Category Archives: Joshua

Strong and Courageous

When Moses prepares to hand over the leadership of Israel to Joshua, the theme of his encouragement and God’s inspiration for Israel is be strong and courageous.  Joshua’s courage was based in God’s presence and promise.  Who is the source … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan and Joshua 24

“Choose for yourselves today whom you will serve…”  It was on the wall at a training event I was at yesterday.  I kept glancing over at it and now I have Bob Dylan in my head.  “You’re going to have … Continue reading

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We Will Serve The Lord

When Joshua challenges the people of Israel to serve God only and to throw away the foreign gods and worldliness they were practicing, he points back to God’s faithfulness to them as proof of his love for them and show … Continue reading

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Firstfruit Leader

The lesson of Joshua 24:15 is that the leader needs to be the firstfruit of service to God.  The leader should serve first.  With a clear example set for the rest of the people.  For the family, for the workers, … Continue reading

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Faithful In The Rest

When Joshua brought the leaders of Israel together at Shechem he renewed their commitment to follow God.   After many years of rest and peace in the promised land, infidelity was creeping in.  Good thing that never happens to us in … Continue reading

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I’ve Got The Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy

Last Sunday we heard about the second fruit of the Spirit, which is joy.  Pastor Brent challenged us that if we have no joy we must not be connected to Jesus.  And I went home pondering how joy is rooted … Continue reading

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Balancing Salt and Light

The Israelites were commanded to keep themselves pure and not integrate with the cultures around them in the promised land.  Joshua warned them that they would perish in the land if they turned away from God in this way.  So … Continue reading

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