Lesson Number

Class Date



Jun 4, 08

Josh 24: 29-33; the death of Joshua and Eleazer; principles of death; Joshua called a “servant of the Lord,” a title shared by Abraham, Moses, David, and the Lord Jesus Christ; bones of Joseph buried in Shechem; Gen 33:18


May 28, 08

Josh 24:23-28; importance of Shechem; removing idols and causing ourselves to be guided to the Lord; Joshua establishes a historical marker for Israel at Shechem, a memorial to remind them of their commitment to God; speech by President Ronald Reagan given on the 40th anniversary of D-Day.


May 21, 08

Josh 24: 19-23; becoming functional atheists; Moses’ prediction regarding Israel; Deut 31:16; unique covenantal relationship between God and  Israel; Joshua indicts Israel in a judicial procedure; Deut 4:26; 32:1; Isa 1:2


May 14, 08

Josh 24:19; righteousness of God demands that we worship Him in righteousness; idolatry today—focusing on self and the details of life; Col 3:5; 1Pet 5:5-7 


May 7, 08

Josh 24:19; exclusivity demanded by God  in worship, failing the prosperity test; addressing the fallacies inherent in the New Age movement embraced and expounded by Oprah Winfrey; results of allowing pagan cultures to infiltrate our lives; Gen 19:1ff; Judg 19:1ff


Apr 30, 08

Darwinian evolution continued;  Josh 24:18; Israel cannot serve the Lord if they are dabbling with foreign gods; jealousy of God describes His expectation of exclusivity; Doctrine of Anthropathisms


Apr 23, 08

Shutting God out of academia; Report  from Jon and Valerie Brown, missionaries to the Yanomami in Brazil


Apr 16, 08

Josh 24:14-19. Prosperous and victorious, Israel had already slipped into the habits and culture of the Canaanites (Lev 17:7; Dt 32:17). Joshua exhorted the people to confess their sins, cleanse their lives from pagan influence, and serve the Lord. Although they responded favorably, promising to serve the Lord, Joshua is not convinced. Darwinistic evolution vs. intelligent design discussed to prepare for Ben Stein's movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.


Apr 9, 08

Josh 24:13-14; “fear” of the Lord; temptation to worship foreign gods


Apr 2, 08

Josh 24:7-13; Joshua emphasizes four different proofs of God’s grace provision to Israel; seizing opportunities God provides; if we are in a right relationship with God, then giants fall and walls crumble; what God promises He is able to fulfill; metaphor of the “hornet”; the use of hyperbole in Scripture


Mar 26, 08

Josh 24:1-6; Joshua tries to impress on Israel what God has done for them and challenges them to faithful; God brought Israel to obstacles they could not over come forcing them to depend on Him; adversity is designed for us to depend on God


Mar 19, 08

Josh 24:1; Joshua transfers leadership and establishes a covenant renewal ceremony for Israel at Shechem, the very place where God established His covenant with Abraham


Mar 5, 08

Josh 23:16 special study of the Exodus route to the sea and the location of Mt. Sinai cont


Feb 27, 08

Josh 23:16; special study of the Exodus route to the sea and the location of Mt. Sinai; diagram


Feb 13, 08

Josh 23:16; Doctrine of anthropopathisms cont.; anthropomorphisms


Feb 6, 08

Josh 23:16; “ the anger of Yahweh”; Doctrine of anthropopathisms


Jan 30, 08

Josh 23:9-16; Joshua reiterates the ultimate source of Israel’s victory was the Lord and He would continue to fight for them as long they remained committed to Him; the consequences of disobedience.


Jan 23, 08

Josh 23:7; disobedience to God’s commands sears our consciences; 1 Tim 4:2; dabaq “to cling, cleave, hold fast, to commit, to be dedicated” to the Lord; Gen 2:24; Ruth 1:14; Deut 11:22; 14:4; 30:20; God’s commands and design  for the man and wife in marriage


Jan 16, 08

Josh 23:6-7; Israel commanded to be strong, courageous, obedient, and completely forsake the false gods of the nations remaining in the Land; Satan uses incrementalism to wear down our resistance, to draw us in and make us more comfortable with worldly activities


Jan 9, 08

Josh 23:1-5; Joshua’s farewell address;  our God is a personal God who interacts with His creation; at the end of his life, Joshua gives guidance to the leadership of Israel now that they are at rest in the Land; this generation has seen the mighty works of God an they are without excuse; they must not forget what God has done for them; Deut 1:30; 3:22; 9:4


Jan 2, 08

Josh 22; eastern tribes are released to return to their inheritance;  Joshua praises their obedience; a memorial altar―a right thing in a wrong way; western tribes’ reaction; tribes in the east outside the appointed boundaries of the Land; Num 34:3-10; misunderstanding resolved


Dec 26, 07

Joshua 21:1-45. The Levites are assigned 48 cities for dwelling (six of which are cities of refuge). Set apart for the service of God, the tribe of Levi was not given an allotment as other tribes—the Lord was their inheritance. Via lot, the three main branches of the Levites are distributed: Kohath, Gershon, and Merari. With the distribution completed, God's promise to Joshua has been fulfilled (Josh 1:2-4).


