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Seeing Joshua with New Eyes: Joshua, Jesus, and the Christian Life

September 8, 2019 Preacher: David Schrock Series: Joshua: Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament

Topic: Old Testament Scripture: Joshua 1:1–1:16

This week we kicked off the new sermon series called “Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament: A Study of the Book of Joshua.” Response questions and additional resources on Joshua and seeing Christ in the Old Testament are below.

Response Questions

  1. When you think of Joshua or the book about him what comes to mind?
  2. What are the challenges of reading a book like Joshua?
  3. Who is in focus in Joshua 1? Why does seeing Joshua as the recipient of God’s speech in verses 2-9 matter so much?
  4. What is the outline of Joshua? How do the opening verses in Joshua preview the whole book?
  5. How can we (accidentally) turn Joshua 1:6-9 into a passage for the prosperity gospel? How does a right reading of Joshua oppose the prosperity gospel?
  6. What do verses 10-18 contribute to Joshua 1? Who is speaking? What do they tell us about the book? What does the unity of Israel teach us about the church today?
  7. How should we apply Joshua 1 to us today? Why is putting Christ at the center so important?
  8. Is there anything else about Joshua we should see today?

Additional Resources

As we begin a new series in Joshua, here are some resources on the book of Joshua and on reading the Old Testament.

On Joshua

On Reading the Old Testament

Soli Deo Gloria, ds

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