Pastor Frank Damazio
Joshua 1:1-2; Joshua 12:1; Deuteronomy 9:1-3
Turbulent times are opportunities for wise leaders to accomplish God's purposes. There are many tensions today because of the cross-currents in our culture that resist almost everything we are endeavoring to accomplish. There are tensions because of certain traditional baggage that needs to be expelled. Transitional times in church, culture and global economy is a time for Joshua Leadership. Joshua Leadership is people who know how to interpret the times, the spiritual climate, the prophetic signs and their own cultural contexts. However, it isn't enough to simply know the signs of the times; Joshua Leadership must also know what to do about them.
I. JOSHUA LEADERSHIP PREPARES AND SUCCESSFULLY LEADS GOD'S PEOPLE THROUGH MULTI-FACETED TRANSITIONS
A. THE TENSION OF STANDING BETWEEN TWO ERAS
Josh. 1:1 2 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it came to pass that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant, saying: "Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them the children of Israel."
1. "A historian once argued that history has its hinges or plastic moments, those in between periods of overlap. The Apostle Paul talked about his living in the overlap of the ages when the old has gone but the new has not yet arrived and when the course of history is more open to shaping and steering than at any other time. The postmodern era is such a period of plasticity. We are living in an era obsessed with origins and endings." (Faithquakes by Leonard Sweet)
2. "History is filled with instances when powerful leaders have failed to change in order to meet the challenges of the future." (Leighton Ford)
• Vanguard: One who advances ahead into the future, forerunner, stand in the gap between two generations.
• In the Old Testament it was Joshua. In the New Testament it was John ...
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