mp3 – Delivered on July 20, 2014 by Michael Coleman for morning worship
July 20, 2014 – Morning Worship
Monday – Joshua 11:16–23; Acts 14:24–28
Here’s the summary of the conquest of the Promised Land by Joshua and Israel. Any lessons for us?
“Joshua made war a long time.” It only takes a few minutes to read Joshua 10 and 11 while the actual conquest “took a long time.” How should that affect our daily lives? Our application of scripture?
Joshua and Israel should not have been surprised that the conquest took a long time. Why? Application for us? For you?
God hardened Pharaoh’s and the kings’ hearts (Joshua 11:20). Why? Is it just? Fair? Application for us?
In Romans 1:24,26,28 it says that “God gave them up.” Why did he give them up? How does that apply to us as Christians?
In Joshua 11:21–23 the writer makes a point that there was no Anakim left. Why was that important? What lesson should Israel take from the destruction of the Anakim? What is the lesson for us?
July 6, 2014 – Morning Worship
Monday – Joshua 11
Read Joshua 11: what are the lessons for us in Christ’s church?
In Joshua 11:1-5 we see a lot of space given to a listing of Israel’s opposition. What might we learn from that?
Here we see God’s Sovereignty and omnipotence (I will give over all of them) and the energetic action of Joshua and his warriors (they came suddenly upon them, hamstrung the horses and burned the chariots). How do those two fit together? How do they apply to you?
Why would God have Israel hamstring the horses and burn the chariots? They certainly could have used them in the conquest. Application to you?
We see here in Joshua a model of a servant of God. Look through these passages: what’s the main thing that God’s servant should do?
Above all things, what must we never forget? How does this apply in your daily life?
Monday – Joshua 10
Read through Josh.10. What are the lessons and applications you see there for us as Christians?
Our God is a “warrior God,” a “man of war” – what does that mean for us? For the world?
See, in these passages, the interaction of God’s sovereignty and man’s activity. How does that mysterious and paradoxical truth affect your daily life?
What do these passages teach us about prayer? about God? Application to your prayer life?
Ralph Davis refers to Joshua 10:24,25 as “loosely speaking, sacrament” [i.e. – a visible expression of God’s invisible grace, a visible encouragement] for the people of God. How do God’s visible signs encourage you?
Joshua and Israel are now experiencing a lot of success in their southern campaign. What’s the key to their success? Does it also apply to our success as Christ’s church?
June 15, 2014 – Morning Worship
Monday – Joshua 8
Read through Joshua 8 and consider the lessons for us.
Notice God’s sovereign guidance, reassurance and help for Israel in these passages. How does this apply to us today in Christ’s church?
Wednesday – Joshua 7; Psalm 66:18; Isaiah 1:1–20
Read Joshua 7 again. What had to happen first before the victory over Ai in Joshua 8 could happen? What does that teach us?
Our God is gracious and generous, abundantly meeting His people’s needs. So how does Satan get Adam, Eve and Achan to sin?
Why doesn’t He just overlook and ignore our sin? Does God overlook the sins of Christians?
Why do you think the covenant renewal ceremony was observed at this time? (Joshua 8:30–35) Does it fit here? Why or why not? What is the lesson in these passages for Israel? For us?