Contributed on Jan 23, 2008
Sermon #1 in a series from the Book of Joshua: Following God’s Lead.
Series: Joshua Text: Joshua 1:1-18 Title: “God’s Marching Orders” Theme of Joshua: Possession • They were to go and take what God had set before them. I. Guided by God’s Presence (1-7a) Vv. 1-2 • Joshua begins with a transition in leadership, Joshua had already been appointed ...read more
Contributed on Feb 7, 2008
The kind of faith God is looking for in the kind of person we so often are not.
Series: Joshua Text: Joshua 2:1-24 Title: “Amazing Grace” I. Rahab the harlot (1) • There are several things we find that are working against Rahab or why she would have been disqualified to do great things for God. o She was a harlot. She practiced a lifestyle of open sin ...read more
Contributed on Feb 8, 2008
God desires the kind of faith that is willing to step into a flooded river knowing He will make a way.
Series: Joshua Text: Joshua 3:1-17 Title: “Getting Your Feet Wet” I. Let God be in the Lead (3-4) • As the children of Israel stood on the cusp of possessing the land of promise God simply told them to follow Him. o The Ark of the Covenant was the presence of God among them. o If they ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2008
Our need for and use of memorials.
Series: Joshua Text: Joshua 4:1-9, 19-24 Title: A Purpose and a Need to Remember I. The Need for Memorials • To Remember Deuteronomy 6:12-15 -- 12 then beware, lest you forget the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 13 You shall fear the LORD your ...read more
Contributed on Feb 25, 2008
We will explore the providence of God as found in 5 events in the 5th Chapter of Joshua.
Series: Joshua Text: Joshua 5:1-15 Title: “The Providence of God” • God’s providence in 5 events: I. Crossing of the Jordan (1) • Obviously one of the reasons God held back the waters of the Jordan was to get the children of Israel from point A to point B. • God was also using this ...read more
Contributed on Feb 29, 2008
A powerful look at how faith should shape our lives and help us to live in obedience to God’s will.
Series: Joshua Text: Joshua 6:1-20 Title: “Lessons In Faith” I. An Obstacle To Faith (1) • The walls around Jericho o Jericho was a military fortress. o Outer wall – 6 ft. thick and 30 ft. high. o Inner wall – 12 ft. thick and 30 ft. high. o The two walls were 15 ft. apart and ...read more
Contributed on Mar 17, 2008
Israel quickly turns from glorious victory to humiliating defeat, because of disobedience and arrogance towards God.
Series: Joshua Text: Joshua 7:1-15 Title: “Sin Raises It’s Ugly Head” • Up until this point Israel’s journey has been marked by trust, obedience and success. • Tonight we see they get their first taste of failure because sin has crept into the camp. o Even in the moments of our greatest ...read more
Contributed on Mar 31, 2008
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 Text: Joshua 8:30-35 Title: “Back To The Basics” I. We Must Come Back To God (30-32) Vs. 30 • In order for Joshua to build an alter to God on Mt. Ebal, He had to lay down his own plans. o After Israel had defeated Jericho and Ai, they now controlled the east-west route ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2008
Knowing how the enemy operates is the key to overcoming.
Series: Joshua Text: Joshua 9:1-27 Title: “Our Crafty Adversary” I. The Enemy Is Deceitful (1-5) Vv. 1-2 • There are those kinds of people and situations that confront us that are straight up. o These are the ones whose intentions are clear, they want to do us harm and it’s ...read more
Contributed on Apr 23, 2008
Our cimmitment to God will be tested but it will also be greatly rewarded.
Series: Joshua Text: Joshua 10:1-15 Title: “Our Commitment To God” I. Our Commitment Will Be Challenged (1-5) • Whenever we make a commitment it doesn’t take long for that to be challenged. o It was the same say with the children of Israel and their covenant with Gibeon. Vs. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2008
We can only be odedient to God if we fully carry out what He tells us to do.
Series: Joshua Text: Joshua 10:16-28 Title: “Pursuit of Obedience” I. Avoiding Distractions (16-21) Vv. 16-18 • The first thing Joshua does is to access the situation and take care of those things of first importance. o Joshua and the children of Israel have the 5 kings sealed inside ...read more