Dec 19, 07

Josh 20; cities of refuge; Num 35:9-15; Deut 4:41; 19:1-13; duties of the responsible kinsmen; manslaughter; God establishes capital punishment; Gen 8:20―9:6; Ex 21:12; Acts 25;10; Rom 13:1-4; Luke 22:35-39; principles to counter arguments against capital punishment


Dec 5, 07

Josh 19:1-51; history of Simeon and Levi; only God can turn cursing into blessing;  Simeon’s inheritance within Judah; Levi scattered; inheritance Zebulun of  Issachar, Asher, Nephatli and Dan; once tribes move into their lands, Joshua can occupy his inheritance


Nov 28, 07

Josh 18:1-21; tabernacle of meeting moved to Shiloh; Ex 33:7ff; the remaining seven tribes neglect to stake the boundaries of their inheritance analogous to the believer today failing to avail himself of God given opportunities; there are  eternal consequences to our decisions in time; Matt 25:14ff; Joshua orders a survey and inquires of the Lord to know how to partition the Land.


Nov 21, 07

Josh 16:10; significance of Gezer; Josh 17:1-17; Ephriam and Manasseh―God doesn’t always do what we expect Him to do; inquiring of God before taking action, even when we know what to do; Num 27:1-11; 1 Sam 8; failure of the Jews to obey God’s commands; tearing down the thought patterns of the cosmic system that destroy the Bible doctrine in our souls 2 Cor 5: 17; 10:5; Rom 12:2; analogy of the believer to Israel


Nov 14, 07

Josh15:16-16:10;  marriage in OT times; inheritance of Achsah and her orientation to life, a help meet to Othniel; Judah and Ephriam’s failure to conquest the Land; God gives us  opportunities and the resources to achieve them


Nov 7, 07

Josh 14:6-15:17; character traits of Caleb; retirement is a modern concept―Caleb not too old to accomplish God’s plan for his life; boundaries of the inheritance of Judah; family relationships and marriage in biblical times


Oct 31, 07

Josh 14:6-15; Caleb’s faithfulness and willingness to serve not diminished by his 85 years of age;  Caleb requests what God had promised in Num 13:17-14:24


Oct 24, 07

Josh 14:1-5; change in leadership structure in Israel; Num 27:18;  33:1-34:15; Owner of the Land; Lev 25:23; division by “lots”; special blessing to the those who are faithful; Rom 8:16-17; Rev 3:21; Joseph blesses Ephraim and Manasseh; Gen 28:1-21


Oct 17, 07

Out of body experiences and demonic activity: stories from M. Rawlings' To Hell and Back. Josh 14:1-5. The precise boundary and city lists in Joshua constitute the heart of the book and prove God's faithfulness to His promises. Why did Israel leave some of the land to be conquered and not take it in its entirety? God's plan is both flexible and has continuity, demonstrating His sovereign direction over history and that the Bible is without errors.


Oct 10, 07

Josh 13:24-33; Joshua honors Moses’ distribution of the Land to Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh on the east side of the Jordan; the inheritance of the tribe of Levi, no land but service to the Lord; God allows us opportunities as we choose to serve Him; the blessings of service


Oct 3, 07

Josh 13:14-23; the legality of the real estate inheritance teaches  that God keeps His promises;  inheritance of the Levites; Deut 18:1-5; those who serve the Lord to be held in high esteem,; special blessings for those who serve; inheritance of Reuben given by Moses


Sep 26, 07

Josh 13: 7-13; flexibility of God’s plan; history of Israel in OT is a type of the believer in the NT; continuity between Moses’ and Joshua’s administrations; Num 32:1-31; inheritance of the Levis not land but service to the Lord; Num 18:20 ff; Deut 10:8-9; 18:1-5; 33:8-11;  Exo 32:22-29


Sep 19, 07

Josh 13:1-6; out of body  and near death experiences; focus on Joshua’s age; as long as we are alive, God has a plan for our lives; the Land yet to be conquered we would be a test of Israel’s military capability and obedience; because they failed to conquer the remaining areas, they would continue to trouble Israel throughout her history; Judg3:1-4; 1Kgs 16:29ff


Sep 12, 07

Josh 12; out of body and near death experiences;  the list of kings and the land conquered- conquering the land was no easy feat, yet the Lord delivered it into their hands


Sep 5, 07

Joshua 11:23. Israel is the only nation that God has given a land to for all eternity (Num 34:1-15 define its boundaries). Joshua has concluded the campaigns; the tribes can thus be divided to possess the land as their inheritance. The land is given rest from opposition. What are the three types of "rest" in the Bible? The Lord destroyed the Canaanites for three perversions: sexual, religious, and demonic.


