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Rescued from a Curse(r)

October 18th, 2015 · No Comments

Joshua 24:9-10 (New Living Translation) 9 Then Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, started a war against Israel. He summoned Balaam son of Beor to curse you, 10 but I would not listen to him. Instead, I made Balaam bless you, and so I rescued you from Balak. Note how God rescued his people […]

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The LORD Your God is the Supremre God

August 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Joshua 2:8-11 (New Living Translation) 8 Before the spies went to sleep that night, Rahab went up on the roof to talk with them. 9 “I know the Lord has given you this land,” she told them. “We are all afraid of you. Everyone in the land is living in terror. 10 For we have heard […]

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The Stone Heard

July 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Joshua 24:27 (New English Translation) Joshua said to all the people, “Look, this stone will be a witness against you, for it has heard everything the LORD said to us. It will be a witness against you if you deny your God.” Joshua tells the people that the stone heard what the LORD said. The […]

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Gods from the Distant Past

December 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Joshua 24:14-15 (New International Version 2011) 14 “Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. 15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, […]

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Casting Lots for Land

April 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Joshua 18:3-7 (New International Version 2011) 3 So Joshua said to the Israelites: “How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your ancestors, has given you? 4 Appoint three men from each tribe. I will send them out to make a survey of […]

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Melting in Fear

April 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Joshua 2:24 (New International Version) They said to Joshua, “The LORD has surely given the whole land into our hands; all the people are melting in fear because of us.” Joshua had sent three spies into Jericho to learn about the city and its defenses. This is the end of the report that the three […]

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Assumptions and Clarifications

April 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Joshua 22:9-12 (New International Version) 9 So the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh left the Israelites at Shiloh in Canaan to return to Gilead, their own land, which they had acquired in accordance with the command of the LORD through Moses. 10 When they came to Geliloth near the Jordan in the […]

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Choose

April 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Joshua 24:14-15 (New International Version) 14 “Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. 15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the […]

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The Mouth

March 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Joshua 1:8 (New International Version) Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. In this verse, God is instructing Joshua before Joshua leads the people into […]

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I Coveted

April 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Joshua 7:20-21 (New International Version)20 Achan replied, “It is true! I have sinned against the LORD, the God of Israel. This is what I have done: 21 When I saw in the plunder a beautiful robe from Babylonia, two hundred shekels of silver and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and […]

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