We Need To Wrestle With War – Joshua 10-13
Any honest reader of the Bible is going to have to wrestle with war and violence. This is especially true of the Book of Joshua. But is Old Testament warfare what we think it is? Hear how we need to not dodge the problem of of it, ways we can understand it, and even how it can give us hope in this sermon from the 29th of March, 2015.
What Defeat Gives – Joshua 7-8
What does defeat give us? Many wise people recognize that failure or defeat can be an opportunity to learn or grow. There is nothing unique about this. But Christianity gives us much more. Defeat is necessary for understanding the problem of violence and war in the Bible. And it is necessary to prepare us for the Good News of God.
Fall of Jericho – Joshua 6
The Fall of Jericho starts as a nice story about trusting God until we hear of the killing of the residents. How does the Gospel address the problem of Old Testament warfare? How does it address the problem of ourselves? Hear how God answers both of these problems in this sermon from the 15th of March, 2015.
Whose Side Are You On? Joshua 5:13-15
Does the God of the Bible endorse violence? Does Christianity turn us against our neighbours? Or does it cause us to reach out to them? Hear how these questions are addressed in light of Joshua's encounter with the Commander of the Armies of the Lord. from the 8th of March, 2015
Remember, remember… Joshua 4:1-5:12
Why is it important to remember? What happens when we forget? When Israel crossed the Jordan River they did certain things to make sure they remembered what God did for them. What do we need to remember? And what happens when we forget? Sermon from the 22nd of February, 2015.