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Joshua 24 | The Final Farewell Sermon

Joshua 24 is the final chapter of the history of Israel’s conquest and possession of the Promised Land under Joshua’s leadership. But it’s more than a story of human conquest; it’s a story of God’s faithfulness to his Word to his people. I think it’s important to do a quick recap of the entire book here before we dive into this final chapter.

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Joshua 23 | Joshua’s Second Farewell Sermon

Last week in Joshua chapter 22 we witnessed Joshua sending the two and a half tribes back over to the west side of the river with a command to love, obey, cling to and serve God wholeheartedly. As these tribes settled in at home they built an altar of remembrance out of their zealous desire to obey this command and ensure that future generations knew about their commitment to the Lord.

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Joshua 13:1 – 14:5 | Your Inheritance

Joshua 13 is a description of Israel’s physical inheritance of the Promised Land. Two and a half tribes receive the land that is on the Eastside of the Jordan River and nine and a half tribes receive a plan for the distribution of the land on the Westside of the Jordan River. So the Eastside receives the land and the Westside receives a plan.

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Joshua 12:1 – 24 | Celebrating The Win

Win sign

Joshua chapter 12 is basically a transitional chapter in the book that helps to move the narrative from one major section of the story to the next. It’s kind of like a bridge from one main body of land to the next main body of land. It can be helpful if you can envision yourself standing on the middle of that bridge looking back at the land you just left with an eye towards not only what lies behind you but also what lies ahead of you.

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Joshua 9:1 – 27 | The Invisible War

The Christian life is about spiritual advancement in a physical reality. One author says that, “there are no spiritual advances, personally or corporately, (that will happen) without challenge and conflict” (Jackman 2014: 104). In other words, if you want to follow Jesus in this world then you should expect to face opposition and deception.

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