent much of his life waiting for the promises of God to be realized.  But this man did not wait passively for someone else, somewhere else to do something else.  This man, Caleb, knew how to wait actively.

From the life of Caleb we discover:

  1. Your past does not dictate your future.
  2. There are two types of hunger.
  3. You have a mountain to take.

You can hear more about Caleb at:  http://efcsweetwater.com/index.php?nid=11648&s=gl

Scripture

caleb-numbers-14You can track the story of Caleb’s life through the pages of the Bible by reading:

Numbers 13:1-33 Exploring Canaan

Numbers 14:1-38 The People Rebel

Numbers 34:16-29 Assigning the Land

Joshua 14:6-15 Hebron Given to Caleb

Joshua 15:13-19 Marching against Debir

Judges 3:7-11 Othniel: Caleb’s brother

1 Samuel 30:13-15 Caleb Known for Generations

1 Chronicles 4:13-15 Geneology

1 Chronicles 2:42-50 The Clans of Caleb

Follow Through

“Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day…”  –Numbers 14:12

There are 7 mountains that influence our culture.  They are family, government, media, education, arts, entertainment, business, and church.  To discover tools for taking your mountain of influence check out the remarkable teachings of Lance Walnau at: www.lancelearning.com.

Links

A remarkable resource for continued study into the life of this Hero of the faith is “Caleb: The Warrior” by Francine Rivers.  Click this crazy long link to get a copy for yourself. http://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Caleb-Sons-Encouragement/dp/0842382666/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241468931&sr=8-1

You Heard it at EFC

Been trying to remember one of those awesome songs we sang?  Here is our worship list from yesterday.  You can find them for purchase on itunes.com.

  1. “Friend of God” by Israel Houghton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z5cgajl1Kg

  1. “Everlasting God” by Chris Tomlin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP2nz6PG8KM

  1. “Child of God” by Kathryn Scott

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r3JAV2r208&feature=PlayList&p=A39C2DE7E674D4C9&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=25

  1. “When I think about the Lord” by Shane and Shane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLG0OpUmBb4

On The Radar

The National Day of Prayer is this Thursday, May 7, 2009.  A 12 hour prayer vigil will be held in Sweetwater from 7:00am to 7:00 pm at The Sweetwater Prayer Center.  Find out more about the National Day of Prayer at www.ndptf.org.

Catch the latest church info at www.efcsweetwater.com.

Podcast

Hear Pastor Eric’s message from last Sunday at http://efcsweetwater.com/index.php?nid=11648&s=gl

Sunday Preview

This Sunday, May 10, just happens to be my 13 year anniversary!  But for the rest of you it’s Mother’s Day.  Join us on this special day as we worship our Lord and celebrate our moms!

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