Joshua: Unmovable Faith (9 of 12) by Steve Wagers

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Joshua: Unmovable Faith (9 of 12)
Series: Fantastic Faith
Steve N. Wagers
Hebrews 11:30
August 24, 2008

Sermon Outline
1. Joshua's Impeccable Character!
A) A Great Man by Name
B) A Godly Man by Nature
2. Joshua's Implacable Call!
A) A Specific Call
B) A Special Call
C) A Satisfying Call
D) A Successful Call
3. Joshua's Impossible Conquest!
A) The Obstacle that He Faced
B) The Orders that He Followed

Most of Hebrews 11 is concerned with individuals of great faith. It is a study of great Bible characters and the lives of faith they lived.

However, verses 29-30 are concerned with instances of great faith. Tucked away in these two short verses are two of the greatest feats ever witnessed by the children of Israel.

The first deals with the miraculous night when the children of Israel crossed the mighty waters of the Red Sea. The second deals with the great victory at Jericho where massive walls crumbled to the ground.

Between these 2 verses are 40 years of history detailed in the Old Testament, but passed over in Hebrews 11. The reason is that these 40 years were years of chastening because of the unbelief on the part of Israel.

The life of Joshua has been aptly described as when the 'immovable object meets the irresistible force.' In other words, during his life, and under his leadership, the "immovable object" of Jericho met the "irresistible force" of faith.

Let's examine our text and observe 3 things that stand out about the faith-life of Joshua.


James Montgomery Boice said of Joshua, "He has seldom been given the full credit he deserves as perhaps the greatest man of faith ever to set foot on the stage of human history. In fact, his brilliant career was a straightforward story of simply setting down one foot after another in quiet compliance with the commands of God." [1]

One of the things which stand out to me about Joshua is his impeccable character. Throughout out ...

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