Lessons from the Desert (part 4) * Pastor Jerry Ghirardo * 6/3/2018

Be Strong and Courageous

Joshua 1:1-19

1. When we are following the Lord, nothing will be able to STAND against us!

Joshua 1:5 - "As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will never leave you nor forsake you."

2 Kings 6:16 - "Elisha said, 'Don't be afraid, those who are with us are more than those who are against us.'"

Psalm 27:1 - "The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear?"

2. The Lord commands us to move out and to be STRONG and COURAGEOUS.

Joshua 1:6 - "Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land..."

Joshua 1:7 - "Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go."

Joshua 1:9 - "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid...for the Lord your God goes with you wherever you go."

Psalm 31:24 - "Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord."

I Corinthians 15:58 - "Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor is not in vain."

3. To gain new ground in the Lord, we have to follow all of SCRIPTURE.

Joshua 1:8  - "Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful."

Hebrews 4:12 - "For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow..."

Luke 11:28 - "He replied, 'Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."

2 Timothy 3:16 - "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness."