Joshua

NewLSFB210: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Joshua 23 and 24

In these two closing chapters of the book of Joshua, we see two different times that the aging leader called the entire nation to hear him, because he knew that his life was drawing to a close and he wanted to leave them with a final message. The first gathering is recorded in chapter 23….

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NewLSFB207: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Joshua 22

So we had a bit of tension in this chapter, didn’t we? The Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh nearly started a war, even though their motives were right. Of course, all they had to do was let the rest of the tribes know what they were doing ahead of time, right? Have…

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NewLSFB204: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Joshua 20 and 21

In chapter 20 we read about the cities of refuge. These were places that those who had accidentally killed someone could flee and be protected from those who would take revenge on them before a trial had taken place. As the commentator Matthew Henry put it, these were people who were guilty by hand, but…

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NewLSFB201: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Joshua 19

Joshua was an exceptional example of a leader. Here at the end of chapter 19 is another reason why. After all the tribes have received their various parts of the Promised Land, then the people of Israel gave of their land a portion to Joshua. As a great leader should, he served them and took…

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NewLSFB198: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Joshua 18

In the beginning of the chapter we see all the children of Israel assembling in Shiloh to set up the tabernacle. There were good reasons for going to Shiloh. One was that Shiloh was in the middle of the area designated as the Promised Land. The tabernacle had been kept in the middle of the…

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NewLSFB195: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Joshua 16 and 17

I would like to apologize for missing yesterday’s episode. This past Saturday morning I had to have our 13 year old shih tzu, Sparky, put to sleep, and we just really had an emotionally draining weekend. I would have normally recorded yesterday’s episode on Sunday night, but I have to admit that I just wasn’t…

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NewLSFB192: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Joshua 14 and 15

Let’s take a look at chapter 14 for a moment. Joshua has gathered Eleazar the high priest and the leaders from each tribe in order to divide up the land of Canaan by lot as God had instructed Moses. But we see at verse 6 that Caleb, accompanied by the leaders of the tribe of…

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NewLSFB186: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Joshua 11

Here in Joshua 11 there are three things I wanted to focus on for just a moment. The first is that we see in the first few verses that Israel’s enemies banded together to defeat them. It didn’t matter what their differences were, they knew that Israel had defeated every enemy they faced, so if they…

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NewLSFB180: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Joshua 9

How many times have I made the same mistake as the leaders of Israel made in this chapter? I have a decision to make, and I rely on my own “wisdom and intelligence” to gather what I think is the appropriate information to make the right call, and everything blows up in my face because…

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NewLSFB177: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Joshua 8

As we begin a brand new year, I think it appropriate that we focus today on the first part of the opening sentence of Joshua 8. It says, “Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged.’” Do you remember what happened in the last chapter? Unbeknownst to Joshua, there was sin…

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