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Faith in the Promises of God

November 20, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

Faith in the Promises of God – Joshua 14:6-15



1)      Caleb’s devotion – vv6-8

2)      God’s promise – v9

3)      God’s faithfulness – vv10-11

4)      Caleb’s confidence – vv12-14


Digging Deeper:

  • How was Caleb’s faith demonstrated:  …when he was young and sent by Moses as a spy?  …during the 45 years since?  …here in v12?  
  • Has your devotion to Christ ever caused you to be shunned?  What sustained you during the time?
  • How is faith in the promises of God demonstrated in the Christian’s life?
  • Where is God calling you to have a courageous faith?

Other passages to consider:

Num 13:30; 14:6-10; Deut 1:36; Josh 15:13-14; 2 Cor 1:20; 7:1; Eph 3:6; 2 Tim 4:16-17; Heb 10:23; 10:36; 2 Pet 1:3-11. 

Promised Inheritance

November 11, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

Promised Inheritance – Joshua 13-19








Digging Deeper:

-How does listing the cities and borders demonstrate the fulfillment of God’s covenant promises?

-What is the Christian’s inheritance?  How did we receive it?  How is the Holy Spirit a down payment?

-How can we already be enjoying our inheritance?

Other passages to consider:

Gen 12:1-3; 15:13-21; Ps 16; 73:25-26; 142:5; Lam 3:24; Eph 1:11-14; 3:14-19; Heb 11:10; 1 Pet 1:3-5; Rev 21:1-22:5.

The Power and Faithfulness of God

November 05, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

The Power and Faithfulness of God – Joshua 11-12



1)      Observing God’s Power and Faithfulness



2)      Living in Light of God’s Power and Faithfulness



Digging Deeper:

  • How is God’s power and faithfulness displayed through the Gospel?  How will these qualities of God be seen at Christ’s return?
  • What fears challenge your trust in the Lord?  How do these fears get in the way of you moving forward in your walk with Christ?
  • What examples do you see of God’s power and faithfulness in your life?  How can you call them to mind throughout your days?

Other passages to consider:

Gen 15:16; Ex 23:29-30; 34:11-16; Num 33:51-54; Dt 20:16-18; Ps 121:2; Lam 3:22-24; Heb 3:7-8; 10:36; 2 Tim 1:7; Rev 11:15. 

The Lord fights for His people

October 22, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

The Lord fights for His people-Joshua 10 










Digging Deeper:

  • How does the Lord fight for His people today?
  • Are you amazed when God answers your prayers?  If so, why?
  • How does King Jesus treat anyone who comes to Him for mercy?  At the end, what will Jesus do to His enemies?


Other Passages to Consider:

Gen 15:16; Deut 10:14; Josh 1:5-9; Ps 18; 24; 33:6; Acts 2:36-41; 1 Cor 15:24-26; Com 1:13-14; 2:14-15; Heb 10:12-13; Rev 19:11-16. 



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Sin's deceit & God's power

October 15, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

Sin’s deceit & God’s power – Joshua 9



1)                                                                                                             -vv3-13



2)                                                                                                            -vv14-21



3)                                                                                                           -vv22-27



Digging Deeper:

  • How does Satan use deception to steal, kill, and destroy?
  • When are you most tempted to handle things yourself rather than seeking wisdom or prayer?
  • How do we see God’s purposes prevail even in the face of sin and opposition?


Other passages to consider:

Deut 7:1-4; 20:10-20; Ps 119:105; Prov 3:5-6; Acts 4:24-28; Rom 8:28-29;  2 Cor 11:3,14; Eph 6:10-18; Jam 1:5; 1 Pet 5:8.

God's Blessing or Curse?

September 30, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

God’s Blessing or Curse?- Joshua 8




1)      _________________________ of God’s blessing – vv1-18


2)      _________________________ of God’s curse – vv19-29


3)      ________________________ of God’s curse or blessing – vv30-35


4)      ___________________ from God’s curse & ________________ of God’s blessing – Gal 3:13-14


Digging Deeper:

  • Why did God need to assure Joshua in v1?
  • Under the Old Covenant, what determined if Israel was blessed or cursed?  How is that different for people in the New Covenant?
  • How does the saying “cursed is any one hanging on a tree” relate to the death of Christ?  How did Jesus secure God’s blessing for all united to Him in faith?

Other passages to consider:

Gen 12:6-7; Lev 18:24-25; Deut 9:4-5; 11:29-32; 27:1-4; Matt 27:45-50; Rom 5:6-11; Gal 3:13-14; Eph 1:3; 1 Th 5:9-10.

