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Joshua

The first chapter of Joshua begins with the death of Moses. And Moses is going to be a very hard act to follow: he led the nation of Israel for forty years, out of Egypt and through the wilderness, and … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Crossing the Jordan

At long last, the Israelites are standing on the east bank of the River Jordan – as close to Canaan as they can possibly get without getting wet. And there they pause, to prepare themselves for what is to come. … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Giving up

Numbers 13 & 14 After just a few weeks on the march, Israel reach the oasis of Kadesh-Barnea, on the border of Canaan, and are within sight of their destination! However, none of them know anything about Canaan; not even … Continue reading

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‘I fell at His feet as though dead’

Revelation 1:17 “When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead. Then He placed His right hand on me and said, ‘Do not be afraid…’” The terrifying presence of God (Leviticus 9:23,24) The Israelites had made and … Continue reading

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Who is Yahweh? The God who keeps His promises

The story continues… Part 25 (Joshua 23,24) When Joshua makes his farewell address (Joshua 23) to all the tribal chiefs and representatives – the men who will be responsible for leading the nation after his death – he says nothing of … Continue reading

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Who is Yahweh? A God who does not take sides

The story continues… Part 24 (Joshua 5,6) A generation after the rebellion at Kadesh-Barnea, the Israelites finally enter the land God has promised to them. However, Canaan is occupied by other peoples who do not acknowledge God’s sovereignty and who will … Continue reading

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Into the valley

The valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23:4) Many people think that Psalm 23 was composed while David was fleeing from his son Absalom (II Samuel 15-17). After a tense few days travelling from Jerusalem and crossing the Jordan, … Continue reading

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