* The manna was done and now the Israelites were to feed themselves differently. * Part of maturing is how you feed yourself. * This is about WHAT and HOW: * WHAT: * Babies are fed milk. Crawlers are fed baby food. Toddlers are fed a mix of both. * Adolescents eat what tastes good, teens start to think about it more, adults fully embrace healthy lifestyles. * HOW: * Babies, crawlers, and toddlers don’t feed themselves - mom and dad have to do that. * Adolescents and teens can eat on their own, but they don’t prepare it. * Adults have to shop, fix, and eat their own food. * The same is true with our spiritual walk. * WHAT are you eating and HOW are you eating it? * Eating a steady diet of your own choice of music and lots of TV? You’re being a kid. * Do you require a preacher to explain everything to you or are you capable of studying things on your own?
Joshua 5:12 (3/29/18)
March 29, 2018 • Benham Brothers
Joshua 1 (4/16/14)
Move Toward Obedience • April 16, 2014 • Benham Brothers
God commanded Joshua to cross the Jordan but He didn't tell him how. Joshua didn't wait for a plan - he moved toward obedience before he knew how. Joshua's focus was on the God of plans and not the plan of God. Luke 17:14-15 - Ten lepers were cleansed in their "going." Joshua 3:4 - He didn't know the plan, but he did know that God must go first! God gave him the plan only after he moved toward obedience. The Jordan River was at flood stage right now - the odds were stacked against them crossing it. Joshua could have gone first and got his men to start building rafts to get the people across. When the soles of the priests feet touched the Jordan the waters stopped several miles away in a town called Adam.
Joshua 1:7-9 (3/31/16)
Marching Orders • March 31, 2016 • Benham Brothers
• Moses was dead - Joshua took over. • The Israelites were about to enter the Promised Land. • God encouraged Joshua and the people with a very specific command: • Be Courageous, Hold to God's Word, Be Courageous. • He sandwiched His Word between the command to be courageous. • Like a PBJ in between two slices of bread. • God's Word apart from courage wasn't going to take the land, and being courageous apart from God's Word wouldn't do it either. • If we want to enter the land of promise for us it will take courage and God's Word. • God's Word apart from Courage makes a teacher. • God's Word with Courage makes a father (1 Corinthians 4:15)! • We need fathers today like Joshua. • Father’s speak it, think it, do it.