October 22, 2017 – Faith Brought the Walls Down

Scripture Focus:

Joshua 6:1-20 (NIV) – Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.  Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.”  So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it.” And he ordered the army, “Advance! March around the city, with an armed guard going ahead of the ark of the Lord .”  When Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets before the Lord went forward, blowing their trumpets, and the ark of the Lord ’s covenant followed them. The armed guard marched ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard followed the ark. All this time the trumpets were sounding. But Joshua had commanded the army, “Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!” So he had the ark of the Lord carried around the city, circling it once. Then the army returned to camp and spent the night there.  Joshua got up early the next morning and the priests took up the ark of the Lord . The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the Lord and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ark of the Lord , while the trumpets kept sounding. So on the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days.  On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times. The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city! The city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the Lord . Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent. But keep away from the devoted things, so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them. Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction and bring trouble on it. All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the Lord and must go into his treasury.”  When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city.

Sermon Notes:

I. Joshua’s ______________ Challenge

A. He had been the aide to ________________ during the Exodus.

  1. And now Moses is to die and … he is to ______________ during the Exodus.
  2. First thing to accomplish in entering the Promised land is to cross the __________ Jordan River.

B. And ____________ began at once (3:9-17)

  1. Jericho was the city standing in the __________ of the conquest of Canaan.
  2. Humanly speaking the __________.
  3. _________ offered an alternative, just as in salvation.


October 15, 2017 – When Water Flowed from a Rock

Scripture Focus: 

  • Exodus 17:1-7 – “The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. So they quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses replied, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the Lord to the test?”  But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?”  Then Moses cried out to the Lord , “What am I to do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me.”  The Lord answered Moses, “Go out in front of the people. Take with you some of the elders of Israel and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink.” So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites quarreled and because they tested the Lord saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”

Scripture Notes:

I. Introduction.

A, ____________ for slaves set free.

  1. God ____________ when we are in trouble.
  2. Good sends help in time of ____________.
  3. God provides when it seems ____________.

B. Lessons ___________ by the children of Israel.

  1. At Mariah, __________ had sweetened the bitter water.
  2. When they ran out of ___________ and despaired.
  3. They forgot God’s faithfulness in the ______________.
  4. They blamed ____________ for their problems.

II. Body.

A. The ___________ of Moses. (v. 4)

  1. Angry people begin talking about ____________ Moses.
  2. “___________ am I going to do with these people?”
  3. The bible is full of _____________ who have fled to God in times of crisis.
  4. But folks, on your darkest day, God ___________ makes a way.
  5. Don’t give up on God in ___________ times.  He has promised to come through for us.
  6. Let’s take our crisis to ___________.

B. The provision of ___________. (v. 5-6)

  1. Moses must _____________ his people to the rock in Horeb.
  2. The rock ___________ of the Lord.

C. The Peculiar ___________ mentioned. (v. 7)

This Week at Rose Hill: 

  • Monday, Small Group, 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Bible Study, 7 pm


  • Hallelujah Harmony Quartet, Sunday, November 5th, 10 am. Potluck to follow.

Prayer Requests:

  • Sharon Gray – recovering from stroke
  • Norma Neukam – health
  • Margie Davis – cancer

October 8, 2017 – Through the Red Sea

Scripture Focus:

  • Exodus 14:5-12, 16-28

Sermon Notes: 

I. The Exodus – the going ___________ of the children of Israel.

A. The were delivered by the ___________ of God. (13:14)

  1. And you know, this is a __________ of our salvation.

B. And then God sent ___________.

  1. There was a pillar of a ___________ by day.
  2. A pillar of __________ by night.
  3. They were traveling in the __________ of God.

C. But trouble ___________. (14:5-9)

II. Body

A. First __________ set in (14:13-14)

  1. The Israelis saw vast army of Pharaoh coming after them and they were ___________ to death.
  2. The people went right to Moses and __________ loudly to him.
  3. After all they had seen God do, why did they __________ up so quickly and __________ bitter against God and Moses?

B. ___________ (v. 13-14)

  1. At one point God says to Moses,  “Why are you __________ out to me?
  2. Moses had a __________ point message from God for them.

This Week at Rose Hill:

  • Wednesday, Bible Study, 7 pm

Prayer Requests:

  • Pat Vardaman – healing from foot surgery
  • Sharon Gray – continued healing from a light stroke
  • Norma Neukam – health issues
  • Margie Davis – cancer

August 27, 2017 – The Holy Spirit and Conviction 

Today’s Scripture:

Sermon Notes:

I. Introduction

A. The __________ of the Holy Spirit in the world (John 16:8-14)

B. But what does the Holy Spirit do at the_________ of saving faith?

II. Body

A. The Holy Spirit brings __________ life to the believer (Titus 3:5) then he saved us – not because we were good enough to be saved but because of his kindness and pity – by washing away our sins and giving us the new joy of the indwelling holy spirit. (TLB)

1. Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:1-9 that we are all __________ dead because of sin.

2. Let’s look at the __________ of Nicodemus and Jesus in John 3.

3. Regeneration means __________ birth.

B. So, once you confess your sins and invite Him in the Holy Spirit comes in and takes up __________ . (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

1. Dr. Kenneth Wuest says,  “The Holy Spirit takes up permanent __________ in us. “

2. __________ promised the Holy Spirit would take up permanent residence in us. (John 14:16-23)

3. When the Holy Spirit comes in, there is __________ of the Occupant in the believer’s life.

C. The Holy Spirit __________ the believer. (Ephesians 4:30)

D. The Holy Spirit __________ the believer.  (1 Corinthians 12:13)

This Week at Rose Hill:

  • Monday, Small Group, 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Missionary Night, 7 pm

Prayer Requests:

  • Rhonda S. (Pastor’s niece) – brain surgery
  • Pat V. – recovering from foot surgery
  • Samantha (Sandi’s granddaughter) – fractured wrist
  • Sharon G. – recovering from a light stroke
  • Bonnie B. – recovering from knee surgery
  • Shirley D. – cancer
  • Norma N. – health issues
  • Margie D. – cancer

Multiplied Bread

This Week at Rose Hill:

  • Due to NMI, SDMI, District Conventions and Assembly there will be no services at Rose Hill this week


NMI, SDMI, District Conventions and Assembly
First Church of the Nazarene
1200 N Mississippi St
Little Rock, AR 72207

NMI Convention

Monday, June 5th, 7 pm to 9 pm
Tuesday, June 6th, 8:30 am to 12 pm

SDMI Convention

Tuesday, June 6th, 1:30 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm

District Assembly

Wednesday, June 7th, 8:30 am to 5 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm