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Delivered By
Pastor Jonathan McGary
Delivered On
March 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Joshua 1:1-9
Subject
Be Strong
Description

Israel was at a crucial juncture.  

They were about to enter the promised land of Canaan after wandering in the wilderness for 40 years.  The generation that had seen the miracle of being delivered from Egypt and given the promise of God to give them a land that "flowed with milk and honey" had all passed away.  Moses their leader for the past 40 plus years was dead.  And now, they faced the challenge of entering a land with armies, chariots of iron and giants.  

It would have been difficult for them to go forward, and been easy to blame fear and dismay as their reasons for not.  But God renews his promise with Joshua and the people and tells them how they can go forward.  

The message is the same for us.  The challenge is similar, but the directions to being succesful, going forward and claiming God's promises are the same.