Covenant Life: Yesterday, Today, and Forever
As we enter a new year, we finish our study in Joshua.
On Sunday we will look at Joshua 24, and the covenant renewal that concludes the book. As Joshua anticipates his own death, he leads the people of Israel to renew their covenant with God. But instead of laying a heavy burden on them, he focuses on what Yahweh has already done for them.
On Sunday we will do the same, as we remember what Christ has done for us in his death for our sins. We will hear about the covenant renewal in Joshua, and we will renew our covenant with Christ and one another as we take the Lord’s Supper.
Join us on Sunday as we come together to begin the new year in worship of our great and gracious God.
For His Glory and your joy,
Discussion and Response Questions
- Why is it important to review the history of Israel (vv. 1-13)?
- What truths and attributes of God do you observe in this narrative?
- How ought Israel to respond to the works of God (vv. 14)? When we consider God’s judgment and salvation, how ought we to respond?
- Why would Joshua argue with the people to warn them (vv. 19-20)?
- How long is this covenant kept (v. 31)? What do we observe about the human condition when it comes to covenant-keeping?
- How is the New Covenant distinct and greater than this covenant in Joshua 24?
- Why is it essential for faith and repentance to be together?
- What does the covenant renewal ceremony teach us about our own need to renew the covenant? How does the Lord’s Supper help us do that?
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