Each study in the God’s Word for Today series provides an in-depth exploration of a book of the Bible. Each session includes:
background information on the book of the Bible, its author, audience, occasion, and purpose;
learning experiences that promote exciting and challenging discussions;
notes for leaders that answer questions, suggest a learning process, and provide additional information;
discussion starters that help participants apply God’s Word to their daily lives.
(11 sessions) Behind the historical details and the epic battles recorded in the Book of Joshua lies a covenant of grace, God’s promise that He made with Abraham and his descendents forever. Although covering a time span of only about thirty years, the Book of Joshua points forward in time to another Joshua—Jesus of Nazareth—who’s coming is significant forever. In both rite and event, Joshua both anticipates the fulfillment of Abraham’s promise in Christ. In this study you will learn:
the importance of the land promised to Abraham and its connection to and fulfillment in the coming Messiah;
the seriousness of sin as exemplified by the destruction of the great city of Jericho and of the inhabitants of Canaan;
the sweetness of God’s grace as shown to those finding sanctuary in the cities of refuge and especially to Rahab and her family.