Sermons on Studies in the Life of Joshua by Various Speakers - 8 Messages (2015)

Sermons on Studies in the Life of Joshua by Various Speakers - 8 Messages (2015)

Joshua – The Destruction of the Canaanites (26 min)

PART 8 – Dan Rudge preaches on the issue of the “moral dilemma” posed by Israel’s destruction of the Canaanites in the time of Joshua. How could a “God of love” have commanded such a thing? In a well-reasoned Biblical response, Dan highlights the holy character and long-suffering nature of God, and the sovereign way in which He visited judgment on the sins of the Canaanites, but also later visited the same judgment on Israel when they sinned in like…

Joshua – Conquering the Land (25 min)

PART 7 – Josh Jacob preaches on the three major phases of Israel’s conquest of Canaan. The destruction of Jericho – a picture of overcoming the world. The 5 southern Kings who were put in a cave – a picture of overcoming the flesh. The northern alliance under Jabin – a picture of overcoming the devil. These are the Christian’s three enemies and scriptural strategies for overcoming them are outlined in this message (Message preached 12th Apr 2015)

Joshua – The Treaty with the Gibeonites (27 min)

PART 6 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the disastrous treaty Joshua signed with the deceptive Gibeonites. He challenges his audience in the areas of business, personal relationships and assembly associations, not to enter into “binding human contracts” with the world. Pragmatism may suggest reasons for compromise, but marrying an unbeliever, or partnering in business with one, or joining “Churches Together”, are all leagues with the world that will bring disaster (Message preached 29th Mar 2015)

Joshua – Jericho a Picture of the World (25 min)

PART 5 – Michael Penfold preaches on pictures of the “world system” in the Bible. Egypt, a world of slavery that wants to dominate us; Babylon, a world of idolatry that wants to deceive us; Sodom, a world of immorality that wants to defile us; and Jericho, a world of hostility that wants to defeat us. Achan fell for Jericho’s fare. Like Eve, Lot, David and others, he saw something beautiful, desired it and took it…to his ruin (Message preached 22nd Mar…

Joshua – Conquest of Jericho (26 min)

PART 4 – Joshua Jacob preaches on the conquest of Jericho and the salvation of Rahab. Rahab’s deliverance is a unique example of the grace and mercy of God to sinners. The scarlet thread, the promise of the spies and the blowing of the trumpets are all given a gospel application. Some interesting footnotes about Jericho and archaeology are included in this message (Message preached 8th Mar 2015)

Joshua – Crossing the Jordan (23 min)

PART 3 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the crossing of the Jordan by the 12 tribes of Israel and draws spiritual lessons from the placement of the two piles of 12 stones, the national circumcision at Gilgal, the keeping of the Passover and the eating of the “old corn of the land”. These Old Testament types are then linked to the teaching of Colossians Ch 2 (Message preached 1st Mar 2015)

Joshua – One of the Few that were Saved (28 min)

PART 2 – Michael Penfold preaches on Joshua as a picture of the sinner who believes the gospel and proves the genuineness of his faith when the “big test” comes. All profession of faith is tested. For Joshua it was the giant enemies in the land of Canaan. For us it might be the temptations of University life, or persecution, or some other of the trials and crises of life. “Take heed…lest there be in any of you an evil…

Joshua – His Call and Character (26 min)

PART 1 – Josh Jacob introduces the character of Joshua, the successor of Moses, who led the children of Israel into their inheritance. A slave in Egypt, a servant to Moses, a spy searching out the land and a soldier in battle. From various aspects of Joshua’s life and labour we learn practical lessons about leadership and the passing of the torch to the next generation. (Message preached 8th Feb 2015)