Contributed on Jan 12, 2015
Our courage is found in God alone. Our victory is grounded in God's Word.
We are at the edge of another new year; another year of uncertainties and unknowns - to us, of course, but not to God. • Whatever they are, we are going to face them and walk through them, by the grace of God. • We won’t be doing it alone, because God will walk us through. ...read more
Contributed on Feb 1, 2015
Keep our focus right. Keep our faith strong. God is enough for you.
Israel is about to do something they have never done before – cross the Jordan and move into Canaan. • They are moving onto uncharted path. They have never been this way before (3:4), Joshua said it right. • His instruction is: “When you see the ark of the covenant of ...read more
Contributed on May 12, 2015
God foresees our needs. He provides for our needs, ahead of time, even before we see them. God provides by grace, not merit.
I want to share from both Chapter 20 and 21 today. Both chapters record God’s specific instructions given to Moses, and now for Joshua to follow through. • God made specific provisions for two particular needs. • Josh 20 – to designate 6 cities as cities of refuge, for ...read more
Contributed on Apr 27, 2015
Let the promises of God drive you. Take action to fulfil the promises of God.
Have you ever suffered because of someone else made a wrong decision? • You wasted money, time or efforts because someone made a mistake and opted for a wrong choice. The sad thing is, you were made to pay for it too. • I’m sure you understand how that feels. It’s sad ...read more
Contributed on Mar 1, 2015
Remember who is in command. The key to victory is our obedience. It comes from faith in God.
The book of Joshua records one of the most remarkable military campaigns in history. • Moses said in Deut 7 that there are 7 nations in Canaan facing Israel and all of them greater and mightier than them. • They were called fortified cities because of the massive walls surrounding ...read more
Contributed on Feb 14, 2015
Gratitude brings God's blessings into life's struggles. Gratitude magnifies God's goodness in the midst of life's pain.
Why do you really want to remember something? Why make the effort to recall? • If you are studying, your answer may be: I want to pass the exam. I need to remember what the teacher says and what the right answer is. • After that, it doesn’t matter that much. Most of us forget ...read more
Contributed on Jun 6, 2015
Remember how you get here and guard what you have received.
We’ve come to the end of the book of Joshua. Last two chapters and last words of Joshua. He spoke what is most important for the people – the safeguards for their relationship with God. We are very concern with self-preservation. We uses all kinds of gadgets today to protect ...read more
Contributed on Jan 18, 2015
We do not need to understand everything to have faith in God. Faith is not an emotion or a feeling. It works. God uses people with faith to accomplish His purposes. Faith in God unlocks His blessings in our lives.
Rahab and her entire family were saved because of her FAITH in God and the GRACE of God. • Her faith in God moved her from being a “nobody” to becoming a significant player in God’s plan. • From being someone who was simply known as “the prostitute”, to ...read more
Contributed on Mar 30, 2015
Consider Joshua's motivation - pray boldly to see that God's will is done. Consider his commitment - work hard to see that God's work is finished.
Joshua made an audacious prayer. It was a prayer for the impossible. The fact that he even thought of it surprises everyone. • Today we want to look at his motivation behind that prayer, and his commitment to fulfilling God’s will. The chapter opens with 5 opposing Amorite armies ...read more
Contributed on May 4, 2015
See God's faithful promise and passion for His people. Be faithful because God is faithful.
We are coming to the end of this book JOSHUA. A major part of the campaign to occupy Canaan has been completed. • We have a survey of the land and the description of the allotments given to the various tribes. • By now Joshua was aged (the Lord says in Chapter 13). Joshua assigned ...read more
Contributed on Jan 12, 2015
Fulfilling God's purpose requires our response, our involvement, our faith and our unity.
Joshua was called to succeed Moses and lead the people of God into the Promised Land. • His task would require him to rally the people together and fight their way into Canaan. • This, of course, would not be easy and Joshua felt it. God came to assure him. God made TWO emphasis: ...read more
Contributed on Mar 8, 2015
Be vigilant, because we are all vulnerable. Don't compromise, because we will lose out.
[Read Josh 7:1-6, 10-15, 19-21] This is one chapter most people would like to omit from their books. No one likes to talk about failure or defeat, about their greed and sin. • Up to this point, Israel had been experiencing victories, one after another, from chapter one to six. ...read more
Contributed on Mar 22, 2015
Don't lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him. God directs us to His perfect will.
Have you ever been deceived? I have, a couple of times. We have people walking into the church and asking for help. They tell you their sad stories, the great need they are in, and ask for money. It’s really difficult to tell, most of the time, if they are saying the truth. I ...read more
Contributed on Feb 23, 2015
Focus on doing God's will and leave the exalting to Him. Stay teachable regardless of how much you know. Our significance comes from God, not from this world.
Josh 3:7, 4:14 God Exalts the Humble ES 22 Feb 15 1410 Today, I want to talk about humility and how I achieved it! • I wonder if this is even possible. The moment I thought about it, I might just have lost it. • Man loves to exalt themselves. In the Scriptures, we see a ...read more