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Joshua The Power Of God’s Promises – Wednesday Night Bible Study
September 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2021
Wednesday Night Bible Study:
Joshua: The Power of God’s Promises
The book’s opening scene is tense. Moses is dead. But the promise of salvation is very much alive. The Lord commands Joshua to take his people across the Jordan and into the land, promising success wherever he goes so long as he and the people keep the Lord’s Word.
But more than a place, the land is a pattern. The land is a pattern that looks back to Eden. In fact, many times over in the Bible the land of Canaan is referred to as “like the garden of Eden” (Gen. 13:10; Isa. 51:3; Ezek. 36:35; Joel 2:3). The land also looks forward to the greater inheritance of the new creation. This is why Abraham, who received the promise of land, nevertheless, “desired a better country, that is, a heavenly one” (Heb. 11:16). This is the ultimate inheritance to which the story of Joshua subtly points when, for example, the Levites are left out of the land assignments, for “the Lord God of Israel is their inheritance” (Josh. 13:33).
One more thing about Israel’s move into the land. Why did it require the slaughter of the land’s inhabitants? This question presents sensitive readers with understandable difficulty. Understanding the land in light of the whole Bible helps us here. Humans were banished from Eden because of sin, and there won’t be any sin in the new creation. The land is a taste of that perfection to come. The obedience and purity required for Israel to dwell with God in the land teaches us about what is required for man to dwell with God anywhere.
- Study Guide is 64 pages and we’ll be doing a 4 week study. It can be purchased on Amazon for $9.99.
- Classes start September 8 and will be each Wednesday through September 29.
- Class time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
- To prepare for September 8, please read the 1st four chapters of the study book and all the accompanying scriptures.
- Contact Pam Sherman to be added to the meeting invite.
- Join Zoom Meeting
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