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Week Seven (Sermon on Chapter 7 will be on 11/15):
Chapter 7: The Battle Begins
Focus: Joshua
Related Bible Text: Joshua 1-2; 6; 8; 10-11; 23-24

Discussion Sessions:
Wednesday, Oct 21: 10:10 AM
Thursday, Oct 22: 6:45 PM
Saturday, Oct 24: 10:00 AM
Sunday, Oct 25: 9:00 AM

Questions to think about as you read (page 476 at back of book)

  1. How could Joshua be “strong and courageous” in such intimidating situations?
  2. What do you learn about God from the story of the salvation of Rahab the prostitute?
  3. What do the string of amazing battle victories the people experienced as they entered the land reveal about who is really in charge of history?
  4. Why did God order the Israelites to go to war against others?  How was this war justified?
  5. How did Joshua challenge the people in his final speech?
  6. Why do you think God lavished blessings on Joshua and all the Israelites, who, like Joshua, trusted God?
  7. What practical steps can you take to gain a deeper faith in God?

Fun games to play (courtesy of D. Pleacher, First Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins CO)

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