Route 66 Understanding Joshua Dr. Stephen Rummage, Senior Pastor Bell Shoals Baptist Church March 2, 2016 Israel in the Historical Books 1. They came into the land. 2. They lived in the land. 3. They were taken out of the land. 4. They went back to the land. Joshua 1:3 (ESV) Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. I. Entering the Land (Joshua 1:1-5:12) II. Conquering the Land (Joshua 5:13-12:24) III. Possessing the Land (Joshua 13-24) Deal, or No Deal? Joshua 24:14-15 Joshua 24:14 (ESV) “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 (ESV) And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” 1. Fearing Joshua 24:14 (ESV) Now therefore fear the Lord. . . Psalm 25:14 (ESV) The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear Him, and He makes known to them His covenant. 2. Forsaking Joshua 24:14 (ESV) … Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt …
Joshua 24:15 (ESV) … whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell… Leviticus 17:7 (ESV) So they shall no more sacrifice their sacrifices to goat demons, after whom they whore. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations. Deuteronomy 32:16 (ESV) They stirred Him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked Him to anger. Deuteronomy 32:17 (ESV) They sacrificed to demons that were no gods, to gods they had never known, to new gods that had come recently, whom your fathers had never dreaded. Joshua 24:19 (ESV) But Joshua said to the people, “You are not able to serve the Lord, for He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions or your sins. 3. Following Joshua 24:14 (ESV) … serve Him in sincerity and in faithfulness… serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 (ESV) And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, … But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Understanding Joshua Meaning: Hebrew - "the Lord is Salvation" Author: Joshua Audience: The People of Israel Date of Writing: 1400-1370BC Theme: Possessing God's promises through obedient faith. Key Verses: Joshua 24:14-15 Structure of Joshua I. Entering the Land Joshua 1:1-5:12 A. Preparation of the People (1:1-2:24 B. Passage of the People (3:1-4:24) C. Purification of the people (5:1-12) II.
Conquering the Land Joshua 5:13-12:24 A. The Central Campaign (5:13-9:27) B. The Southern Campaign (10:1-43) C. The Northern Campaign (11:1-12:24)
Possessing the Land Joshua 13-24 A. B. C. D.
The Borders of the Tribes (13:1-19:51 The Cities of Refuge (20:1-9) The Cities of the Levites (21:1-45) Last Acts and Words of Joshua (22:1-24:33)
Key Events Crossing Jordan (Joshua 3-4) Fall of Jericho (Joshua 6) Failure of Achan (Joshua 7)
Defeat at Ai (Joshua 7) Deceit of Gibeonites (Joshua 9) Sun stands still (Joshua 10)
Tribe of Israel 1. Reuben 2. Simeon 3. Levi 4. Judah 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
Dan Naphtali Gad Asher Issachar Zebulun Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh) 12. Benjamin
Aaron, Moses, Eli, Ezra, John the Baptist Caleb, David, Solomon, Isaiah (?), Jesus Christ Samson Barak, Elijah (?) Anna
Joshua, Gideon, Samuel Saul, Esther, Saul of Tarsus (Paul)