Take Sin Seriously

September 24, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

Take sin seriously – Joshua 7



1)      ________ of Israel’s sin – v1a


2)      ________ of Israel’s sin – v1b-9


3)      ________ of Israel’s sin – vv10-12


4)      ________ of Israel’s sin – vv13-26


Digging Deeper:

  • What does Joshua 7 teach you about sin and God?
  • No one sins in isolation.  How might your sin affect others?
  • As God reveals sin in our lives, what should we do?

Other passages to consider:

Gen 3:6-8; Deut 7:25-26; Hos 2:14-15; Amos 3:1-2; Acts 5:1-11; Rom 5:9; 1 Cor 5:1-13; Phil 2:14-15; Col 3:5-11; 1 Thes 1:10; 1 Pet 2:24; 1 Jn 2:15-17.

Faith in God’s Powerful Promise

September 16, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

Faith in God’s Powerful Promise- Joshua 6 













Digging Deeper:

  • Why does God often use weak or untraditional ways to accomplish His purposes?
  • What examples of faith do we see in this chapter?  How is that faith demonstrated to be real?  What is the result of these displays of faith?
  • In what way(s) is God calling you to obey Him in faith?


Other passages to consider:

Gen 15:16; Lev 18:24-25; 27:28; Deut 7:1-5; 20:16-18; 2 Cor 10:3-5; Eph 6:10-18; Heb 11:30-31; Jam 2:14-17.


Renewing their Relationship with God 

September 10, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

Renewing their Relationship with God -Joshua 5



Before starting the conquest, Israel must recognize they are…










Digging Deeper:

  • How are the four descriptions of Israel from the sermon outline true of believers under the New Covenant?
  • What impact might this encounter with the commander of the Lord’s Army have on Joshua moving forward?
  • Describe the blessings and responsibilities that come from having a relationship with God.  How can you remember these blessings and seek God’s help in living as a child of God?

Other passages to consider:

Gen 17:10-14; Ex 3:2-6; 12; Eph 1:7; 4:30; Col 2:6-15; Titus 2:13-14; 1 Pet 2:9-10. 

Remember what God has done

September 03, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

 Remember what God has done- Joshua 3:1-5:1









DIgging Deeper:

  • How did the crossing of the Jordan affect Israel?  What impact did it have on the Canaanite nations?
  • Why was it important for Israel to remember what God did for them at the Jordan River?
  • What can we do to remember what God has done for us in Christ?


Other passages to consider:


Ex 25:10-22; Num 10:33-36; Ps 103:2; Luke 22:19; Heb 13:5; 2 Pet 1:12-15.




The Reach of God’s Sovereign Grace

August 26, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

 The Reach of God’s Sovereign Grace – Joshua 2




Rahab’s Deception – vv1-7



Rahab’s Faith – vv8-24


                _______________ of her faith – vv8-14



                _____________ of her faith – vv15-21



                _____________ of her faith – vv22-24


Digging Deeper:

-What are the components of true, biblical faith?  How does Rahab demonstrate true faith?

-How is Rahab’s conversion a partial fulfillment of the promise made in God’s covenant with Abraham?  What else is special about Rahab? (think Jesus!)

-How does the account of Rahab encourage you as you follow Christ?


Other passages to consider:

Gen 12:1-3; Ex 14; 15:13-16; Num 13:25-32; 21:21-35; Deut 4:35,39; 7:9; 10:17; Matt 1:5; 1 Cor 5:7; Col 1:5-6; Heb 11:31; Jam 2:25-26.


Commissioned by God

August 19, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

Commissioned by God – Joshua 1





1)      The surety of God’s __________


2)      The confidence from God’s _________


3)      The centrality of God’s ______


4)      The partnership of God’s _________



Digging Deeper:

  • How did the participation of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half-tribe of Manasseh encourage all of Israel?
  • How does the centrality of God’s word make a difference in your life?
  • How has the assurance of God’s presence given you confidence in your walk with Christ?
  • What promises of God encourage you during difficult times?

Other passages to consider:

Gen 12:6-7; 15:7; 17:8; Ex 3:12-15; 33:12-16; Num 32:6-15; Ps 19:7-14; Matt 28:18-20; Rom 8:31-38; Heb 13:5-6; 1 Pet 1:22-2:3.


God Prepares Joshua

August 12, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

God Prepares Joshua –Several passages  in Exodus, Numbers, & Deuteronomy



Joshua’s Training:




Joshua’s Faith:




Joshua’s Commission:



Digging Deeper:

-What truths about God were made clear to Joshua as he served under Moses?

-What did Joshua learn about leading people throughout his apprenticeship with Moses?

-What truths has God taught you in your life?  What might He be preparing you to do with these truths and experiences?


Other passages to consider:

Ex 17:8-16; 24:12-18; 32:15-33:23; Num 11:28; 13-14; Deut 1:38; 3:21,28; 31:1-23; 34:9. 

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