We Are All an Achan – Joshua: Strong and Very Courageous (Part Seven)

We're nearly there, friends; we're almost on the home stretch - I have been loving exploring the book of Joshua, and seeing the way in which God called and sent out this amazing leader. There is loads that we can learn from Joshua about leadership, about calling, about God's promises and about how He is with…

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God’s Faithfulness > Human Failure – Joshua: Strong and Very Courageous (Part Six)

Chapters 6-12 of Joshua cover some of the battles that the Israelites faced once they had begun to move into the promised land; years of battles in a few brief chapters. It's one of those tough parts of the Old Testament with a lot of violence and a lot of bloodshed - but in chapter twelve…

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The Purpose of God’s Provision is to Point to Who He is – Joshua: Strong and Very Courageous (Part Five)

Here's an admission: I am a twenty-five-year-old girl, who totally fulfills the stereotype of knowing absolutely nothing about cars and being totally stuck when anything goes wrong with mine. There have been two particular cases when this has become painfully evident: one involved my engine giving up while on the second lane in on the M25…

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Joshua: Strong and Very Courageous (Part Four)

Good stories, I’ve found, don’t happen by accident: great novels and movies are well designed, and they pull you into the plot. You care about the protagonist: you see the good and the bad in their character, and it makes you care about them – the things that happen to them have an impact on you.…

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Joshua: Strong and Very Courageous (Part Three)

One of my very favourite things about the Bible (second to Jesus) is how many kick-butt women God sowed into His story. Not just women; but strong, real, unafraid, beautiful women, who become a part of the story in a massive way. Rahab is one of those women, and this is the part that makes me…

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Joshua: Strong and Very Courageous (Part Two)

It's almost ironic that my plans for the beginning of this series on Joshua have not worked out quite the way that I thought they would; and that instead, God has come in and changed things up a little bit. The book of Joshua breaks down quite nicely into four "acts", which we had planned to…

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Joshua: Strong and Very Courageous (Part One)

Here's story so far: at the very beginning of the Old Testament, we see God choose Abraham, and his family became the people of Israel, who quickly become slaves in Egypt. Through Moses, God rescued the Israelites out of Egypt (remember the red sea?); He made a covenant with them at Mt. Sinai, and he brought…

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