Have Courage: God is with us
Before taking possession of the Promised Land, God reminded Israel and their leader Joshua, ‘I am with you.’
As we see in this message, the presence of God is the basis of our strength and boldness as we face challenges in life and enter into more deeply into the promises of God to the church.
We can be assured of God’s promises to us because they come to us through the person and work of Jesus Christ: he is the true and better leader of God’s people that Joshua was ultimately pointing towards.
Jesus leads his people to the greater Promised Land of a new heavens and earth, and so when we join him on mission, we are guaranteed ultimate success (Matthew 28:20).
Main text: Joshua 1:1-18