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It’s Time to Begin the Book of Joshua {Intro and Resources for Joshua 1-5}

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Cue the Confetti!  It’s time to begin!!!  I am so excited to begin the Book of Joshua with all of you!

We are about to embark on a wonderful journey as we see the wonders of God’s hand through the parting of the Jordan, the walls of Jericho falling and the sun standing still. May we stand in awe at the powerful God we serve.

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The Book of Joshua Overview

This book is broken into two main parts. The first is a narrative of events surrounding the conquest of Canaan. The second part is the assignment and settlement of the land. It concludes with Joshua’s farewell speech.

Joshua was committed to obeying God and obedience is a central theme of the book. It is the central theme of Joshua’s life and his final charge (Joshua 24:15).

As we read the book of Joshua, lets make a commitment – a commitment to obey the Words of the Lord. Let’s commit to follow where He leads, and be the kind of leader that brings others into His Kingdom.

Purpose: To give the history of Israel’s conquest of the Promised Land.

Author: It is assumed Joshua wrote this entire book, except for the end. Commentaries say, that the high priest, who was an eyewitness of these events might have written the ending.

Time Period: The precise time is not clear. An estimate is 1050 BC

Key Verse: Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Outline:

  1. Entering the Promise Land (1:1-5:12) – Joshua demonstrated his faith in God as he took up the challenge to lead the nation. Israel re-confirms their commitment to God and their obedience as they cross over the Jordan. For us, we need to cross from our old life, to our new life in Jesus Christ. We need to put off our old selfish desires and possess all God has planned for us. This will require us to conquer some strongholds in our life, just as Israel conquered the nations that were in the Promised Land. We need courage to live this life of faith.

2.Conquering the Promised Land (5:13-12:24) – Joshua and his army moved from city to city conquering the land and destroying evil. We too need to conquer the evil and strongholds in our lives.

  1. Dividing the Promised Land (13:1-24:33) – Joshua pleads with Israel to worship God alone and to follow the example that Joshua has left. They have seen the mighty hand of God at work but they were prone to wandering. We have seen God work in our lives, yet our hearts still wander. We must renew our commitment to love and obey Him above all else.

Themes:

Faith: The children of Israel demonstrated their faith in God daily to save and guide them. They looked at how God had been faithful in the past to help them stay focused in the present. We can have strength to follow God as we remember His promises. Faith starts with believing He can be trusted.

Leadership: Joshua is a clear picture of Jesus Christ. He is also an example of an excellent leader. He was confident in the Lord and obeyed His voice. To be a strong leader, we must be ready to listen and obey. Strong leaders are good followers of God.

Conquest: God commanded his people to conquer Canaan. This was to be a fulfillment of the promise that God made to Abraham. They were to do it completely but they never finished the task. We too need to be willing to conquer sin and evil in our lives, and continue to work at it until the job is finished.

Printable Bible Bookmark – check off your reading each day!

Here is this week’s Bible Reading Plan:
Week One

Here are this week’s Group Discussion Questions

{If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection.}:
Joshua 1Joshua 2Joshua 3Joshua 4Joshua 5

To print the 24 Discussion Questions for Joshua – click here.

The Verses of the Day:

I encourage you to choose which verse you’d like to memorize or meditate on.  The printable below includes all 5 verses of the day — for the entire week!  Print and cut them out and put them in the bathroom, kitchen, beside your bed and computer and use them for meditation throughout the week.

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8

Day 1

Joshua 1

Day 2

GMG Josh 2-11[1]

Day 3

Joshua 3

Day 4

GMG Josh 4-24[1]

Day 5

Joshua 5

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Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Joshua 1-5

Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:

Here is the SOAK method I refer to in the video:

SOAK graphic

And the Bible Coloring  Bookmark:

Bible Coloring Chart Bookmark 2Click HERE to Print the full page Coloring Chart
or here for the Bookmark Coloring Chart

Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:

Bible Hi-Glider Highlighters
Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Crayola Twistable Colored Pencils
ESV Inductive Study Bible
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Daily Check-Ins on Facebook and Instagram!

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For Further Reading
The GMG Leadership Team is Blogging Through the Bible Too! Visit their blogs here:
Becoming a Godly Wife – Bridget
Misty Leask – Misty
Rosilind Jukic – Rosilind
Worshipful Living – Mandy

Have a wonderful week in God’s Word – I’ll see you back here on the blog this Friday as we go deeper into God’s Word together!

Walk with the King,

Courtney

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21 Comments

  1. My husband is 32 yrs old and plans on joining Good Mornings Guys and studying the book of Joshua with me! (Im so glad your nephew is
    leading guys through reading the Bible!)

    I’m excited about diving into this book with my husband and with you all! 🙂

  2. I am joining for my first book study. I am looking forward to it as I had to decline from joining small groups this time around due to other commitments, including my own blog and cooking school – thanks to God. Looking forward to the next month!!! Thanks for doing this 🙂

  3. I’ve never done a study with Good Morning Girls before. I have been on the site before but never jumped into a study. I’m giving this one a shot! Looking forward to it!!

    1. You just do the daily reading and SOAK a passage of your choosing.

      Then you can either (1) join a group and post your SOAK or what God showed you in the passage and read the input of other ladies, (2) go to Courtney’s Instagram page to share and read thoughts or (3) to to her Facebook page to discuss the assignment.

      Here are instructions on the SOAK method: https://womenlivingwell.org/2015/01/how-to-use-soak-bible-study-method-bible-coloring-chart/

      Links to the Instragram and Facebook are in her post above.

  4. Hi, this is my first time doing this kind of bible study.
    The verse that stood out to me today is Yosua 2:1b.
    Verse 1b of Yosua 2 is telling us: “So the two man set out and came to the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there that night.”
    God uses people like Rahab to accomplish his great purposes.
    In Romans 2:11 we read: “For God does not show favoritism.”
    We can read this also in Colossians 3:25 and Acts 10:34.
    Many thanks for your support.

    1. Yes, it is so easy to judge the past of others. But God does not care about our past, but our future. And anyone who turns to Him He will accept and use for His purposes.

      He is also a God of redemption. Rehab was one of I think only 3 women listed in the genealogy of Christ. What a statement of God’s love, redemption and acceptance.

  5. Thanks Ladies for this time of going deep in Gods word. What spoke to me in chapter 5 is that they were circumsused. For me this means cutting away all the dead things of the past. So often we tend to take all this baggage with us when God is saying cut the chord, cut the connection. God wants to move us into new territory and He can only do this when we let go of what is behind us and trust Him to take us forward. Joshua 5:9 Today! Thank U Father for Your lovingkindness.
    What I do also is play the word aloud in my home and let the word of God fill the place.

  6. Courtney,

    I have been having a rough start to the month. I went online today because I actually didn’t start the reading on Monday AND the first chapter of Joshua was everything I needed. God’s timing is so perfect.

  7. Wow. This is my first time on this website. Followed Courtney’s you tube and now I feel inspired to get started on this new path. I will follow along without a group but hope to create one in the future. Thank you Lord for leading me to this site.

  8. I just bought your workbook from Amazon on Ecclesiastes. I didn’t realize you already did the study last year. I’m new to the Bible and to Facebook or any of the social media websites. Do you still have videos for me to watch that go along with this work book study? I need all the help I can get on understanding different verses in the Bible.

  9. Hello, so I just started using the coloring chart and was doing a study through Joshua. Some of the passages I’m not sure what color to use. For example, chapter 2. Any advice would be awesome! Thank you!

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