Summary: From the regular to the radical
THE CHURCH OF TRANSITION Joshua 1:1-9
. The word transition means the passing from one
condition, place, or activity to another.
. From the lukewarm to the hot; from death to life
. From the passive to the active.
. From the talk to the walk; from lack to abundance
. From mediocrity to action;from meetings to ministry
. From the mechanical to the Spirit moving
. This is what the nation of Israel was about to do
. From the wilderness to the wonderful. They were about
to cross over the Jordan River into the promised land
. We need some, not traditional churches (existing,
making do, surviving, status quo)but some
transitional churches that will make a difference
and cross over for Christ.
. What will we need to do?
1.Don’t be DISTRACTED by the PAST (v.1-2a)
. Moses is dead!
. Phil. 3:12-16; 1 Peter 4:3
. One man said,"No matter how hard the past,you can
always begin again today".
2.Don’t be DEAF to His PROMPTINGS (v.2b)
. Arise and go!
3.Don’t DOUBT His PROMISES (v.3-4) Heb.10:38, 11:6
4.DEPEND on His PROTECTION (v.5a)
. Deut.7:24; 11:23
5.Be DIRECTED by His PRESENCE (v.5b,9c)
. With Moses - Exodus 3:12
. Never leave you - Deut.31:6-7; Matt.28:20
6. DESIRE His POWER (v.6a,7a,9a)
. Strong and courageous / Eph. 6:10-18
. Deut. 31:6a,7a
7.DELIGHT in His PRIZES (v.6b,8b)
. Genesis 12:7; 15:18-21; 17:8; 26:3; 28:13
. Inheritance, prosperity and good success!
. The blessings of God!
8.DO His PRINCIPLES (v.7b-8a)
. Observe all; keep
. Psalm 119:2,4,8,10-12,44-45,51,55,57,59-61
9. Do not be DISMAYED or PANIC (v.9b) Don’t fear