Joshua: The adventure of faith
Joshua 1:1-9
New beginnings
… for the people of God
Joshua: The adventure of faith
Joshua 1:1-9
New beginnings
• Death of Moses
• Joshua to be new leader
• To lead Israel across the Jordan
and into the promised land
• Through the faith of Joshua God
will fulfil his ancient promises
Joshua: The adventure of faith
Joshua 1:1-9
New beginnings
• The command and the promise
run together throughout the Bible
• Both depend on the sovereignty
of God
• As God’s people obey and believe
they enter into fellowship with him
• The same is true for us today
Joshua: The adventure of faith
Joshua 1:1-9
New beginnings
• Think about the spiritual map
of your life?
• Do you see yourself wandering
in the wilderness or conquering
the promised land?
• Am I in need of a new beginning?
Joshua: The adventure of faith
Joshua 1:1-9
New beginnings
• Important to see the faithfulness
of God in receiving the promises
of God
• God gave Joshua three
assurances
Joshua: The adventure of faith
Joshua 1:1-9 New beginnings
1. God is faithful
in his promise
• Promise: God ‘sets forth’
what he will do
• God’s promise is dependent
on Him, not man
• God is the source of our
blessings
Joshua: The adventure of faith
Joshua 1:1-9 New beginnings
1. God is faithful
in his presence
• Greatest promise of all
• An eternal promise, sealed by
the blood of Christ’s cross
• ‘Great is thy faithfulness’
Joshua: The adventure of faith
Joshua 1:1-9 New beginnings
1. God is faithful
in his precepts
• God expected Joshua to make
His word a priority in his life
• God has not changed
• God requires faith and a
willingness to act
Joshua: The adventure of faith
Joshua 1:1-9
New beginnings
Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid;
do not be discouraged,
for the Lord your God
will be with you ….
… wherever you go.
Act of Covenant
As a Gospel people, let us
covenant together before
God and each other:
Creating and redeeming God,
we give you thanks and praise.
Your covenant of grace
was made for our
salvation
in Jesus Christ
our Lord.
We come this day
to covenant with you
and with companion disciples:
to watch over each other
and to walk together before you
in ways known
and still to be made known.
Pour your Spirit upon us.
Help us so to walk in your ways
that the promises we make this
day,
and the life that we live together,
may become an offering of love,
our duty and delight
truly glorifying to you –
Father Son and
Holy Spirit.
This day,
we give ourselves again
to the Lord
and to each other
to be bound together in
fellowship,
and to work together
in the unity of the Spirit
for the sake of
God’s mission.
In our congregation,
and in the wider Union,
we commit all that we have
and are to fulfil God’s
purposes of love.
Amen.
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