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2. Today Get ready to go Joshua 1 Series New beginning for the people of God 3. What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see Heb 11:1 NLT A Journey of faith 4. "Believing in advance in something that will only seem logical when seen in reverse." A Journey of faith Philip Yancey 5. Name Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua Num 13:16 What do we know about Joshua? 6. Tribal allegiance from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea son of Nun Num 13:8 What do we know about Joshua? 7. Described as Moses assistant Then Moses set out with Joshua his assistant, and Moses went up on the mountain of God - Ex 24:13 young assistant Joshua - Ex 33:11 What do we know about Joshua? 8. Man of faith in God Joshua and Caleb said The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us Num 14:5-7 What do we know about Joshua? 9. Because they have not followed me wholeheartedly, not one of those who were 20 yrs old or more when they came up out of Egypt will see the land except Caleb and Joshua, for they followed the Lord wholeheartedly Num 32:10-12 What do we know about Joshua? 10. Great Military Commander So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword Ex 17:13 What do we know about Joshua? 11. Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit of leadership, and lay your hand on him commission him in their presence. Give him some of your authority so that the whole Israelite community will obey him ... At his command he and the entire community of the Israelites will go out, and at his command they will come in. Num 27:18-23 God prepares Joshua to succeed Moses 12. Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the Israelites listened to him and did what the Lord had commanded Moses Deut 34:9 God prepares Joshua to succeed Moses 13. After the death of Moses the LORD said to Joshua Moses' aide: "Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them - to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Josh 1:1-3 God prepares Israelites for physical relocation 14. So Joshua ordered the officers of the people: "Go through the camp and tell the people, 'Get your supplies ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you for your own.' Josh 1:10-11 God prepares Israelites for physical relocation 15. Early in the morning Joshua and all the Israelites went to the Jordan, where they camped before crossing over. After 3 days the officers went throughout the camp, giving orders to the people: "When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests, who are Levites, carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before. Josh 3:1-4a God prepares Israelites for physical relocation 16. Be strong and courageous I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous Be strong and very courageous Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go Josh 1:6, 7a, 9 God prepares Israelites for spiritual relocation 17. Obey God unswervingly Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go Josh 1:7b God prepares Israelites for spiritual relocation 18. Continually read & study Gods Word Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; 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. Josh 1:8-9 God prepares Israelites for spiritual relocation 19. Meet for prayer next Saturday at 5pm See you all at Old Mill Hall next Sunday