Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on October 15, 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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Big Idea:  God will not allow sin to run free in the midst of his covenant people, but will oppose it for his glory and the good of his people.

1.  The Exciting of God’s Burning Anger [Joshua 7:1–5]
      A.  The Cause: Achan’s Sin [Josh. 7:1]
      B.  The Casualties: Israel’s Suffering [Josh. 7:2–5]

2.  The Exaltation of God’s Great Name [Joshua 7:6–9]
      A.  Joshua’s Posture [Josh. 7:6]
      B.  Joshua’s Prayer [Josh. 7:7–9; Num. 14]

3.  The Example of God’s Corporate Discipline [Joshua 7:10–15]
      A.  Revealing the Problem [Josh. 7:10–12]
      B.  Resolving the Problem [Josh. 7:13–15]
            1)  God is the righteous Judge [Gen. 18:25]
            2)  No such thing as a private sin [2 Sam. 24; Jon. 1; Gen. 3]
            3)  Achan’s family was likely complicit [Josh. 7:21–26]
            4)  Don’t always know regarding a person’s salvation [Deut. 32; Heb.

            5)  God’s covenant people must pursue holiness corporately [1 Cor. 5]

4.  The Execution of God’s Individual Justice and Mercy [Josh.

      A.  Capturing [Josh. 7:16–18; Num. 32:23]
      B.  Confronting [Josh. 7:19; John 9:24]
      C.  Confessing [Josh. 7:20–21; Gen. 3:6; 11:1–9; Jas. 1:13–15]
      D.  Confirming [Josh. 7:22–23; Num. 32:23; Heb. 4:13]
      E.  Condemning [Josh. 7:24–26; Matt. 6:21; Acts 5:1–11]
      F.  Contrasting [Rahab vs. Achan]
            1)  Sin Is Serious [Prov. 28:13; 1 John 1:5–2:2]
            2)  A Gateway of Hope [Hos. 2:15; Rom. 10:9]