JOSHUA 7

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Joshua 7

TROUBLE

 

TROUBLE DESCRIBED

 

·       ONE MAN – Vs. 1 – It only took one man’s sin to cause trouble.  The Children of Israel were not to take things from Jericho for themselves, but Achan did. Joshua 6:17-19

 

·       ONE MISTAKE – Vss. 2-3 – God was not consulted before trying to attack Ai.  It Joshua had talked to God, he would have known there was a problem.  Instead Israel was presumptuous.

 

·       ONE MELTDOWN (MESS) – Vss. 4-9 – Because of sin in the camp, Israel was defeated.

 

TROUBLE DEALT WITH

 

·       ONE REASON – Vss. 10-12 – Israel failed because there was sin in the camp.

 

·       ONE REQUIREMENT – Vss. 11-13 – Sin had to be found and disciplined.

 

·       ONE RESPONSE – Vss. 16-26 – Joshua and the Children of Israel took care of the problem.

 

 

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Joshua 7

THE ENEMY WITHIN or, ACHAN WAS A PAIN!  :-)

 

Sometimes the biggest problems we have are on the inside of us.

Often, we are our own worst enemies.  Such is the case with Israel.

It was the enemy within the camp that caused the defeat at Ai.

 

ISRAEL'S COMPROMISE Vss. 1-5

  Note that when Achan sin, Israel sinned.  This shows how important it is

  for us to deal with sin in our own lives.  It affects more than just    

  ourselves.  You will also want to note the failure of Joshua and Israel to

  consult with the Lord before they went to battle.  If they had, no doubt,

  God would have revealed then that there was sin in the camp!

 

JOSHUA'S COMPLAINT Vss. 6-9

 

GOD'S COMMAND Vss. 10-15

 

JUDGMENT'S COMPLETION Vss. 16-26

 

 

Joshua 7

POWER FAILURE!

 

Many people were concerned about he Y2K problem.

Because of thousands of computers programmed in an antiquated way, there could have

been many problems when the year 2,000 arrived.

One of the great fears was that electric power will fail either on a regional

or national basis.

Personally, I want Christians to be more concerned about a Spiritual power

failure in their lives than an electric power failure. We need to take Psalm

66:18 to heart!

 

One group that experienced a severe power failure was the nation Israel as

it was conquering the Promised Land. After a great victory at Jericho, the

Israelites experience a great defeat or power failure at Ai.

 

THE COVETOUSNESS OF ACHAN - Vss. 1

Notice that one man sinned here, but Israel was held accountable. Our sins

affect others. Also notice that sin does not escape the eye of God!

 

THE CONQUEST OF ISRAEL - Vss. 2-5

Joshua listened to the spies, instead of consulting with God.

Israel expected an easy victory. Instead, because of Achan's sin, there was

a miserable defeat!

 

THE COMPLAINT OF JOSHUA - Vss. 6-10

 

THE COMMAND OF GOD - Vss. 10-15

God told Joshua to "get up" because it was a time of action.

The sin had to be dealt with, if Israel would have victory.

Israel had to deal with sin! The same principle is found in Matthew 18:15-17

and 1 Corinthians 5:1-2, 9-11

 

THE CONFRONTATION OF SIN - Vss. 16- 26

Israel is called together. Vs. 16

The guilty party is found. Vss. 17-18

He is proven guilty. Vss. 19-22

He is judged. Vss. 24-26

 

 

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Joshua 7:1-8:2

DEALING WITH SIN

 

THE LORD IS ANGERED BY SIN - Vs. 1

THE LORD ABSTAINS FROM HELPING - Vss. 2-9

THE LORD ANNOUNCES THE PROBLEM - Vss. 10-12

THE LORD ASSISTS IN THE DISCIPLINE - Vss. 13-26

(But Joshua had to carry it out.)

THE LORD ASSURES JOSHUA - Vss. 1-2

 

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