Title: Joshua, You’re Up
Scripture: Joshua 1
Church: Family of God Fellowship
Date: September 7, 2014
I. Joshua’s Background.
....1. He grew up in Egypt, in slavery.
....2. He witnessed the 10 plagues.
....3. He was in the exodus.
....1. He was half way up the mountain when Israel rebelled against the Lord (golden calf).
....2. He was in the tent of meeting with Moses.
....3. He was one of the twelve spies.
..C. Now Moses is dead.
....1. Man selected by God to serve Him.
....2. Joshua, it is your turn to lead.
....3. He is about 60 years old.
II. Joshua’s Promises.
..A. No one will stand against you. V.5
..B. The Lord will be with you. V.5
..C. The Lord lays out the promise of the land. Vv.3-4
..D. All of this is dependent upon Joshua hearing and obeying God’s call and fulfilling his commission.
III. Joshua’s Call and Commission.
..A. Joshua is called to lead Israel. V.6
..B. He is instructed to obey the Lord faithfully. V.7
..C. He must not depart from the Book of the Law. V.8
....1. Meditate on it day and night.
....2. Do everything written in it.
......a. Includes how to live for the Lord.
......b. Includes how to govern the nation.
..D. He is encouraged to not be terrified or discouraged. V.9
IV. What About Us?
..A. What is your story?
..B. Do you know the promises God has given to you as His child?
..C. Do you understand your call and commission?
..D. Are you willing to live a life that is surrendered to God?