12 Spies / 12 Disciples

12 Spies / 12 Disciples

Order of Worship

April 2, 2023

Welcome and Call to Worship

  • Song “God So Loved”

  • Song “Jesus”

  • Song “Forever”


Greeting and Announcements

Sermon – Pastor Mike Halstead

12 Spies / 12 Disciples

John 12:14-16

14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:15 “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion;see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” 16 At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him.

12 Spies  Numbers 13:17-20

The Ten:

– Overwhelmed by the obstacles, they supersized their doubt  Numbers 13:26-29

–  Spread that doubt to everyone   Numbers 14:1-4

Caleb & Joshua

– Saw the same obstacles & supersized their faith!  Numbers 13:30 & 14:6-8

– Spread the message of God’s power (to all who would listen)

–  Opportunity & Capacity given to the faithful

– Opportunity & Capacity removed from the doubters

12 Disciples

– Were taught how God loves his people

– Experienced the Big spiritual picture

– Witnessed the power, . . . experienced the doubt John 11:32

– Sent into the world

– Sacrificed everything for what they believed in Mark 8:34-35


  1. In the face of doubt, do we tend to fall back or lean in?
  2. How can we be more like Caleb & Joshua when faced with difficulty or doubt? II Corinthians 4:10-17
  3. Are you ready by faith to receive all the blessings God has in store for you?
  • Song “How Great Is Our God”


Next Steps

  • Do you need prayer? Make a request, and our staff and Pastors will pray for you.