The Book of Joshua
Strong & courageous: The book of joshua
The book of Joshua is the story of a God who keeps His promise. After delivering His people from slavery in Egypt and dealing with the faithlessness of that generation, the Lord now moves His people forward toward one ultimate goal—rest in the land of promise. This forceful depiction of the Kingdom of God breaking into the world is a vivid picture of all that Jesus accomplished in His life, death, and resurrection. It’s an invitation to follow His lead and find what cannot be found anywhere else—rest, peace, and freedom in a life of promise.
Joshua 24Strong & Courageous / Joshua 24Download MP3 (23963KB)
In this final sermon of the series we'll watch as the people of Israel gather with Joshua one last time. He'll call them to a moment of decision and warn them before sending them off to live their lives. In this chapter we'll be faced with the reality that the law we love will crush us if we try to live by it.
Joshua 23Strong & Courageous / Joshua 23Download MP3 (25461KB)
As we near the close of the book of Joshua, we will see that just as there is something threatening the possession and enjoyment of the Promised Land for the people of Israel, there is something threatening our participation and enjoyment of the life Jesus came to give us. We’ll examine three charges that Joshua gives in order that we would more fully engage in the promised inheritance God has for us.
Joshua 22Strong & Courageous / Joshua 22Download MP3 (25843KB)
Joshua 22 begins the fourth and final major section of the book. After entering the promised land, taking the land, and dividing the land the people turn their attention to living in the land. But the first obstacle they face is not what they had hoped for. In this sermon we'll be called as a church to step into the role we've been given as minsters of grace in each other's lives.
Joshua 21Strong & Courageous / Joshua 21Download MP3 (28615KB)
God has always given leaders to His people; to care for them, provoke them to godliness, and most importantly, to continually point them back to God. They are identified as “gifts” to the people of God. A key responsibility for every church today is to be looking for and calling out the next generation of leaders. What a joy to see young leaders stepping out to follow God's calling!
Joshua 20Strong & Courageous / Joshua 20Download MP3 (23672KB)
In this sermon we will look at how God's justice and mercy are on display through the cities of refuge, and examine how Jesus being our place of refuge presents a call and a challenge to the church today.
Joshua 13-19In Joshua chapters 13-19 we see the Israelites now "in the land" but not yet enjoying the "rest" they have longed for. Israel is an example to us that it is possible for the people of God to miss out on God's best. We can be "saved" but not "fully free." As such, we would be wise to take the admonitions of Hebrews 3:7-8 seriously: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion..."Download MP3 (26395KB)
Joshua 10-12Strong & Courageous / Joshua 10-12Download MP3 (24883KB)
This week’s sermon walks through Joshua 10, one of the most difficult chapters in the Bible, reminding us of the sovereignty of God, the severity of sin, the judgment that we deserve, and the offer of mercy that God extends to us only through Jesus. We will explore Genesis 15 and 18 in order to set the stage for looking at the events of Joshua 10-12, as we seek the light of the Gospel in the darkest of chapters.
Joshua 8:30-9:27Strong & Courageous / Joshua 8-9Download MP3 (23308KB)
After Joshua and the people deal with their own propensity for self-sabotage through confession and repentance the scene immediately shifts back to the enemies around them. But instead of a head on attack the battle requires the discernment of deception. How does the deception come? Why do the people lower their guard? And what does this mean for followers of Jesus with a very real enemy in this world?
Joshua 7:1-26Strong & Courageous / Joshua 7Download MP3 (22960KB)
Joshua chapter seven is the first time we see Israel suffer defeat since the handoff from Moses to Joshua. What happened to their divine defence? What was it that got in the way? And what can we, as Jesus followers today, learn about cultivating a life in the presence of God through it?
Joshua 6:1-27Strong & Courageous / Joshua 6Download MP3 (22970KB)
Joshua 6 records the battle Joshua and the people of God fought against Jericho. But a battle fought by faith, and in faith, and in obedience to the promises of God.
Joshua 5:1-15Strong & Courageous / Joshua 5Download MP3 (26376KB)
As we turn our attention to Joshua five we're going to be faced with several beautiful realities of the gospel. That those who come to Jesus no longer belong to themselves, that the God who leads us is a God of perfect provision, and that our worship in Spirit and truth is the way to dismantle strongholds and push back the darkness. As Jesus' people are marked more and more by these realities Jesus fame will spread through our city, province, country, and world!
Joshua 4:1-24Strong & Courageous / Joshua 4Download MP3 (26621KB)
In Joshua chapter 4 the people of God finally set foot in the Promised Land. In this message we dig deep into the call of God on them to memorialize this move across the Jordan and what the meaning and message is to us today.
Joshua 3:1-17Strong & Courageous / Joshua 3Download MP3 (25551KB)
After receiving an incredible report from the two spies Joshua had sent into the land, the people make their way to the Jordan river. But before they cross they're given specific instructions on how to follow the Lord into this new land. In this sermon we'll look at how the leading of Jesus works in our lives and how we can position ourselves to be lead by Him throughout our lives.
Joshua 2:1-24Strong & Courageous / Joshua 2Download MP3 (28664KB)
Before heading across the Jordan River as a nation Joshua sends two spies into the land. They immediately fail in their mission but God rushes to meet them anyway. Through a woman named Rehab they experience the provision, presence, and grace of their God.
Joshua 1:10-18Strong & Courageous / Joshua 1Download MP3 (27738KB)
After being commissioned by the Lord to lead with strength and courage Joshua finally steps into his new role. As he does we'll remind ourselves of the reasons behind his strength and courage. We'll notice the renewal that takes place under new leadership and watch as the people of Israel respond to all that's taken place so far.
Joshua 1:1-9Strong & Courageous / Joshua 1Download MP3 (27721KB)
We begin a new series on the book of Joshua. In this kick of message we consider who Joshua was and what God told him as he took over leadership of the Jewish people upon the death of Moses.