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Joshua 23 – The Dangerous Consequences of Sin

I have preached the truth a hundred times to others and a thousand times to myself: You can’t sin without consequence. That’s not the way God has structured his world. It’s not the way God has structured his people. For Christians, the ultimate consequences have been fully paid by Jesus Christ, but this does not […]

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Posted on: September 27, 2019 - 8:55AM

Joshua 20-21 – Jesus Is The Greater Refuge

The attempt to find in the cities of refuge a typical representation of the great salvation fails at every point but one. The safety that was found in the refuge corresponds to the safety that is found in Christ. But even in this point of view the city of refuge rather affords an illustration than […]

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Posted on: September 12, 2019 - 10:00PM

Joshua 13-19 – Looking Forward to Our Eternal Inheritance

As Christians, we must understand that God has prepared, before the foundation of the world, this life of rest in God. God has already prepared in Christ all we need to walk the Christian life but we must claim it by faith.   Let us suppose that you go to someone’s home and the host […]

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Posted on: September 5, 2019 - 10:09PM

Joshua 11:16 – 12:24 – Remembering the Faithfulness of God

Life can seem so ordinary so much of the time, can’t it? Nothing terribly significant seems to be happening. We are wrapped up in the details of our lives, important as they no doubt are. The days pass, the months, and then the years, but we are not conscious, or are hardly conscious, of the […]

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Posted on: August 30, 2019 - 11:33PM

Joshua 10:29 – 11:15 – Trusting In God Alone

The Bible is dotted with story after story of people who were called by God at certain times and for certain purposes, but who were scared to death to answer his call. Moses did everything he could to get out of going back to Egypt, confronting Pharaoh, and leading the children of Israel out. He […]

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Posted on: August 22, 2019 - 10:00PM

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