Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on November 12, 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:  The Lord is a warrior, so escape defeat and judgment by sharing in the victory God has won for his people through Jesus.

1.  The Summons to War [Joshua 10:1–7]
       A.  Canaan’s Coalition [Josh. 10:1–5; Gen. 14]
       B.  Gibeon’s Cry [Josh. 10:6]
       C.  Israel’s Covenant-Keeping [Josh. 10:7]

2.  The Sovereign Warrior [Joshua 10:8–15]
       A.  The Balance of Battle [Josh. 10:8–11]
       B.  The Power of Prayer [Josh. 10:12–15]

3.  The Slaughter of the Wicked [Joshua 10:16–43]
       A.  Slaughtering the Five Kings [Josh. 10:16–27]
       B.  Slaughtering the Southern Kings [Josh. 10:28–39]
       C.  Summary Statement [Josh. 10:40–43]
       D.  Seeing Rightly: Five Biblical Lenses
              1)  The Patience God Shows [Gen. 15:16]
              2)  The Depravity God Abhors [Lev. 18:2–3]
              3)  The Instrument God Uses [Deut. 9:5]
              4)  The Strangeness of God’s Judgment [Isa. 28:21]
              5)  The Warfare God Wins [Gen. 3:15; Ps. 110:1; Heb. 10:13]

4.  The Significance for Christian Warfare
       A.  Israel’s history shows that they—and we—need God to win the battle.
       B.  Jesus Christ defeated Satan, sin, and death through his death and resurrection for us. [Col. 2:15; 1 Cor. 15:25–27]
       C.  Those who refuse to repent and continue in their rebellion will not escape God’s righteous wrath. [Rev. 16:21]
       D.  Christ has already won the battle; let’s go fight. [Rom. 16:20]
       E.  The one who wins the victory gets the glory.