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Timeline of Truth: Spiritual Failure: God Sends Trouble on God-Forsakers (Judges 2:6 – 3:6)

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Timeline of Truth:  Spiritual Failure: God Sends Trouble on God-Forsakers  (Judges 2:6 – 3:6)
Chapter 2 of Judges looks deeper into the actions (or inactions) of Israel’s military failures of Chapter 1. We see the full-blown impact of disobedience and the eternity-impacting downward spiral that sin brings. Because Israel forsakes God and His covenant and plunges themselves deep into worshipping the gods of the nations they are around, God brings oppressors that make the lives of the nation of Israel miserable. Do they come back to God? No. They run further into sin and away from God. Does God wholly abandon them? No. In the midst of their discipline and punishment, God continues to show grace by raising up judges – limited and often very broken leaders – to free them from their oppressors for a time, and to keep Israel on course for His future promises.

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Timeline of Truth: Joshua Review (Joshua 1-24)

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Timeline of Truth: Joshua Review (Joshua 1-24)
In this lesson, the focus is on eight practical lessons which the book of Joshua offers to us as believers today. God’s word is completely true and profitable to us and we would do well to learn the lessons which God is teaching through His word.

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Timeline of Truth: Israel Reaffirms the Covenant (Joshua 24:1-33)

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Timeline of Truth: Israel Reaffirms the Covenant (Joshua 24:1-33)
Joshua presents the most important choice that anyone must make: Serve God or something else. Joshua shows the nation that the only reasonable choice is to serve God and makes his commitment to serve God himself. We are encouraged to echo Joshua’s response, “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” You are serving God or you are serving something that replaces God. What have you chosen?

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Timeline of Truth: Joshua’s Farewell Address (Joshua 23:1-16)

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Timeline of Truth: Joshua’s Farewell Address (Joshua 23:1-16)
It has been several years since God has given Israel the land that He promised to them, and Joshua is nearing the end of his life. In one of his final addresses, Joshua encourages the people to continue to follow the Lord and to beware of the consequences if they turn away from them.

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Timeline of Truth: The Remaining Tribes’ Inheritance, the Cities of Refuge, and the Levites (Joshua 19:1-21:42).

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Timeline of Truth: The Remaining Tribes’ Inheritance, the Cities of Refuge, and the Levites (Joshua 19:1-21:42)
Israel finishes dividing up the land.  Through the process, we see examples of true leadership, accountability, and delegation.  God’s plan is always best and when we follow it, we see God working in our lives.

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Timeline of Truth: Ephraim, West Manasseh, the Delaying Tribes and Benjamin (Joshua 16:1-18:28)

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Timeline of Truth: Ephraim, West Manasseh, the Delaying Tribes and Benjamin (Joshua 16:1-18:28)
Joshua continues to divide the land between the tribes of Israel.  Two tribes are unhappy with the size of their inheritance., seven tribes have not done their part in possessing their inheritance and some of the Canaanites still remain in the land.  Joshua leads the people to do God’s will in claiming the inheritance promised to them.

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Timeline of Truth: Division East of Jordan, Caleb’s Inheritance and Judah and Its Cities (Joshua 13:7-15:63)

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Timeline of Truth – Division East of Jordan, Caleb’s Inheritance and Judah and Its Cities (Joshua 13:7-15:63)
Israel is coming to the completion of their conquest of the land.  Joshua has been charged by God to begin to divide the land.  Nine and a half tribe have been waiting for God to fulfill His promise to Abraham and starting with Judah, Israel begins to receive their inheritance.  One character stands out for his faithfulness to God, and he is especially blessed as he receives his land.

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Timeline of Truth: North and South Conquest and Review of Conquered Areas (Joshua 10:28-13:6)

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Timeline of Truth: North and South Conquest and Review of Conquered Areas (Joshua 10:28-13:6)
God continues to show Israel His faithfulness as they conquer the land. God is fulfilling His promise that He made so long ago to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Through Israel’s obedience and trust in God, 31 kings were conquered in the land.

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Timeline of Truth: Israel Defends the Gibeonites and Defeats a Military Alliance (Joshua 10:1-27)

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Timeline of Truth: Israel Defends the Gibeonites and Defeats a Military Alliance (Joshua 10:1-27)
When the Gibeonites are threatened by an alliance of five kings, they turn to Joshua to defend them.  Joshua must trust that the Lord is with him and will give him the victory.  Likewise, when we face challenges in our lives, we can be assured that God is with us and that He gives us all we need to be successful.

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Timeline of Truth: Joshua Makes a Treaty with the Gibeonites (Joshua 9:1-27)

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Timeline of Truth: Joshua Makes a Treaty with the Gibeonites (Joshua 9:1-27)
Israel is approached with an offer of a treaty, but all is not what it seems.  Joshua has the opportunity to ask the Lord what they should do, but he did not.  A rash decision by Israel’s leaders led to the people not being able to do what God commanded.  God wants us to seek out His will through His word, that we may make the right decisions.

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