Deuteronomy 7 is an address Moses gave to the children of Israel preparing them to enter the Promised Land. Israel was filled with fear and doubt about what lay ahead. Moses, knowing this, encourages them for the task. There are striking parallels to what Moses gave to this group of people so many years ago preparing them for the Promised Land and advice we need to listen today as we fight our fears and doubts as we prepare for our Promised Land the Kingdom of God.
Randy D’Alessandro served as pastor for the United Church of God congregations in Chicago, Illinois, and Beloit, Wisconsin, from 2016-2021. Randy previously served in Raleigh, North Carolina (1984-1989); Cookeville, Tennessee (1989-1993); Parkersburg, West Virginia (1993-1997); Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan (1997-2016).