Sermon Notes Jan. 22, 2023
Israel’s Report Card
Pastor Val @ Renewal
The ____________ of the land “I will give you” (Joshua 1:3-4).
Your military advances must be accompanied by a close and ______________ Joshua1:7-8, Joshua 23:5-6
This promise-relying-obedience—what we could call __________________________
Israel _____________ enter into covenants with other nations, serve their gods, or intermarry with them (23:7, 12).
True discipleship is radical and ________-_________
It is hard to be truly brave without ________ in God.
Faith in God’s promises means not always following the ________, ___________ path.
Israel, at this point, is faithful but ________.
Their discipleship is ____________.
Common Sense vs. ____________Sense
Judges 1:3-12 & 17-19
Judah’s alliance with Simeon is natural for two reasons.
First, Judah and Simeon, were _____________ Gen 29:33, 35
Second, the allotment of Simeon’s territory _________ the grant of Judah Josh 19:1–9
In the ancient world everyone, even pagans, perceived life_______________.
Instead of looking to Yahweh for ethical guidance, the Israelites use the___________ as models when deciding how to treat captives.
Common, but ___________, sense, begins to prevail here.
It is not our lack of ___________ that prevents us from enjoying God’s blessings, or from worshiping God wholeheartedly; it is our lack of ________ in his strength.
It is halfway discipleship, and Judges will show us that it leads to no discipleship at all.
REPORT CARD (Failed!)
_________________ trumps obedience.
God ________Judges 2:1-5
You Have _____________
Through what they ______ done And through what they ___________ done:
Partial obedience leads to _____-_________.
Can’t, or _______? 1 Corinthians 10:13
Three general categories of “Can’t” Justifications for Disobedience:
- Forgiveness: I can’t _________this, or him, or her. (Matthew 18:35).
- Difficult truth-telling: I just can’t ______him the truth. (Ephesians 4:15, 25).
- Temptation: I can’t _+________doing this, though I know it is wrong.
The _________ of our disobedience is essentially failing to remember who he is.
When we make something into an idol, it continually makes us miserable.
Idols _______ us and ________us.
God is holy and just and cannot __________ or live with or bless evil.
God is loving and faithful and cannot _________ the loss of people he has committed himself to. Exodus 34:6-7, Hosea 11:1-11, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 3:26
Instead of making this the land of ____________ of God, they become like the people of the _________
Disobedience breeds ____________ failure.
God did not designate herem on the Canaanites to eliminate the Canaanite culture per se but to eliminate the Canaanite _____________ influence. Exodus 22:20, Deuteronomy 7:26, Deuteronomy 13:16-18, 1 John 5:14-15
At the end of the day, Israel ________the covenant.