Taking Ground: A Study Through Joshua

The Book of Joshua stands as a turning point in the Old Testament. It’s a story of faithfulness and courage where God reveals Himself as a holy and just warrior fighting for His people and a promise keeper. It’s also a clear picture of our walk with God today.

Prepare the Promise

January 6, 2019 • Doug Sauder • Joshua 1, 1 Corinthians 10

In the first message of our series, “Taking Ground," Pastor Doug shares from Joshua 1 as Joshua is appointed leader of the people of Israel and given an amazing encouragement by God. We also explore how both God’s command and His promise to Joshua apply to us!

Meditating on the Master

January 9, 2019 • Jerry Sander • Joshua 1, 2 Timothy 3, Luke 4

In this message from Boca campus Pastor Jerry Sander, we'll explore practical tips and best practices for creating a consistent habit of studying and meditating on God’s Word.

A Mission of Highest Importance

January 13, 2019 • Chris Baselice • Joshua 2, Romans 10

In week two of our study through Joshua, Pastor Chris Baselice of our Plantation campus shares a powerful word from Joshua 2. In this message, we'll discover how God used an unlikely hero named Rahab, and how He wants to use you, no matter who you are or what you’ve done, to take ground and change the world.

Unlikely Heroes

January 16, 2019 • Doug Sauder • Joshua 2

In this message, Pastor Doug is joined by a panel to discuss some of the themes from Joshua 2, taking a deeper look into unlikely people God has used in amazing ways, both then and now!

Crossing Jordan

January 20, 2019 • Doug Sauder • Joshua 3

In this message, Pastor Doug will be sharing an update on Vision 2023 as we explore Joshua 3 and 4, the crossing of the Jordan, and the amazing work God did among the Israelites.

Remembering Your Miracles

January 23, 2019 • Reuben Ramsaran • Joshua 4, Psalm 77, Revelation 12

In this message, Pastor Reuben Ramsaran shares a powerful word about remembering all that God has done in our lives. We also discuss the importance of journaling and how we can set up our own "stones of remembrance.”


January 27, 2019 • Doug Sauder • Joshua 5, Genesis 17

As we continue our "Taking Ground" series, Pastor Doug explores Joshua 5 and the amazing and holy moment that took place just before the Israelites took the city of Jericho. In this message, we'll discover the importance of what took place at Gilgal and how we see the resurrection of Jesus parallel this moment.

The Invisible Made Visible

January 30, 2019 • Chris Baselice • Joshua 5, Daniel 3, Philippians 2

In this message, Pastor Chris Baselice of our Plantation campus shares a powerful word about how Jesus is a warrior who fights for us, a friend who suffers with us, and a Savior who rescues us.

Walls Fall Down

February 3, 2019 • Doug Sauder • Joshua 6

In this message, we explore the power of faith and obedience to the Lord even when we don’t understand and how faith allows us to share in God’s victories with Him. We also discover why we all have a Jericho in our lives and how the Lord wants to knock down walls and use us to take ground for His kingdom.

Don't Bury Your Secret

February 10, 2019 • Doug Sauder • Joshua 7, 2 Corinthians 7, Psalm 32

Continuing our "Taking Ground" series, Pastor Doug shares a powerful, timely message from Joshua 7. In this message, we see the secret sin of Achan catch up to him and lead to the deaths of 36 men, showing us that our sin doesn’t just hurt us and will never stay buried. We also discover the importance of accountability and confession.

Learning From Achan

February 13, 2019 • Reuben Ramsaran • Romans 10, 1 Peter 1, Hebrews 3

Continuing the discussion started with "Don't Bury Your Secret," Pastor Reuben Ramsaran takes a deeper dive into Achan's sin, how dangerous and easy the path into temptation can be, and how we can flee from temptation and press into the Lord in these moments.

Falling Forward

February 17, 2019 • Doug Sauder • Joshua 8, Deuteronomy 11

Our “Taking Ground” series continues as Pastor Doug shares from Joshua 8. In this message, we see Joshua and the Israelites learn from their previous failure at Ai and listen to the Lord on their way to a sweeping victory. We also see them renew their covenant with God as we discover why failure is such a good teacher and how it demonstrates our need to be fully dependent upon God.

Down But Not Out

February 20, 2019 • Chris Baselice • Joshua 8, Hebrews 12

In this message, Pastor Chris Baselice explains what the Bible tells us about second chances. Discover how to break free from self-inflicted suffering and how to walk the road of recovery and redemption.

Face Value

February 24, 2019 • Doug Sauder • Joshua 9

In this message, Pastor Doug shares from Joshua 9 as we explore the deception of the Gibeonites and how we can ensure we find ourselves in the truth, why we shouldn’t be so hasty to make oaths or promises, and the importance of keeping our word.

Making Great Decisions

February 27, 2019 • Greg Anderson • Joshua 9, 1 Kings 3

Making decisions is a key part of daily life. We all know this. But do you have a strategy for how you make decision? In this message, Community Life Pastor Greg Anderson explores the importance of wisdom and discernment in our spiritual life.