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2 And you shall do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king, except that its spoil and its cattle you shall take as booty for yourselves. Lay an ambush against the city behind it. 3 So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up against Ai; chose thirty thousand mighty men of strength and sent them forth by night. 4 And he commanded them, Behold, you shall lie in wait against the city behind it. Do not go very far from the city, but all of you be ready. 5 And I and all the people who are with me will approach the city. And when they come out against us, as the first time, we will flee before them 6 Till we have drawn them from the city, for they will say, They are fleeing from us as before. So we will flee before them. 7 Then you shall rise up from the ambush and seize the city, for the Lord your God will deliver it into your hand. 8 When you have taken the city, you shall set it afire; as the Lord commanded, you shall do. See, I have commanded you. 9 So Joshua sent them forth, and they went to the place of ambush and remained between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai; but Joshua lodged that night among the people. 10 Joshua rose up early in the morning and mustered the men, and went up with the elders of Israel before the warriors to Ai. 11 And all the fighting men who were with him went up and drew near before the city and encamped on the north side of , with a ravine between them and Ai. 12 And he took about five thousand men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, west of the city. 13 So they stationed all the army--the main encampment that was north of the city and their men in ambush behind and on the west of the city--and Joshua went that night into the midst of the ravine. 14 When the king of Ai saw it, they hastily rose early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to battle before the Arabah . But he did not know of the ambush against him behind the city. 15 And Joshua and all Israel pretended to be beaten by them, and fled toward the wilderness. 16 So all the people in Ai were called together to pursue them, and they pursued Joshua and were drawn away from the city. 17 Not a man was left in Ai or Bethel who did not go out after Israel. Leaving the city open, they pursued Israel. 18 Then the Lord said to Joshua, Stretch out the javelin that is in your hand toward Ai, for I will give it into your hand. So Joshua stretched out the javelin in his hand toward the city. 19 The men in the ambush arose quickly out of their place and ran when he stretched out his hand; and they entered the city and took it, and then hastened and set it afire. 20 When the men of Ai looked back, behold, the smoke of the city went up to the heavens, and they had no power to flee this way or that way. Then the Israelites who fled to the wilderness turned back upon the pursuers. 21 When Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city and that the smoke of the city went up, they turned again and slew the men of Ai. 22 And the others came forth out of the city against them , so that they were in the midst of Israel, some on this side and some on that side. And smote them, so that they let none of them remain or escape. 23 But they took the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua. 24 When Israel had finished slaying all the inhabitants of Ai in the field and in the wilderness into which they pursued them, and they were all fallen by the sword until they were consumed, then all the Israelites returned to Ai and smote it with the sword. 25 And all that fell that day, both men and women, were twelve thousand, including all the men of Ai. 26 For Joshua drew not back his hand with which he stretched out the javelin until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai. 27 Only the livestock and the spoil of that city Israel took as booty for themselves, according to the word of the Lord which He commanded Joshua. 28 So Joshua burned Ai and made it a heap of ruins for ever, even a desolation to this day. 29 And he hanged the king of Ai on a tree until evening; and at sunset, Joshua commanded and they took the body down from the tree and cast it at the entrance of the city gate and raised a great heap of stones over it that is there to this day. 30 Then Joshua built an altar to the Lord, the God of Israel, on Mount Ebal, 31 As Moses the servant of the Lord commanded the Israelites, as it is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, an altar of unhewn stones, upon which no man has lifted up an iron tool; and they offered on it burnt offerings to the Lord and sacrificed peace offerings. 32 And there, in the presence of the Israelites, wrote on the stones a copy of the law of Moses. 33 And all Israel, sojourner as well as he who was born among them, with their elders, officers, and judges, stood on either side of the ark before the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, half of them in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded before that they should bless the Israelites. 34 Afterward, Joshua read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, all that is written in the Book of the Law. 35 There was not a word of all that Moses commanded which Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel, and the women, and little ones, and the foreigners who were living among them.

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Good Success
Shared by: Cletus Blamo on Sep, 2016
Summary: The focus of my sermon is to redefine and retify the wrong impression of success in life generally.
Scripture: Joshua 1:1-8:8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 110
David Henderson avatar
"Getting back on Track"
Shared by: David Henderson on May, 2016
Summary: One of the things that many of us look for in life as a shortcut-a way to get something done faster without changing the end result. And most of these so-called shortcuts share one thing in common-they don’t work. For instance...
Scripture: Joshua 8:1-29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 863
Paul Clemente avatar
Shared by: Paul Clemente on May, 2016
Summary: how should we worship God?
Series: Joshua
Scripture: Joshua 8:30-35
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 132
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Ai Plunder?
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Apr, 2016
Summary: God allowed plunder at Ai but not at Jericho, why?
Series: Joshua
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Joshua 8:1-29
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 584
Ian Humphrey avatar
Achan's Sin
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Achan's Sin
Scripture: Joshua 7:1-8:26
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 204
Manny Salva Cruz avatar
Turning Our Failures Into Victories
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Oct, 2015
Summary: Failures can be transformed into victories if we only learn how to persevere and correct our mistakes. In this study, we will look on how Joshua faced his past failure and conquer that small city of Ai resulting into deeper commitment to serve God.
