This week: The Wilderness Part 2 – Deuteronomy

Last Sunday, we began our exploration of the journey of God’s people through some of the key books of the Old Testament by looking at the book of Numbers.

In ‘Numbers’ we see God provide for the people and protect them, but again and again the people complain and give in to rivalry and infighting and even try to go back to slavery in Egypt. The last straw is when the people refuse to enter the Promised Land for fear that God is not able to protect them against the more numerous and powerful inhabitants of the land. Because of their refusal to trust God the people are forced to wander in the wilderness for another 40 years, until a new generation arises that is willing to trust God and follow him into the land that he has promised.

We continue this week with the book of Deuteronomy. A new generation has emerged and is now ready to enter the land, but before handing over leadership to his successor Joshua, Moses reminds the people of all that God has done for them and of their calling, as God’s chosen people, to love God with all their heart and with all their soul and with all their strength. I hope you can join us this Sunday at 10am as we take a closer look at this pivotal moment in the journey of God’s people.

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