The Joshua Generation

Christ Builds His Church  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  45:17
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READ: Josh 24:14-18
Joshua 24:14–18 ESV
“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods, for it is the Lord our God who brought us and our fathers up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight and preserved us in all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed. And the Lord drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God.”

Moses Generation


Joshua Generation

Joshua 1:9
God commissions Joshua
Joshua 1:16
Joshua commissions the people
Joshua 24:14-18, 31
end of life command to follow God
people’s commitment to follow God
those who REMEMBERED, served the Lord

Judges Generation

Judges 21:25 “In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”
Judges 2:6-15
The Joshua generation does not pass it on
Judges generation follows the
of the nations around them (CANAAN)

All it takes

for the Judges generation is to
turn around
remember what the Lord has done
follow after Him
take God at His word
put away vain philosophies
put away contemporary idols
purpose to pass it on
2 Corinthians 10:3–5 ESV
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
greatest imminent threat to a church body is not an attack from the outside (physical, social) it is the slip from being a living organism, filled with the Spirit of God, loving and serving Jesus, to being a “place-holder” institution, to being a museum.

A new “Joshua Charge”

(The entire book of 2 Timothy… go to chapt.2)
2 Timothy 2:1–2 “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.”
2 Timothy 2:15 “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”
2 tim 2:21-26
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