Aug 29, 07

Josh 11:20-22; how God hardens the heart; Ex 4:21; 5:1ff; 9:13-16; the giants, nephalim, in the Land; Num 13:26-33; the nephalim of Gen 6:1-4 not the same giants; Joshua destroys the Anakim; Deut 1:28; 2:8-10; 3:3-11; David faces the giants 400 years later; 1 Sam 17:4; 2Sam 21:15-22; 1 Chron 7:4-8; giants are not a problem for God


Aug 22, 07

Josh 11:16-20; Moses’ problems with arrogance and anger; learning to be a servant of God; Joshua’s problems of confidence and leadership; learning to be strictly obedient to God; obedience to God allows Him to fight our battles;  hardness of heart


Aug 15, 07

Josh 11:8-15; the size of Joshua’s force; Num 26:1ff; the promises of God; Rom 8:32; 1 Cor 2:9; 2 Cor 4:16-18; Job 12:7-12; Joshua’s complete obedience to the words of God


Aug 8, 07

Josh 11:1-7; confidence from the promises of God; the first battle  diversified forces assemble to attack Joshua; significance of Hazor; Israel not to rely on its fighting ability, but on the power of God; Deut 17:14-20; “ the eye of the Lord”; Ps 33:16-19; Gen 22:1-8; maps and pictures


Aug 1, 07

Josh 11:1-9; northern campaign opens on a powerful note; God was in every detail; strategic city of Hazor;  Judg 4:2; 1 Kgs 9:15; maps and pictures


Jul 25, 07

Josh 10:28-43; Joshua is obedient and victorious; he sets the example for the rest of Israel continuing the advance one step at time while God fights for Israel; nothing is too difficult for God; He takes our failures and turns them into unimaginable blessings


Jul 18, 07

Review Josh 10:26; capital punishment and the Mosiac Law; Deut 21:18-23; Paul emphasizes the importance of human body and the physical death of Christ; 1 Cor 15:20-22; Gal 3:13; made in the image and likeness of God;  Gen 1:26-27; 5:1-3; man created to be physical representation of God on earth, to rule and reign as His agent, to reflect His character, plan, and majesty; the meaning of icthus, the early Church fish symbol for Christianity


Jul 11, 07

Review Joshua 10; “ feet on the necks” a picture of Satan’s defeat; Josh 10:26; principle of capital punishment; Deut 21:18-23; God has always demanded respect for the human body, the house for the image of God and the container for his Son; Gen 9:6; Mosaic Law set precedence for hanging bodies of the executed was realized at the cross­­—salvation completed with work of Christ on the cross; Gal 3:13; Jn 19:31


May 30, 07

Killing the enemy leadership; Saul, an example of failure to execute God’s commands; 1 Sam 15:1-34; spiritual maturity of Joshua; the challenges and problems of others are an opportunity to help; the church is a spiritual combat team; Josh 10:25


May 23, 07

Resounding defeat of the Canaanites; “no one moved his tongue,” a figure of speech; the third miracle—no KIA, no WIA, NO MIA; Joshua’s leadership training; an act of subjugation; making the enemy a footstool; the analogy of the head and the heel; Josh 10:20-24; Ps 110:1-2,6; 1 Cor 15:25, 27; Deut 7:3; Gen 3:15


May 16, 07

Two positions on Gen 1:1-2 and the creation of angels; “today” and the sense of urgency in mental preparation; principles of exploitation and pursuit; Israel finished the rout and Joshua positions them for the southern campaign; Josh 10:15-21


May 9, 07

Only God can turn the consequences of a bad decision into blessing; dispelling urban legends on the Joshua’s longest day; accepting the miracle for what it is; Josh 10:10-15


May 2, 07

The work of the Lord on behalf of Israel—He routs, kills, chases, and casts down hail stones; He has nature at His command; Job 38:22; 1 Sam 7:7-11; Ex 9:24; Rev 16:21; Joshua prays for additional help, more daylight; Josh 10:10-13


