God’s promise – to bring blessing to all nations

Joshua 11:16-12:24 What is the spiritual value of this list of victories? Don't be sidetracked by the military aspect. This is not about Israel blowing its own trumpet. It is about giving glory to God. In Genesis 12:1-3, we have God's promise to bring blessing to all nations. Before Christ came as 'the Saviour of …

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Joshua 1:1-18:28; Luke 22:5-24:53; John 1:1-51; Proverbs 10:11-11:8; Psalms 50:1-53:6

Joshua 1:1-2:24; Luke 22:5-38; Proverbs 10:11-20 Israel’s entry into the promised land was a highly significant event in the history of God’s redemption. ‘The momentous event’ is the Return of our Lord Jesus Christ: “The Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory” (Luke 21:27). We must be ready for His …

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God has given us so much. How much are we giving ourselves to Him?

Joshua 18:1-19:51 'How long will you be slack to go in and take possession of the land, which the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you?' (18:3).  God has given us so much: 'His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness'. How much are we giving ourselves to …

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Come to the Saviour, receive his forgiveness, and begin a new life.

Judges 1:1-2:5; John 4:1-26; Proverbs 11:9-18 In John 4, we read about the overcoming of our enemies through the Gospel. “Jews do not associate with the Samaritans” (John 4:9). Jesus did associate with the Samaritan woman. The woman believed in Jesus. Many others believed in Him. By breaking down the barrier between Jews and Samaritans, Jesus …

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Called to worship – and equipped for battle …

Joshua 5:1-15 As you read about circumcision (2-7) and the Passover (10), think also of Paul's words in Romans 2:29 and 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 - 'real circumcision is a matter of the heart', 'Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us, therefore, celebrate the festival...with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth'. 'The Commander …

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From slavery in Egypt – to abundance in the promised land

Joshua 19:1-21:19; John 2:1-25; Psalm 54:1-7 What God did for His people, Israel, was very great. There is a striking contrast between their slavery in Egypt and their abundance in the promised land. God had multiplied His blessing upon them, just as Jesus did when He turned water into wine (John 2:1-11). If the blessing is …

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