Thursday, December 14, 2017

Walking With the Giants: Joshua – Chapter 24

It is often emotional to say “goodbye.”  That is certainly the case for Joshua in the final chapter of his book.  He had led the children of Israel faithfully for many years, and now it is time for him to depart.  He leaves them with the well-known challenge found in chapter 24, verse 15; “Choose you this day whom ye … Read more...

Walking With the Giants: Joshua – Chapter 23

Final words are important.  The 23rd, and 24th chapters of Joshua record his departing words to the children of Israel.  Pastor J.D. Surbaugh walks us through the challenge Joshua sets before his people.

January 8, 2012   

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Walking With the Giants: Joshua (Chapter 22 – Cont.)

Upon returning home from helping secure the Promised Land for Israel, The tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh promptly erect an altar on the east side of the Jordan.  This act stirred the other tribes of Israel to prepare for war against their brothers.  Pastor J.D. Surbaugh takes us through how this conflict was resolved.

January 1, 2012   

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Walking With the Giants: Joshua – Chapter 22:1-6

In chapter 22, Joshua dismisses the two and one half tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh from their military service after they had faithfully fulfilled their commitment to serve.  Joshua blessed them in what must have been an emotional ceremony.

December 4, 2011   

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Walking With the Giants: Joshua – Cities of Refuge

A home town holds special significance to just about everyone.  Such was the case for the children of Israel.  God had them establish six special towns, called cities of refuge, where one could flee for protection from the avenger of blood.

November 27, 2011   

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Walking With the Giants: Joshua – Caleb

Very little is known about Joshua’s friend, Caleb.  What we do know is that he was a man of character that followed the Lord with his whole heart.  Pastor J.D. Surbaugh gives insight to this godly man from Joshua chapter 14.

November 13, 2011   

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Walking With the Giants: Joshua – Chapter 13

In Joshua chapter 13, God tells Joshua that he is “old and stricken in years.”  However, the promised land still needed to be divided.  This was a job that could only be done by an elder statesman.

J.D. Surbaugh uses this passage to challenge us to be faithful to our calling regardless of our age.

November 6, 2011   

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Walking With the Giants: Joshua – Chapter 11

In the eleventh chapter of Joshua, the children of Israel conquer the northern kingdoms of Canaan.   The greatest lesson that can be gleaned from this chapter is that the cup of God’s wrath can and does become filled.

October 23, 2011   

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Walking With the Giants: Joshua (10:42)

The tenth chapter of Joshua records one of the greatest miracles in the book.  God actually halts the sun for a day to provide a complete victory for the children of Israel.

October 16, 2011   

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Walking With the Giants: Joshua – The Gibeonites’ Deception

The Gibeonites knew that God had told the children of Israel to destroy all the inhabitants of Canaan.  As a result, they devised a plan to deceive Joshua into making a treaty with them.

October 9, 2011   

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