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Key Verse: Joshua 1:9 – "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

1. What is the main thing you got out of Sunday's teaching?

2. Think this through honestly: would you describe yourself as a "fighter" or as "faint-hearted" when it comes to possessing what is rightfully yours? Explain.

3. Pastor Paul talked about the familiar expression "possession is nine-tenths of the law" and how the enemy has, at best, only "squatter's rights". Identify at least one area where the enemy has been "squatting" on your land.

4. Remember the example Pastor Paul used of $100 bills versus quarters, in how we give our life away to others (so they can achieve their victory)? How does this apply to you?

5. In what area(s) do you need to "chill out" in your life? In other words, where have you been unnecessarily worked up, stressed out, or lacking in complete trust and confidence in God's perfect watch-care over you?

Sermon Notes

Armed, Dangerous & Chilled Out

Joshua 1:1-18
“After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 2 “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites.  3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. 4 Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. 5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life.  As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.  6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.  7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.  9 Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  10 So Joshua ordered the officers of the people: 11 “Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your provisions ready.  Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you for your own.’” 12 But to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said, 13 “Remember the command that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you after he said, ‘The Lord your God will give you rest by giving you this land.’  14 Your wives, your children and your livestock may stay in the land that Moses gave you east of the Jordan, but all your fighting men, ready for battle, must cross over ahead of your fellow Israelites.  You are to help them 15 until the Lord gives them rest, as he has done for you, and until they too have taken possession of the land the Lord your God is giving them.  After that, you may go back and occupy your own land, which Moses the servant of the Lord gave you east of the Jordan toward the sunrise.” 16 Then they answered Joshua, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. 17 Just as we fully obeyed Moses, so we will obey you.  Only may the Lord your God be with you as he was with Moses.  18 Whoever rebels against your word and does not obey it, whatever you may command them, will be put to death.  Only be strong and courageous!”

Armed, Dangerous, and Chilled Out

“Every Place You Set Your Foot”

Joshua 1:3-4
“I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. 4 Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west.”

“I’ll give you something.”
Means get up and take it!

“The Fighting Men”

Joshua 1:14
“14 Your wives, your children and your livestock may stay in the land that Moses gave you east of the Jordan, but all your fighting men, ready for battle, must cross over ahead of your fellow Israelites.”

Command:  go fully armed
Our spiritual arsenal

Joshua 1:15
“You are to help them until the Lord gives them rest, as he has done for you, and until they too have taken possession of the land the Lord your God is giving them.”

“You aren’t getting yours without me.”
“I’m not getting mine without you.”

“Be Strong & Courageous”

Joshua 1:9
“Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.”

Joshua 1:10
“Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your provisions ready.  Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you for your own.’”

“prepare provision for yourselves”
Joshua 1:9 – “… Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,”
“Dismayed”
“To break down under stress.”
“To crack under pressure.”

Joshua 1:9
“For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

“It’s okay.  Daddy will fix it.”

Possessing What's Yours

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