Contributed on Aug 24, 2015
After the death of Moses, Joshua took over leadership and secured the Promised Land through conquest and consolidation. In this message, we will study the characters of Joshua and the spiritual journey we have to go through as Christians.
INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF JOSHUA Scripture Reading: Joshua 1:1-6 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 2 “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I ...read more
Contributed on Jan 10, 2016
When God blessed us, He wants to know if we have been faithful with these blessings. In this message, we will learn from Joshua 22 that God requires us to be faithful in our lifetime. May we develop this attitude of faithfulness starting this New Year.
Last week, we talked about building great attitudes for the New year. We said that attitude is everything. Attitude is more important than facts, than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances. We cannot change the past but we can change the way we react to difficult ...read more
Contributed on Oct 5, 2015
God prepared Joshua for the conquest ahead by allowing him to meet the man with the drawn sword who is the Theophany of Christ. In the same manner, we need to prepare for what lies ahead by looking intently to Christ as the Commander of the Lord's Army.
SCRIPTURE READING: Joshua 5: 13-15 (NIV) 13 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” 14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as ...read more
Contributed on Oct 12, 2015
The walls we build are false sense of security. Only God can protect us. Just like the walls of Jericho, let these walls collapse and allow God's hand of protection be upon us. The safest place for a child of God is to be in His hands.
SCRIPTURE READING: Joshua 6:1-7 Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. 2 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. 3 March around the city ...read more
Contributed on Jan 3, 2016
Attitude is everything. In this first message of the year, we will study the importance of Building Great Attitudes in our service for God based from Joshua 14. There are three things that Caleb told Joshua that can inspire us. .
INTRODUCTION: Happy New Year to everyone! Welcome to the year 2016. This is the year of the new beginnings for most of us. This is the year when we will reaffirm our goals and purposes why we are on earth. This is the year when we will leave behind and not dwell our past mistakes. This is the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2015
Many times, we have difficulty serving the Lord when we are emotionally depressed and we don't know what to do. In this message, we will discuss the causes and the cures for depression basing from Joshua's experiences in the defeat from Ai.
WHAT TO DO WHEN DEPRESSED SCRIPTURE READING: Joshua 7:1-6 (NIV) "But the Israelites were unfaithful in regard to the devoted things[a]; Achanson of Karmi, the son of Zimri,[b] the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of them. So the Lord’s anger burned against Israel. 2 Now ...read more
Contributed on Jan 24, 2016
We make choices every day but we don't realize the importance of these choices for our destiny. In this message, we will discover that there are consequences when we make a wrong choice. God wants us to make the right choice in everything we do.
INTRODUCTION: Last week we talked about developing the attitude of steadfastness. We learned about the distinction between faithfulness and steadfastness. While faithfulness means being reliable, being trustworthy or devoted to the cause of Christ. Steadfastness on the other hand means the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 16, 2015
In this message, we will learn that the heart is the source of all evil desires, conflicts, rivalries, and all selfish ambitions. When we resolve the root cause of the conflict, we can solve the problem. Only Christ can transform our hearts.
Wars and conflicts are everywhere especially clearer when you read the online newspapers. There is conflict among nations, among races, among politicians, even among religious beliefs. Those conflicts are rooted to so much hatred, antagonism, bitterness and hostilities. In addition, hot ...read more
Contributed on Nov 8, 2015
Lies are being perpetuated all around us, in the news, in our government, in our society and even in the church. Holding on to the truth is important, but somehow, deceptions can still penetrate that must be corrected and transformed to our advantage.
Do you know the most famous deception of all time? According to the survey, the Trojan Horse was the greatest deception of all time. Let me explain. The Trojan Horse is actually a tale from the Trojan War about the deception that the Greeks employed to enter the City of Troy and win the war. It ...read more
Contributed on Oct 25, 2015
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.
Have you ever failed before? Of course, we all do because we are human beings of flesh and blood. We all face failures in life. We all have failed at some point in life. But it is what you do after you failed that counts. Because there are people after failing lose sight of the goal, never ...read more
Contributed on Aug 30, 2015
In this message, we will examine the keys to prosperity and success that allowed Joshua to fulfill his mission of bringing the people to the Promised Land in spite of the death of Moses. How did he overcome his fears and allowed God's Word to guide him?
Scripture Reading: Joshua 1:6-9 6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. 7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 17, 2016
Faithfulness is finishing the race under normal circumstance while steadfastness is finishing the race even under very difficult circumstances. In this message we will learn some great advice from Joshua on how to develop the attitude of steadfastness.
SCRIPTURE READING: Joshua 23: 6 “Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left. 7 Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; do not invoke the names of their gods or swear by them. You ...read more
Contributed on Sep 6, 2015
This study is about the life of Rahab, the harlot who is an example of the grace of God at work. In spite of her past, she was rewarded beyond measure because she had faith to believe. In the same manner, God can save us regardless of our sins.
RAHAB'S SCARLET CORD OF REDEMPTION SCRIPTURE READING: Joshua 2:15-21 15 So she let them down by a rope through the window, for the house she lived in was part of the city wall. 16 She said to them, “Go to the hills so the pursuers will not find you. Hide yourselves there three days ...read more
Contributed on Sep 13, 2015
You might have been wandering in the wilderness for many years, lost and going about in circles. It is time to cross the Jordan Rive and live a life of victory claiming your inheritance in Christ. We will study the three things you must do to cross.
SCRIPTURE READING: Joshua 3:1-8 (NIV) 3 Early in the morning Joshua and all the Israelites set out from Shittim and went to the Jordan, where they camped before crossing over. 2 After three days the officers went throughout the camp, 3 giving orders to the people: “When you see the ark of ...read more
Contributed on Sep 20, 2015
This study is about the significance of God's command for Joshua to erect memorial stones taken from the River Jordan as a monument of God's faithfulness for generations to come. In the same manner, we must never forget the things He has done.
SCRIPTURE READING: Joshua 4: 1-7 (NIV) 4 When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, 2 “Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe,3 and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, from right where the priests are ...read more