Series: Joshua
Scripture: Joshua 8:1-8
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 1,513
Jason Lim avatar
Obeying the Crucial Word of God
Shared by: Jason Lim on Oct, 2015
Summary: Three principles to obeying the crucial word of God taken from the renewing of the covenant at Shechem.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 8:30-35
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,566
William R. Nabaza avatar
JESUS, our Burnt Offering and Peace Offering
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Apr, 2015
Summary: To show that Moses as a type of CHRIST offered on the altar, both burnt offering and peace offering. In the New Testament, CHRIST is all in all, CHRIST is the (a) One offering Himself up to GOD, (b) CHRIST is the Altar, (c) CHRIST is the Burnt Offering, (
William R. Nabaza avatar
JESUS is our burnt offering
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Feb, 2015
Summary: To show that JESUS (Aleph-Tav) is the Burnt offering and JESUS (symbolized by Joshua) is the offerer. GOD will destroy our enemies forever.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Joshua 8:28
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 347
William R. Nabaza avatar
Keep on stretching your hand in prayer
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Feb, 2015
Summary: To show that we need to be encouraged in our prayer times, spend at least 30 minutes to an hour in prayer.
Scripture: Joshua 8:26
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 424
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Stones contain the Law
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Feb, 2015
Summary: To prove by secret message (sm) that JESUS fulfilled ALL the Law for us so we could live under Grace.
Scripture: Joshua 8:32
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 290
Pastor Dr. Tim Awotide avatar
Shared by: Pastor Dr. Tim Awotide on Oct, 2014
Summary: The seed in you is a seed of success. Your "DNA" carry "Good Success"
Series: Success
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God's Victory In Defeat
Shared by: Donnie De loney on Apr, 2014
Summary: God can bring victory out of defeat-Following God's direction.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Joshua 8:1-8
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,304
Jeff van Wyk avatar
Include the little ones
Shared by: Jeff van Wyk on Jun, 2013
Summary: When we read the Word of God, it becomes evident that our choices affect our children and their future. History teaches us that whenever Israel turned their back on God and served idols and other Gods, their children paid a price for their actions.
Scripture: Joshua 8:35
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 402
Justin Ford avatar
Living Stones: Commitment Vs Complacent
Shared by: Justin Ford on Nov, 2012
Summary: Part of a Capital Fundraising Campaign Series. This message was centered on the temptation for churches to grow complacent (like the Israelites) in the midst of blessing
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Joshua’s Story
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Sep, 2011
Summary: Joshua’s life reminds us that success in life depends on obedience to God’s Word and a desire in your life to become a God Chaser.
based on 1 rating
Views: 2,142
Adrian Rogers avatar
Maximum Living
Shared by: Adrian Rogers on Aug, 2011
Summary: none
based on 18 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 20,616
Damian Phillips avatar
Casting the Vision
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Aug, 2011
Summary: Sermon # 29: This message discusses how you must continually recast the vision of the Promised Land to strengthen and motivate people to keep pressing on.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 8:30-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,868
Billy  Ricks avatar
Positional Thinking: Victory from Defeat
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Aug, 2011
Summary: The world wants us to think positive. This leads to separation from God and others. God wants us to think positionally. We are seated in Christ Jesus according to His finished work. Joshua and his generals were positive they could take AI. However, t
Scripture: Joshua 8:1-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,709
Ovidiu Radulescu avatar
Thou Shall Be Content (8)
Shared by: Ovidiu Radulescu on Apr, 2011
Summary: God’s instruction regarding Jericho: "Don’t touch it. It’s mine. This was, and is, a lesson in trust as well as tithe. The Israelites have been given the Promised Land totally by the power of God. To remind them that this was His power, His land, He told
based on 26 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 6:17-8:2
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
Views: 2,744
Jeff Strite avatar
The Family Who Stole From God
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Mar, 2011
Summary: Achan stole from God... but all of Israel was guilty? How did that happen? And what can it tell us about our responsibility before God?
based on 67 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 6:12-8:2
Views: 9,232
Chris Appleby avatar
Mt Ebal & Mt Gerizim
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Jan, 2011
Summary: God warns of teh dangers and blessings that come with the law of God and provides the means by which sin can be dealt with
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 8:30-35
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 9,401
David Cook avatar
Five Truths About the Power of Sin
Shared by: David Cook on Jul, 2010
Summary: Five truths about sins power that you need to know.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 7:1-8:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,705
Quint Pitts avatar
Eclipsing Sin
Shared by: Quint Pitts on Dec, 2009
Summary: This is the fourth in a series on the life of Joshua. This message focuses on the fallout from the defeat at Ai.
Series: Heroes
Scripture: Joshua 6:17-8:1
Denomination: *other
Views: 905
David Elvery avatar
Lessons from Joshua
Shared by: David Elvery on May, 2009
Summary: Sermon on the occasion of the induction of our new Senior Pastor. Looking at Joshua and his leadership.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Joshua 1:1-8:38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,518
Jerry Shirley avatar
The Valley of Decision
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on Nov, 2008
Summary: 1.) God forgives sin. 2.) God judges sin. 3.) He allows us to choose: Pardon or Punishment - God gave both Jericho and Ai to Israel, but He did it in very different ways. Link inc. to formatted text, audio & video, PowerPoint.
based on 85 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 8:1-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,284
Dave McFadden avatar
“How To Rise Again To Victory”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Oct, 2008
Summary: A sermon on what needs to happen if we are to recover from defeat and rise to victory.
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 7:14-8:35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,882
 Aarron Ellerman avatar
Back to the Basics
Shared by: Aarron Ellerman on Mar, 2008
Summary: Sometimes getting our spiritual lives back on track is as simple as listening to God and doing what we know is right to do.
Series: Joshua
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 8:30-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 777
Charles Cockroft avatar
God's Victory In Defeat
Shared by: Charles Cockroft on Mar, 2008
Summary: What looked like defeat, set up Victory over the enemy
based on 157 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 8:1-8
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 13,936
Jerry Watts avatar
A Heart For God
Shared by: Jerry Watts on Nov, 2007
Summary: To complete God’s best means having a heart for Him.
Scripture: Joshua 8:28-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 483