This sermon outlines the book of Joshua and then focuses on the seven inescapable concepts of servanthood, eschatology, dominion, antithesis or boundaries, the presence of God, covenantal inheritance, infallibility or authority.
This sermon continues to dig into the remarkable characteristics of the people of faith who crossed the Jordan. Faith in God leads to faithfulness. Joshua 4:10-14 gives us a great picture of what faithfulness looks like.
Many people, including many Christians, are scandalized by God's judgment on Jericho. This sermon answers objections and shows how we must not be ashamed of any part of God's Word. Instead of being embarrassed by God's judgments, we should rejoice in them and in His salvation.
Where the previous sermon dealt with the grace needed for a Christian nation, and the next sermon we will look at the essential foundations of a Christian nation, this sermon will examine the various agents of a Christian nation.
God's enemies can't escape His judgments. Christians should never slacken in spritiual warfare against the world, the flesh, and the devil. Each of us has only two choices. Bear God's curse yourself forever in hell. Or believe in Jesus to bear God's curse for you and give you eternal life.
Joshua and the Israelites faced overwhelming odds from the Northern Canaanite coalition army with fearsome iron chariots. But they didn't look at the odds. They looked to the Lord and overcame the enemy in His strength. We are to do the same in our spiritual warfare with the world, the flesh, and the devil.
This passage highlights God's right to extend mercy or withhold mercy; to soften or to harden human hearts. It explains what happens when He withdraws His restraining hand. God is sovereign over all and men are responsible.