Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on September 3, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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Main Point:  Be strong and courageous! Trust and obey God and his savior to lead you to the Promised Land.

1.  God’s Charge to Joshua [Joshua 1:1–9]
      A.  God’s Purposes Must Be Accomplished [1:1–2]
            1)  A Significant Period:  Moses’s Death [Deut. 34]
            2)  A Succession Plan:  Joshua’s Résumé
                  a.  Prepared by learning from a faithful servant [Exod. 17:8–16]
                  b.  Prepared by a life of service and devotion [Exod. 24:12–18]
                  c.  Prepared by faith in the face of unbelief [Exod. 32]
                  d.  Prepared by fear and worship of the living God [Exod. 33:11]
                  e.  Prepared by courage to wage warfare [Num. 13–14]
                  f.  Prepared by heart and life experience
                  g.  Prepared by special commission [Num. 27:18–23; Deut. 31; 34:9]
      B.  God’s Promises Must Be Believed [1:2–5]
            1)  The Promise of Place [1:2–4]
            2)  The Promise of Power [1:5a]
            3)  The Promise of Presence [1:5b]
      C.  God’s Precepts Must Be Obeyed [1:6–9]
            1)  A Courageous Obedience [1:6]
            2)  A Careful Obedience [1:7]
            3)  A Continual Obedience [1:8]
            4)  A Confident Obedience [1:9]

2.  Joshua’s Charge to the People [Joshua 1:10–18]
      A.  Ready [1:10–11]
      B.  Remember [1:12–15]
            1)  A Call to Faithfulness
            2)  A Call to Unity
      C.  Response [1:16–18]
            1)  A Complete Obedience [1:16–17a]
            2)  A Certain Hope [1:17b]
            3)  A Consequence for Rebellion [1:18]