God’s Covenant – Our Response

Joshua, Sermon Preparation

November 23, 2014 – Morning Worship

MondayJoshua 24 (esp. vss 14-28)

Read Joshua 24. What are the lessons and applications for us?

TuesdayJoshua 24:14-28; Romans 12

How are Joshua 24:14-28 and Romans 12 alike? They both have a “therefore”, which tells us what? What is the application to your life?

WednesdayJoshua 24:14b-15, 23; Exodus 20:3-4; Numbers 25:1-5; Matthew 6:24; 10:334-39; John 14:6; Acts 4:12

What do these passages teach us about the commitment God demands in His people? How does that affect your everyday life?

ThursdayPsalm 105; Isaiah 44:9-28; John 6:66-69; 14:7-14

How do these passages show us that to believe, obey and faithfully follow the Lord is the only logical response to God’s faithful- ness to His covenantal promises? Some argue that faith is not logical, it’s spiritual. What do you think?

FridayJoshua 24:16-24; Judges 2:11-15; Jeremiah 2; Matthew 26:30- 35; 69-75

In Joshua 24:19-20 Joshua’s response to Israel’s profession of faith (vs. 18) seems surprising, inappropriate and maybe even rude. Why do you think he said that? How might is apply to our commitment to Christ?

SaturdayGenesis 31:43-53; Joshua 24:25-28; Isaiah 1:2; Micah 6:2; Hebrews 4:13

Notice the need for “witnesses” in these passages (i.e. heavens, earth, mountains, stones). Why? How does this apply to us in Christ’s church?

Covenant Renewal at Shechem

Joshua, Sermon Preparation

October 26, 2014 – Morning Worship

MondayJoshua 24:1-13

Read the passage in Joshua. What are the lessons and applications for us?

TuesdayJoshua 24:1-13; Acts 9:1-22

Read these passages and pick out the examples of “amazing grace.” What are some examples from your life?

WednesdayJoshua 24:3-5; Genesis 15:12-15; Exodus 12:33-42; Luke 18:1-8

What do these passages tell us about the pace of God as He fulfills His promises for His people? What can you learn from this for your life?

ThursdayJoshua 24:4; Exodus 14; Hebrews 11 (esp. vss. 32-28)

How do these passages remind us that God works in mysterious ways? What are some examples from your life?

FridayJoshua 24:5-13; Psalm 44:1-8; 121:2; Jonah 2:9; II Corinthians 4:7

What do these passages teach us about the power of God? What effect should that have upon your daily life?

SaturdayJoshua 24:7,13; Deuteronomy 8; I Kings 17:1-7; Matthew 6:25 -34

“And you lived in the wilderness a long time”, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” (Joshua 1:5; 24:7b) The Lord promises to always be with us and take care of our needs. Do you believe that? If you do, how does your life show it?

Stay Alert

Joshua, Sermon Preparation

October 19, 2014 – Morning Worship

MondayJoshua 23

Read Joshua 23. What are the lessons for the Church of today? For you?

TuesdayJoshua 23; Matthew 24:36-51

Read these two portions of scripture. Are they teaching the same basic idea? What is it? What is the application for your life?

WednesdayJoshua 23:1-8; Judges 2:8-23; Deuteronomy 6; Psalm 78:1-8

Read all these passages first. Joshua’s about to die: he wants Israel and its leaders to know and do something. What is it? Why? Did they do it? Did it work? What’s the best plan?

ThursdayJoshua 23:3-5; Exodus 23:20-33; Psalm 105; Matthew 28:16- 20

As the Israelites go out to conquer the rest of the Promised Land, Joshua encourages them to go with confidence. Why? What’s the application to your daily life? To the church?

FridayJoshua 23:6-13; 1:7-8; Deuteronomy 4:1-24; I John 2:1-6; 5:1 -5

These passages stress the importance of obedience to the word of God. We are to be “careful”, or “take care”, or “be dili- gent”, etc. to remember and obey the word of God. What’s the application for you?

SaturdayJoshua 23:14-16; Deuteronomy 28:58-68; Matthew 25:31-46

The word of God is very clear that the judgment of God is real and is coming in the future. Has the church made this clear today? Have you? Should you?

The Altar of Witness

Joshua, Sermon Preparation

October 12, 2014 – Morning Worship

MondayJoshua 22

Read Joshua 22. What are the lessons for the Church of Christ? For you?

TuesdayJoshua 22:5,16,18–19;25,29,31; Deuteronomy 4:32–40; Romans 12:1–20

Read these verses in Joshua 22. What is the main theme of this chapter? What’s the application to you?

WednesdayJoshua 22:1–8; Revelation 2–3

In Joshua 22:1–8 Joshua offers commendations and commands. What are they? Which comes first? Does it matter? Apply this to your daily life.

ThursdayJoshua 22:9–20; Deuteronomy 12:1–28; John 4:21–24

Why were the people of Israel (i.e. the Western tribes) so upset about the Eastern tribes building the Altar of Witness? Was their reaction commendable or not? How can we apply this to the church of today?

FridayJoshua 22:21–29; Genesis 18:19; Deuteronomy 6:1–15; Psalm 78:1–8; Ephesians 6:4

The Eastern tribes have a totally different perspective of their altar building. What is it? Was it commendable or not? How can we apply this perspective to the church of today?

SaturdayJoshua 22:30–34; Numbers 11:26–30; Mark 9:38–41; Philippians 1:12–18

Joshua 22:30–34 seems to be a “satisfying resolution” to the Altar of Witness controversy. Do you agree? What have you learned from this?