Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on October 29, 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:  God must be worshiped and obeyed as the source of every victory and blessing.

1.  The Clarity of God’s Word [Joshua 8:1–2]
       A.  A Word of Comfort [Josh. 8:1]
       B.  A Word of Direction [Josh. 8:1–2]
       C.  A Word of Promise [Josh. 8:1–2]
              1)  A Promise of Victory
              2)  A Promise of Generosity

2.  The Authority of God’s Command [Joshua 8:3–23]
       A.  Sharing the Plan [Josh. 8:3–9]
       B.  Setting the Trap [Josh. 8:10–13]
       C.  Swallowing the Bait [Josh. 8:14–17]
       D.  Springing the Trap [Josh. 8:18–23]

3.  The Severity of God’s Judgment [Joshua 8:24–29]
       A.  Sober Summary [Josh. 8:24–25]
       B.  Joshua’s Javelin [Josh. 8:26–27]
       C.  Cursed King [Josh. 8:28–29]

4.  The Priority of God’s Covenant [Joshua 8:30–35]
       A.  Building the Altar [Josh. 8:30–31a; Deut. 27:1–8]
       B.  Presenting the Offerings [Josh. 8:31b; Deut. 27:6–7]
       C.  Writing the Law [Josh. 8:32; Deut. 27:3, 8]
       D.  Gathering the People [Josh. 8:33; Deut. 27:11–13]
       E.  Reading the Law [Josh. 8:34–35; Deut. 27:14–28:68]
              1)  Blessings and Curses
              2)  Joshua and Jesus