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The Call of Joshua

Scripture Passage: 
Joshua 1:1-9
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INTRODUCTION: Many calls: to salvation; to a decision; to a ministry

  1. God Stripped Him of His Confidence (Joshua 1:1-2a)
    1. Joshua Was the Minister to Moses (Joshua 24:13)
    2. Moses Was Now Dead
  2. God Sent Him to Make a Conquest (Joshua 1:2-4)
    1. Arise and Go Over Jordan (Joshua 1:2; Deuteronomy 1:5-8)
    2. Take This People With You (Joshua 1:2)
    3. Take This Land for the Lord (Joshua 1:3-4; Obadiah 17)
  3. God Stilled Him With His Promises (Joshua 1:5)
    1. The Promise of Victory (1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 6:9)
    2. The Promise of His Presence (Hebrews 13:5)
  4. God Stirred Him in His Service (Joshua 1:6-7)
    1. To Be Courageous (Joshua 1:6-7; 2 Timothy 1:7)
    2. To Be Obedient "observe" (Joshua 1:7)
    3. To Be Steadfast "turn not" (Joshua 1:7; Proverbs 4:25-27)
  5. God Strengthened Him For the Work (Joshua 1:8-9)
    1. By the Power of the Word (Joshua 1:8)
    2. By the Person of the Lord (Joshua 1:9 " "Have not I commanded thee?") (John 1:16; Colossians 3:3-4; Galatians 2:20)

CONCLUSION: God is calling someone here today. Is it you? To salvation; to a decision; to surrender to a call.

David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 25:9

Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another: