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Joshua 10 – God Works Victory For His People

Such is the way in which Christians also must obtain deliverance. If they attempt to resist their enemies in their own strength, they will infallibly be vanquished: but if they betake themselves to prayer, they cannot but succeed. Prayer calls Omnipotence to their aid: and while it is yet offering, God will both heat and […]

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Posted on: August 15, 2019 - 10:00PM

Joshua 9 – The Grace of God to the Deceitful and Disobedient

It is thought by most commentators that the league made with Gibeon was typical of the admission of the Gentiles into the Christian Church: but without insisting upon that, we may justly deduce from it the following instructions:   1. That we ought without delay to seek the salvation of our souls   [The Gibeonites […]

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Posted on: August 8, 2019 - 10:00PM

Joshua 8 – God’s Marvelous Grace to Forgiven Sinners

When God brings Israel back to Canaan to take possession of it, after being gone for 400 years in Egypt and 40 years in the wilderness, the first city they come to is Jericho. There God promises that he will give them victory: “See, I have given Jericho into your hand” (Joshua 6:2).   But […]

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Posted on: August 1, 2019 - 10:00PM

Joshua 7 – The Danger of Hidden Sin

The Israelite army, led by Joshua, had conquered the stronghold of Jericho, but before they had even left the premises Achan spied some forbidden objects – an expensive Babylonish garment, some silver, and some gold. Those items, referred to as “accursed,” were absolutely off-limits. God had expressly commanded that Joshua and his soldiers were not […]

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Posted on: July 25, 2019 - 10:00PM

Joshua 5:13-6:27 – The Gospel According To The Crumbling Walls of Jericho

This Sunday morning we have the opportunity to open our Bibles to the account of the Battle of Jericho where God caused the walls of the city to collapse such that the Israelites might enter in and take possession of the land which God had promised them, and for many of us this is a […]

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Posted on: July 18, 2019 - 10:00PM

Joshua 5:1-12 – God’s Grace to Give Us Rest Ultimately in Christ

Joshua’s rest was not the ultimate rest. Even though Joshua brought the children of Israel into the land of Canaan, that was not the ultimate rest which God had prepared for His people. Israel had a tendency toward satisfaction once they were in the land. They were satisfied with the land, and they took it […]

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Posted on: July 11, 2019 - 10:00PM

Joshua 3-4 – Remembering the Faithfulness of God so that the Nations Will Know

“That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord that it is mighty: that ye might fear the Lord your God for ever” (v. 24). God’s miraculous deliverances of His own people have a message for all the world, and when He is pleased to sanctify the same unto the […]

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Posted on: July 4, 2019 - 10:16PM

Joshua 2 – A Faithful God Makes Faithful Promises

When we think of the book of Joshua, our first thoughts probably settle on the battles and conquests recorded throughout the book. Perhaps we think of the power of God seen in the miraculous crossing of the Jordan River and in the miraculous defeat of the city of Jericho. Perhaps we think of the sin […]

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Posted on: June 27, 2019 - 10:00PM

Joshua 1:10-18 – Trusting in God As You Prepare

How many there are whose life is a battle God knowest, O Father of all living! They wonder why they should exist; all things are hard to them: the night is dark, every road is difficult of passage, every door is shut, every man is a foe. They wonder and can hardly pray; they are […]

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Posted on: June 21, 2019 - 6:22PM

Joshua 1:1-9 – The Right Source of Success

They were standing on the borders of the land that God had promised them. It stretched out with beauty before their eyes. They had sent explorers into the land to check it out. The report came back that is was rich and lush, producing sweet and succulent fruit. But the children of Israel were not […]

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Posted on: June 13, 2019 - 10:00PM