Failure to RestorationJoshua 8
Joshua: Seizing the Promises of God
July 7, 2019
We continue our series “Seizing the Promises of God” from the book of Joshua with this sermon titled “Failure to Restoration”. In preparation read all of Joshua Chapter 8. This text is about the fall of Ai and the renewal of the covenant. What is the significance of pairing the story in Chapter 7 with the story in Chapter 8? Israel felt defeated at the end of Chapter 7 due to the sin of Achan. Chapter 8 shows us that God can restore us from the worst failures. What do you think is the purpose of the closing scene in Chapter 8? Take time to reflect on the implications of Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 for your life. How do these passages lead you to praise God, repent of sin, and trust in his gracious promises?