Sovereign GraceJoshua 9
Joshua: Seizing the Promises of God
July 14, 2019
This sermon looks at Joshua Chapter 9 with a sermon titled, “Sovereign Grace.” Read all of Joshua Chapter 9 this week. This text is about the deception of the Gibeonites after the fall of Jericho and Ai. Israel was victorious at both places but was still vulnerable to deception. This is a “head scratching” story. Who are the Gibeonites and why, given all the stories that could be included, do you suppose this story is included? The book of Deuteronomy prohibited Israel from making covenants with the Canaanites, yet Joshua made this covenant. Does this reveal any problem or flaw in Joshua or Israel? How does God continue to be with Israel after this foolish decision? What does this reveal about God’s character? How does this lead you to praise God?
Discernment, Grace, Sin, Sovereignty