Joshua

Fighting For Unity

Key Text: Joshua 22:1-34

Unity is a treasure worth fighting for. But how we fight for it, and why we fight for it matters!

Psalm 133

Behold, how good and pleasant it is
    when brothers dwell in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head,
    running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
    running down on the collar of his robes!
It is like the dew of Hermon,
    which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,
    life forevermore.

Join us this week as we explore the fragile gift of Christian unity, and how we can contend well for it.

Resistance and Victory

Key Text: Joshua 9:1 — 12:24

As the dust settles after Jericho’s fall, and the tears dry after Achan’s sin. After the people once again humble themselves under God’s mighty hand and take the city of Ai, all the nations of Cana rise up to stand against the children of Israel.

How do we handle the reality that God’s promises don’t always come easily? Join us this week as we consider what God is teaching us through these battles of resistance that Joshua faces.

Promise Land Living

Key Text: Joshua 5:1-15

Aaron continues our series in Joshua with a challenge to view our discipleship through the lens of ‘bondage’, ‘wilderness’, and ‘promised land’. No longer in captivity, God’s people have wandered for 40 years, now they stand on the brink of the promise God has given. What would it require to enter? What would they need to cut away? What would they need to embrace?

The Promise Keeping God

Joshua Series Introduction

The book of Joshua, and particularly the character of Joshua, has often been used as a source of inspiration for many different purposes. Sermons have been preached, and books have been written, on a wide range of topics all drawn from these 24 chapters. Leadership, strategy, progress, courage, conflict resolution — among many others, are some of the topics you’ll find addressed by inspiration from this book. But though his name is used as the title, this book isn’t really about Joshua. Nor is it particularly about leadership, or courage — this book, like every other in the Bible, is primarily about God. In particular, the dominant theme of Joshua is that of a God who is faithful to his own word, and that he is a God who saves!

As a way of introduction, the following clip was played just prior to the sermon starting. This clip was written and produced by the creative team from The Bible Project.

Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Joshua, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In Joshua, after Moses' death, Joshua leads Israel and they settle in the promised land currently occupied by Canaanites.