Apr 25, 07

The movement of the ark of the covenant; vulnerability after victory; Israel’s alliance with the Gibeonites challenged by a formidable opposition led by Adonai Zedek; Joshua and Israel honor the covenant; Josh 10: 1-7


Apr 18, 07

Joshua learns leadership; good intentions must pass divine scrutiny; importance of prayer; Phil 4:6; Eph 6: 18; 1 Thess 5:17-18; God lays the course; Heb 12:1; consequences of violating an oath; Ez 17:11-16, 18-20; 2 Chron 36:13; God honors Joshua and the Israelites handling of their failure in dealing with Gibeonites; Josh 9:14-21


Apr 11, 07

Review of the Gibeonites deception of Israel; without out going to the Lord the Israelites examine the evidence and draw the wrong conclusions; evolution draws wrong conclusions; Num 27:18-21; Urim and Thummin; Ex 28-:30; Israel honors covenant; Joshua takes responsibility; Josh 9:7-24


Apr 4, 07

God the Holy Spirit reveals to us the identity of the Gibeonites;  Israel reacts to the impertinence of  the Gibeonites; the Gibeonites switch tactics to submission and deceit; Josh 9:1-13


Mar 28, 07

Encounter with Gibeonites; kings in the Land form a federation to fight against Israel; Gibeonites in seeking a peace treaty with Israel present themselves falsely; Josh 9:1-6


Mar 14, 07

Israel’s covenant renewal; Joshua moves the people up to Shechem and builds an altar; the reading of the law at Mounts Ebal and Gerizim; cursing and blessing; Deut 11:26; 27:1-26; Josh 8:30-35


Mar 7, 07

More strikes against the “ Bones of Jesus” from Randall Price; archeological support for Ai; expeditions by ABR; El Maqatir; Josh 8:11, 27


Feb 28, 07

The second battle of Ai/success after failure; yath-“hand, power, authority;  Ai and Bethel are delivered into Israel's hand; Josh 8:1-29


Feb 21, 07

The Lord’s guidance to Joshua on taking Ai; the flexibility of God; the topography at Ai; Joshua’s tactical maneuvers; Josh 8:1-11


Feb 7, 07

The Lord ‘counsels’ Joshua; Israel and Achan’s transgression; sin and fellowship cannot coexist; the consequences of sin; fire—the symbol of God’s judgment; Josh 7:10-26


Jan 31, 07

In our spiritual lives God expects our 100% involvement; Joshua recognizes something is wrong and through prayer works his way to the correct spiritual perspective; Joshua prays as Moses prayed; Josh 7:5-10; Deut 9:25


Jan 24, 07

God’s responses are judicial, not emotional; the Divine Decree; success and failure in our spiritual lives impacts those around us; the symptoms of Israel’s failure at Ai; Josh 7:1-4


Jan 17, 07

The Battle of Ai/Failure after Success; Israel, a picture if the individual believer; God’s anger― anthropopathisms and anthropomorphisms;  the impassibility of God; Josh 1:7


Jan 10, 07

Archeological evidence supports the truth of the Bible’s account of the fall of Jericho; Josh 6:15-27; Deut 9:1; Heb 11:30-31; Deut 4:34; (diagrams)


Jan 3, 07

The Lord gives specific instructions that when followed provide success; Joshua honors oath to Rahab; God’s  faithful to Rahab; curse on Jericho; Joshua exalted; Josh 6:22-27


Dec 27, 06

The significance of the ark of the covenant to Israel; order of the march; the destruction of Jericho and its dedication to the Lord; the rescue of Rahab and her family; the precision of God’s plan; Josh 6:12-23


Dec 20, 06

Josh 6:1-11; Jericho, a strategic victory before the battle is begun; triumphal march of the ark of the covenant, the King; the patience, trust, and obedience of Israel


Dec 13, 06

Continuity problems from structural management of the text; Joshua responds to his superior Commander; situation report on Jericho; the Lord’s guidance and provision; Josh 6:1-2


Nov 29, 06

The holy wars of the Lord; Joshua converses face to face with the Man of War; angels; Josh 5:13-14


Nov 8, 06

The lesson of manna; the sufficiency of Scripture; Josh 5:12; Lam 3:23; 2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:2-3


Nov 1, 06

Importance of the feasts; Attitude of the Jews in Egypt; Leaven; God provides daily needs of “what,” the grain of heaven; Josh 5:10-12; Ex 2:23-25; Lam 3:22-23


Oct 25, 06

John Calvin and the Swiss Reformers; prophetic significance of the feasts of Israel; Israel’s  future, precisely  shaped chronologically.


