Promises To Count On

This morning we begin a new sermon series in the book of Joshua. Joshua begins where Deuteronomy ends, with the death of Moses. And although Moses has died, God's promises live on. God chooses Joshua to lead Israel into the promise land and take possession of it. And in giving them this land, God fulfills his covenant promise to Abraham and blesses Israel with rest on all sides. Even though this rest will eventually be spoiled by their sin, the book of Joshua points us to another 'Yeshua' who leads his people into eternal rest.

  1. When you think of Joshua or the book about him what comes to mind?
  2. What are the challenges for you of reading a book like Joshua?
  3. Why was it important for Joshua to hold fast to and obey God’s Word?
  4. How important is it to you to cling to the Word? Is it vital for you? Or peripheral?
  5. In what ways has God reassured you of his presence and that He will never leave you or forsake you?
  6. How did the tribes of Reuben, Gad and the ½ tribe of Manasseh encourage Israel? How can you be an encouragement to the body? How can you work towards producing unity in the body?
  7. Where do you see connections to the gospel and Christ here in chapter one?
  8. What promises of God have you clung to in difficult times? In the midst of something that felt impossible.