The Story Finding Your Story in God’s Story “The Battle Begins”
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The StoryFinding Your Story in Gods Story
The Battle Begins
Series 1 - God Forms His PeopleReview Chapter 6
Series 1 - God Forms His People
I. Making God Known Time to possess the land Joshua 1:2 The time has comeTime of wandering complete Numbers 14:34 (NLT) 34 Because your men explored the land for forty days, you must wander in the wilderness for forty yearsa year for each day, suffering the consequences of your sins. Then you will discover what it is like to have me for an enemy.
Time of judgment on the nations Genesis 15:16 (NLT) 16 After four generations your descendants will return here to this land, for the sins of the Amorites do not yet warrant their destruction. Lead these people to possess the Land
A faith-filled redemption Rahab the prostitute Joshua 2
Hid the spiesFear of the Lord we have heard
Hebrews 11:31 (NLT) 31 It was by faith that Rahab the prostitute was not destroyed with the people in her city who refused to obey God. For she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.Salvation among a nation being judged by God
Among the linage of Jesus Matthew 1:5 (NLT) 5 Salmon was the father of Boaz (whose mother was Rahab). Boaz was the father of Obed (whose mother was Ruth). Obed was the father of Jesse. Jesse was the father of King David.God revealing himself a blessing to all nations
Another water crossing Joshua 3Joshua 3:9-13You will know God is among youHe will drive out the peopleJoshua 5:1 (NLT) 1 When all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings who lived along the Mediterranean coast heard how the LORD had dried up the Jordan River so the people of Israel could cross, they lost heart and were paralyzed with fear because of them.
The Conquest of Jericho Joshua 6
Instructions from the Lord Commander of the Lords ArmyBattle strategyThings separated for the Lords treasury
The Conquest of Jericho Joshua 6His reputation spread - Joshua 6:27 (NLT) 27 So the LORD was with Joshua, and his reputation spread throughout the land.
Eventual conquest of Ai Joshua 7-8
Deception from lack of consultation Joshua 9:14-15Gibeonites peace treaty
Defeating the Armies Joshua 10-12The day the sun stood still
Supernatural victories Surely the Lord fought for Israel that day.
Defeating the southern armiesDefeating the northern armies
Distribution of lands Joshua 13-22II. A Covenant Renewed
Joshua 23-24The choice is yours
Adam and Eve
Moses Deuteronomy 28-30
Joshua 24This is what I have done for youThis is how I want you to respondChose today whom you will serveUpper Story God making his identity known through his peopleLesson on who His People are RahabHow are you and we as a church making God known in our schools, businesses, recreation and service to the needy?
Lower Story what are you doing with the dedicated things?Tithes and offeringsTalents given to do business till the master returns