Last Sunday we began a study through the book of Joshua called “Divide & Conquer.” We covered the behind-the-scenes info on Joshua, the book, and Joshua, the man. If you missed it, you can download it in our teaching archive.
Our study through Joshua isn’t just the start of a another book though. I believe it’s the beginning of a revolution.
I’ve been praying about this book for months now and I believe that the book of Joshua is a pivotal study for Awaken Church.
Joshua has been a book that God has taken me to and encouraged me through many times since we moved to Clarksville 2 years ago. I’ve been encouraged by Joshua’s faith, determination, and reliance on God’s promises and presence.
I’ve also been intrigued by Joshua’s strategies and the boldness of his prayers. Although many battle were fought in a typical military way, many were not. He was constantly strategizing about how to take down the enemy in the biggest, most God-glorifying way possible. That’s what I want to be all about.
I also believe the story of Joshua parallels the story of Awaken Church in a few ways. For one, one of their first steps of faith in claiming the Promised Land was passing through a flooding river. Been there. Done that. Check.
In a way, Clarksville is our Canaan. It’s the land that I feel God is raising Awaken Church up to conquer (spiritually, not physically). as we rally behind the truth of God’s promises and the steadfastness of His presence, “no man shall be able to stand before us” (Joshua 1:5).
I’m praying that we would be a Joshua 24:24 church: “The Lord our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!” If we would live that out, we will see God do unbelievable things in this city and beyond.
This is more than a Sunday morning Bible study. I believe this to be the beginning of a revolution in the city of Clarksville. If you’re in the Clarksville area, you need to join us on Sunday mornings at 10am and be a part of what God is doing.
Also, I just learned that good friend of mine and gifted Bible teacher, Levi Lusko, is also taking his church through Joshua beginning this Sunday. You can catch what God is doing in Kalispell, MT and the Flathead Valley through Fresh Life Church at freshlifechurch.com.