“CONSCIOUS AND INTENTIONAL MINISTRY: DOING WHO I AM”

TITLE:  EXERCISING FAITH OVER FEAR – PASTOR MARTIN CHILDS JR. D. MIN.

TITLE:  EXERCISING FAITH OVER FEAR

TEXT: JOSHUA 10:1-15

INTRODUCTION

  1. People are saying, “God is doing something in this.” or :”God is saying something in this.”
  2. Let us be clear, God did not just start doing and talking
  3. God said, “Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged.”
  4. It is the difference between 4 and 2?
  5. The king of Jerusalem heard how Joshua totally destroyed Ai as he did Jericho
  6. The king heard that Gibeon had made peace with Israel
  7. The king convinced four other kings to help him attack Gibeon
  8. The Gibeonites called on Joshua to assist them
  9. Joshua and his entire army, including his mighty men of valor, came…

GOD WAS SPEAKING “WHAT WAS” WHILE JOSHUA WAS SEEKING “WHAT WILL”

  1. God said, “I have given you the victory…” before Joshua started fighting
  2. God was already in the future watching it happen
  3. God has given you the victory before you start fighting
  4. Do not focus on what you see. Focus on what God said

GOD SAID WHAT GOD SAID

  1. Joshua 1:5, “No one shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life
  2. Joshua 10:8, “Not one of them shall stand before you
  3. Aren’t you glad that God says what He said?
  4. Even more, aren’t you glad that God does what He said?

GOD DOES WHAT GOD SAID

  1. God threw them into confusion before Israel who
  2. Defeated them at Gibeon
  3. Chased them along the road to Beth Horon and struck them down
  4. God threw down large hailstones from heaven (more died from the hailstones than the children of Israel killed with the sword)
  5. God causes the sun to stand still for Joshua

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