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    *2nd & 4th Sun. of Each Month


Sundays at 10:30 AM
Wellbrooke of Westfield
Inside of Grand Park
2nd and 4th of Each Month
937 E. 186th Street
Westfield, Indiana 46074

Westfield Horizon Christian Fellowship /  /  Live Life with Victory Over Defeat
Live Life with Victory Over Defeat

Joshua 7:19-21 Now Joshua said to Achan, “My son, I beg you, give glory to the Lord God of Israel, and make confession to Him, and tell me now what you have done; do not hide it from me.” And Achan answered Joshua and said, “Indeed I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel, and this is what I have done: When I saw among the spoils a beautiful Babylonian garment, two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. And there they are, hidden in the earth in the midst of my tent, with the silver under it.”

Henry Ford defined a mistake in his tire development as “an opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.” Joshua would have agreed, because he is about to “begin again, more intelligently” and bring victory out of defeat. God was with them, but he wanted them to understand that He expected obedience in their walk as a whole. Once the nation of Israel had confronted the sin that had kept them weak before their enemies, God was free to speak to them in mercy and direct them in their victory of the land. No matter what mistakes we may make, the worst mistake of all is not to try again; for “the victorious Christian life is a series of new beginnings,” says Alexander Whyte. Rahab’s faith saved her family, and Achan’s sin condemned his! When you surrender to the Lord, no defeat is permanent and no mistake is beyond remedy. Even the “Valley of Trouble” can have a door of hope. Let’s give thanks that Jesus bore the curse of the law for us on the cross and that He bestows all the blessings of the Father on us through His Sprit. By faith we can claim our inheritance in Christ and walk forward again in victory. From Sermon #0601-03 on 6/4/14: Joshua 6-8 “Live Life with Victory Over Defeat”

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