Sermon Series
  • 1. A Speech That Demands Action Lesson 20

    Contributed on Apr 20, 2017

    How to get people to listen to you,

    A. WHY PEOPLE RESENT BEING TOLD WHAT TO DO 1. They know better than you. 2. They don’t respect your opinion. 3. They are blinded to God’s work and your ideas. 4. They have a hidden agenda. 5. They are not yielded to God’s will. 6. They are ignorant – never learned Christian more

  • 2. Consequences For Past Bad Decisions Lesson 10

    Contributed on Apr 7, 2017

    Decisions outside the will of God have consequences.

    A. FIGHTING A BATTLE WHEN YOU DON’T WANT TO JOSHUA 10 1. Decisions outside the will of God have consequences. When the mighty Gibeonites tricked Israel Joshua said, “They did not ask counsel of the LORD” (9:14). Why We Don’t Pray • Self-confidence and not a walk of faith. • We think we more

  • 3. Joshua Lesson 1

    Contributed on Mar 29, 2017
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    Five Steps for Future Success

    A. THE HINGE OF HISTORY “After the death of Moses, the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua, Moses’ assistant; ‘Moses is dead. Now it is time for you to lead My people, the Israelites, across the Jordan River into the Promised Land I promised them’” more

  • 4. Preparation For A New Step Of Faith Lesson 3

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2017
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    Be faithful with the job God gave you to do.

    A. YOUR ATTITUDE BEFORE ACTIONS 1. Act on what God has told you. “Arise, go over this Jordan . . . to the land which I am giving them” (1:2). a. God sends us. “Go into all the world and preach the gospel” (Mark 16:5). b. God wants to use us. “Yield ye your more

  • 5. The Cities Of Refuge Picture Christ Lesson 16

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2017
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    Pictures of Christ in Old Testament

    A. MANY PICTURES OF CHRIST IN OLD TESTAMENT: JOSHUA 20:1-9 1. Brazen serpent (Num. 21:8), Christ became our sin (John 3:14). 2. Tabernacle, our way to God. 3. Sacrificial lamb, “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). 4. The Cities of Refuge, our more

  • 6. Wrapping Up God's Miraculous Work Lesson 4

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2017

    Don't run ahead of God's leaders.

    “Joshua and the people got up early in the morning and set out for the Jordan . . . then officers reminded the people . . . ‘When you see the Ark of the Covenant . . . go quickly over the Jordan . . . stay about 3,000 feet away . . . you have not come this way before’ . . . more

  • 7. Bringing Down The Walls Lesson 6

    Contributed on Mar 31, 2017

    Walls don’t automatically fall down by obeying one time.

    A. APPROACHING THE BATTLE 1. Our battle plan comes from God. “I have given you Jericho, its kings, and all its mighty warriors” (6:2). “Joshua told the priests to carry the Ark of the Covenant around the city. Have seven priests walk in front carrying a ram’s horn. more

  • 8. The Day After A Miracle Lesson 5

    Contributed on Mar 31, 2017
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    Getting God's battle strategy.

    A. A COMMAND OF SEPARATION “God told Joshua to make knives and circumcise the sons of those who had been slaves in Egypt (40 years ago). Their fathers died in the wilderness because of their unbelief and rebellion. Their sons had never been circumcised” (Josh. 5:2-9, Amplified). more

  • 9. How To Rest And Enjoy Rewards Lesson 17

    Contributed on Apr 20, 2017

    How to live in victory

    A. ISRAEL’S SUCCESS AND CHALLENGE “After 7 years of conquest, the Lord gave Israel all the land that He promised to their ancestors, so they settled down. Their enemies quit fighting them because none could stand up to them. The Lord helped them win every battle they fought. They claimed the more

  • 10. When Believers Fuss And Fight Lesson 18

    Contributed on Apr 20, 2017

    Principles to Handle Conflict Between Believers

    A. THE OCCASION OF CONFLICT “Joshua blessed the 2 ½ tribes and sent them home with the instruction. ‘Share with others the spoils of war.’ So the warriors started back to their homes, but before they crossed the Jordan, they built a very large altar to God. The other tribes gathered at Shiloh more

  • 11. Joshua's First Message On Separation Ch. 23

    Contributed on Apr 20, 2017

    Two messages at the end of Joshua's life.

    A. JOSHUA’S MESSAGE OF EXHORTATION AND WARNING 1. This is first of two messages at the end of Joshua’s life. “Joshua called . . . leaders” (23:2). “Joshua gathered all the tribe” (4:1). FIRST SECOND Leaders All people From his heart From God Shiloh more

  • 12. Prayer Failure Lesson 7

    Contributed on Apr 4, 2017
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    All our failures are prayer failures

    A. INTRODUCTION “Joshua sent his soldiers to spy out the small village of Ai. They returned saying, ‘It is a small town, only send two or three thousand soldiers.’ They went and were defeated; they ran from battle and 36 soldiers were killed” (Joshua 7:2-5, ELT). 1. Six weaknesses of more

  • 13. How To Accomplish A Big Hard Scary Job Lesson 11

    Contributed on Apr 7, 2017

    When you don't know where to start

    A. SIZE UP BIG JOBS WITH A BIG OVERALL PERSPECTIVE: JOSHUA 10:16-43 1. Why big jobs defeat us? a. We’re scared of failure. b. We don’t know where to start. c. We’ve failed at big jobs before. d. Lack of motivation. e. Worthy goal, but not with my limitations. “God led Israel to cross more

  • 14. God's Permanent Home Lesson 12

    Contributed on Apr 7, 2017

    Grow to be like Jesus

    A. INTRODUCTION: JOSHUA 18:1-3 1. Put first things first, build your church before building your house. a. Attendance. b. Tithe. c. Service. “Israel . . . set up” (v. 1). d. The word “build” means look after God’s place and needs. 2. The home of the Ark of the Covenant (God’s more

  • 15. Joshua An Example To Follow Lesson 13

    Contributed on Apr 7, 2017
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    Qualities of Joshua

    A. QUALITIES OF JOSHUA 1. Lived beyond his limitation. Began as a slave, but died a freeman. “Joshua . . . the servant of the LORD, died, being one hundred and ten years old” (Joshua 24:29). 2. Lived ahead of his contemporaries. When ten spies rebelled, “Joshua . . . spoke unto the more

  • 16. What Do You Want For Your Birthday? Lesson 14

    Contributed on Apr 7, 2017

    God honors faithful speech and living.

    1. You take a new look at yourself on your birthday. “I am this day eight-five years old” (Joshua 14:10). a. You look at your past. “Moses . . . sent me . . . to spy out the land” (14:7). b. You survey your present condition. “I am as strong on this day, as . . .” more

  • 17. How To Slay Your Giants: Lesson 15

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2017
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    Principles to slay giants

    A. WHAT ARE GIANTS LIKE? 1. Caleb wanted to conquer the land of giants. On his 85th birthday he asked for victory. “So now give me this hill country of which the Lord spoke that day. For you heard then how the [giantlike] Anakim were there and that the cities were great and more

  • 18. When People Trick You Lesson 9

    Contributed on Apr 7, 2017
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    When people trick us.

    A. THE GIBEONITES TRICK ISRAEL: JOSHUA 9:1-27 “When the six kings of great nations in the land heard about the destruction of Jericho and Ai, plus God stopping up the Jordan River, they made a covenant to fight together against Israel. The nation of Gibeon decided not to join the covenant but more