The Book of Joshua
Led by Leslie Brooks, Karen Edwards, Heather Hagins, and Ingram Link
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Dining Room)
September 11 - December 4
Large group teaching time will be followed by small groups that will include homework discussion and prayer time. Lunch available ($6).
"Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; 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. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:7-9).
God is not messing around here. It is time for the Israelites to take the land that God has promised and to do what they have to do put the aside their fear and their lack of faith. We are each called to live by faith and we are often afraid. Jen Wilkins begins the study with a forward that asks the question? "How should we approach God's word?" One of the ways she answers that question is with the following: "You see, the Bible is not a book about self-discovery: it is a book about God-discovery. The Bible is God's declared intent to make Himself known to us. In learning about the character of God in scripture we will experience self-discovery, but it must not be the focus of our study. The focus must be God Himself." As we study God and the character of God in the book of Joshua, our faith and our courage will grow.