Church Dedication Service - Taking Over, Not Taking Sides

Comments from Bro Delbert Brooks and Sis Fern Nelson on Sunday, July 17, 2016. 

This was a special day at Return as we celebrated all the LORD has done for us over these past 16 months. We were honored to have Bro Delbert Brooks and Sis Fern Nelson speak to us and I know you will enjoy their comments. Then our special guest speaker for the day was Dr. John Godbolt who preached an anointed and powerful sermon.

Return® sermon shared on Sunday] July 17, 2016. 

So often, we (like Joshua) assume that God is on our side. If the truth be spoken, He is not on anyone’s side. God has come to take over, not take sides. This statement sounds animated or out of character: it is not what you may imagine God doing. The same God that told Moses to tell Pharaoh to let my people go, is the same God that hardened Pharaoh’s heart. He gives us wealth, poverty, position and influence to watch our attitude and choices. 

Like Joshua, we face Jericho (a season for change and victory) but something stands in the way. In Joshua Chapter One, God said to ‘see that I have already given it to you’. Yet, when the Children of Israel arrived it looked like anything but victory. To add to Joshua’s dilemma, the Angel of the Lord did not encourage him in his actions.

We should follow the example of Joshua; worship, take off any hindrances and get further instructions. I hope you are blessed by this lesson and that your experiences with Jesus are drawing you closer and deeper in a love relationship.

J. L. Godbolt