As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Today’s sermon by Pastor Carmen Horst laments a church that has not thrown away its gods of security, control and power. News stories from Willow Creek church and the PA Grand Jury Report detailing horrific abuse within the PA Catholic church show us those false gods that still claim our loyalty! Following the call from Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18, she encourages us to make the choice (again) for faithfulness to a God who is always bringing good news to the poor, releasing captives, giving (in)sight to the blind, and setting the oppressed free. We, like the survivors in Joshua 24, choose to serve the Lord and throw away the false gods.