Scottsbluff Church of Christ
Scottsbluff Church of Christ
September 20, 2020
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  • 1919 Ave N Scottsbluff, NE 69361
    1919 Avenue N, Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA
    Sunday 10:45 AM
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    Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM, Wednesday 6:30 PM
A Futility of Effort

Ephraim and Manasseh (Joshua 16-17)

Received the Double Portion (1 Chronicles 5:1)
Ephraim the 2nd Largest Tribe
Ephraim and Manasseh (Joshua 16-17)

16:10 They (Ephraim) did not drive out the Canaanites
17:12 Yet the people of Manasseh could not take
Ephraim and Manasseh (Joshua 16-17)

They are the ONLY tribes to complain about their inheritance
A Futility of Effort

What causes us to give little effort in ministry?

We also have a problem with the "Do Nots"
A Futility of Effort

What causes us to give little effort in ministry?

We also have a problem with the "Do Nots"

1. Lack of faith?
A Futility of Effort

What causes us to give little effort in ministry?

We also have a problem with the "Do Nots"

2. Direct disobedience?
A Futility of Effort

What causes us to give little effort in ministry?

We also have a problem with the "Do Nots"

3. Would rather complain than comply?
A Futility of Effort

What causes us to give little effort in ministry?

We also have a problem with the "Do Nots"

4. Level of commitment?

Aebulun did not (Judges 1:30)
Asher did not (Judges 1:31)
Naphtali did not (Judges 1:33)
A Futility of Effort

What causes us to give little effort in ministry?

We also have a problem with the "Do Nots"

5 No depth to faith?
A Futility of Effort

What causes us to give little effort in ministry?

We also have a problem with the "Could Nots"

Do we rely on our own strength?
Lack of training?
Improper leadership?
A Futility of Effort

What causes us to give little effort in ministry?

Do we care about our own promised land?
Dow we care about the souls of others?
Are we more content with this life than the one to come?
Assisting Others in our Efforts (Joshua 22)
Assisting Others in our Efforts (Joshua 22)

We need to be engaged in helping each other
We shouldn't expect to receive our land without first helping others.
Use what we have to equip and edify
Assisting Others in our Efforts (Joshua 22)

Caring more for others ahead of our own interest
A Courageous Effort (Joshua 15)

Caleb-- A different spirit & a man of courage
A Courageous Effort (Joshua 15)

Anakites
A Courageous Effort (Joshua 15)

Othniel-- Israel's 1st Judge
A Courageous Effort (Joshua 15)

The Point:

1.Nothing was going to stop Caleb
2.His faith was seen in his actions, attitudes, and assurance.
3.No giants were going to hinder Caleb.
A Courageous Effort (Joshua 15)

We need some Caleb's today!!!

People determined to put importance to the work of the church
People demonstrating their faith in their actions, attitudes, and assurance.
A Courageous Effort (Joshua 15)

We need some Caleb's Today!!!

People who believe our promised lab is worth the effort
People who are self-motivated
Who do you choose to be more like?

Ephraim/Manasseh--People of complaint
Reuben, Gad and East Manasseh--People who help others

How can we serve you today?

If there is anything this congregation can do for you please reach out to us at the link below. Have a blessed week.

https://www.scottsbluffchurchofchrist.org/contact-us/