Oct 18, 06

Four wings of the Reformation; John Huss; Josh 5:10; Passover observance in Israel; the three spring feasts


Oct 11, 06

The Reformation; John Wycliffe; Josh 5; irrationality of the Exodus generation; carnality; Ps 66:16-20; led by the Spirit; redeeming the time; Eph 5:8-18


Oct 4, 06

The perspective of Israel from Abraham to Joshua; the reproach of Egypt; 38 years of training to learn to trust the Lord; Josh 5:8-9


Sep 27, 06

Circumcision, a national ritual; the reproach of Egypt; Josh 5:8-9


Sep 20, 06

Circumcision, sign of a holy nation; Josh 5: 7-8


Sep 13, 06

Canaanite fear allows Joshua to conduct three national rituals; preparation for Passover; no circumcision--the mark of spiritual fornication; Josh 5:1-6


Sep 6, 06

Joshua emphasizes knowledge of God; bad decisions of the Ex generation; miracle of the crossing of the Jordan a testimony to the world; Josh 4:23-24


Aug 30, 06

God’s chosen people; memorial stones and typology; Josh 4:20-23


Aug 22, 06

OT prophets; covenantal relationship, the Suzerain and vassal testimony to the world; timing for the Passover; the first date in mentioned Joshua; Josh 4: 15-19


Aug 16, 06

Joshua’s obedience; the urim and the tummim; five-part crossing; God exalts Joshua; Josh 4:10-14


Aug 9, 06

Memorial stones; teaching subsequent generations; stones analogous to death, burial , and resurrection of Christ; Josh 4:1-9


Aug 2, 06

Joshua’s obedience; memorial stones in the river and on the Land, a testimony to the grace and glory of God; Josh 4:1-3


Jul 26, 06

Lord, athon, is master; the ark takes up residence in the Jordan; the water is cut off; the people guide off the ark; the water stands in one heap;  the nation of Israel crosses over the Jordan on dry ground and enters the Land; Josh 3:12-17


Jul 19, 06

The Lord works through a sequence; developing faith through adversity; Josh 3:9-11


Jul 12, 06

Crossing the Jordan-training exercise; God emphasizes Joshua as new prophet and leader; Josh 3:6-8


Jul 05, 06

Emphasis on God’s moment-by-moment provision; preparation for crossing by sanctification; Josh 3:5


Jun 28, 06

Joshua receives his marching orders; maintaining distance from the ark of the covenant; Josh 3:4


Jun 21, 06

Israel’s focus on the ark of the covenant; Joshua relies on the Lord’s guidance; God’s hand in the minutia of history; Josh 3:1-3


Jun 14, 06

Rahab pleads with the recon team for the protection of her family based on hesed; Josh 2:12-21


Jun 7, 06

How Rahab became a believer of the God of Israel; hearts of the Canaanites are melted; Josh 2:8-12


May 31, 06

Unavoidable moral conflicts; prostitution; Jericho anticipated attack from Israel; Josh 2:1-7


May 24, 06

Higher and lower moral laws and the believer’s obligation; Josh 2:1-7


May 17, 06

Biblical ethics and Rahab’s ‘lie’; Scripture commends Rahab for her belief; historical reality in the light of spiritual belief; Josh 2:1-7


May 10, 06

Rahab believes in Yahweh; her  ‘lie’ and six ethical positions; Josh 2:2-7


May 3, 06

Faith in God and the recon team; the sovereignty of God and the free will of man ; Josh 2:1; Num 10:28-32


Apr 26, 06

Recon mission into the Land; Rahab, the prostitute; Josh 2:1


Apr 19, 06

Joshua obeys the commands of the Lord and prepares Israel to move in a military formation; Josh 1:13;-18; Ex 13: 18; Num 32:17


Apr 12, 06

Chronology of Joshua; preparations to move into the Land; Josh 1:10-13


Apr 5, 06

Commission of Joshua; Josh 1:7-9


Mar 29, 06

Three themes in Joshua: continuity of God’s plan, authority of Scripture, and the principle of holy war; God’s promise to Joshua; Josh 1:1-6


Mar 22, 06

Transition from Moses to Joshua; “servant of the Lord”; God’s promise and Israel’s obedience; Josh 1:1-3


Mar 8, 06

Introduction to Joshua cont.: outline of the book


Mar 1, 06

Introduction to Joshua cont.: date and historical setting; purpose of the book; Ex, Num, Deut


Feb 22, 06

Introduction to Joshua cont.: title; place in canon


Feb 15, 06

Introduction to Joshua: background, authorship