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Israel is defeated by the small town of Ai. Joshua pleads with God trying to understand why this has happened. When Achan’s sin is known, it is dealt with properly and Israel returns to God’s ...

Israel is defeated by the small town of Ai. Joshua pleads with God trying to understand why this has happened. When Achan’s sin is known, it is dealt with properly and Israel returns to God’s favor. You will learn three lessons from this: 1) Jehovah knows my sin; 2) Overcoming defeat; and 3) Sin affects the community.

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  • Defeated at AiJoshua 7-8, CB OT p. 338 - 342
  • PromisesNo man shall be ableto stand before youI will be with you.I will not leave youor forsake you.You shall cause thispeople to inheritthe land
  • Promises ExpectationsNo man shall be able Be strong andto stand before you very courageousI will be with you. Being careful to doI will not leave you according to all theor forsake you. LawYou shall cause this Do not turn from itpeople to inherit to the right hand orthe land to the left
  • “Jehovah will cause yourenemies who rise against youto be defeated before you.They shall come out againstyou one way and flee beforeyou seven ways.” Deuteronomy 28.7 CB OT p. 313 ,
  • “Jehovah will cause you to bedefeated before your enemies.You shall go out one wayagainst them and flee sevenways before them.” Deuteronomy 28.25, CB OT p. 314
  • “By faith the walls of Jerichofell down after they had beenencircled for seven days.” Hebrews 11.30, CB NT p. 395
  • } Faith Obey HUMILITYEndure Victory!
  • Did Israel OBEYJehovah at Jericho?
  • Special Instructions... “Shout, for Jehovah has given you the city.”
  • Special Instructions... “And the city and all that is within it shall be devoted to Jehovah for destruction.”
  • Special Instructions... “Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are in her house shall live”
  • Special Instructions... “But you, keep yourselves from the things devoted to destruction”
  • Special Instructions... “lest when you have devoted them you take any of the devoted things”
  • Special Instructions... “and make the camp of Israel a thing for destruction and bring trouble upon it.”
  • Special Instructions... “But all silver and gold, and every vessel of bronze and iron, are holy to Jehovah
  • Special Instructions... “they shall go into the treasury of Jehovah.”
  • “devoted to destruction” “The basic meaning is the exclusion of an object from the use or abuse of man and its irrevocable surrender to God.” (Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, Vol. 1, p. 324)
  • “devoted to destruction” “But you, keep yourselves from the things devoted to destruction...”
  • “devoted to destruction” “But you, keep yourselves from the things devoted to destruction...” “and make the camp of Israel a thing for destruction and bring trouble upon it.”
  • Did Israel OBEY Jehovah at Jericho?“BUT...
  • Did Israel OBEY Jehovah at Jericho?Victory b u t. . . Defeat
  • “But the people of Israelbroke faith in regard to thedevoted things”
  • “for Achan ... took some ofthe devoted things.”
  • “And the anger of Jehovahburned against the peopleof Israel.”
  • “The people of Israelbroke faith in regard tothe devoted things” “committed a trespass” ASV, KJV, NKJV “acted unfaithfully” NASV, NIV
  • “The people of Israelbroke faith in regard tothe devoted things”“the breaking or violation “committed a trespass”of religious law was a NKJV ASV, KJV,conscious act of treachery” “acted unfaithfully” NASV, NIV
  • “The people of Israelbroke faith in regard tothe devoted things”“commit a trespass” means “committed a trespass”to act unfaithfully, to break ASV, KJV, NKJVa contract. “acted unfaithfully” NASV, NIV
  • “The people of Israelbroke faith in regard tothe devoted things”The general idea is “committed a trespass”defection or unfaithfulness. ASV, KJV, NKJV “acted unfaithfully” NASV, NIV
  • “Did not Achan the son ofZerah break faith in thematter of devoted things,and wrath fell upon all thecongregation of Israel?And he did not perish alonefor his iniquity.” Joshua 22.20, CB OT p. 365
  • “Did not Achan the son ofZerah break faith in thematter of devoted things,and wrath fell upon all thecongregation of Israel?And he did not perish alonefor his iniquity.” Joshua 22.20, CB OT p. 365
  • Shiloh Am Gibeon Ai Gilgaler Jerichoakkedah Jebus ah Jarmuth Mt. Ne
  • “And they fled beforethe men of Ai, and the men of Ai killed about thirty-six of their men” Joshua 7. 4-5, CB OT p. 338
  • “And the hearts of the people melted and became as water.” Joshua 7. 4-5, CB OT p. 338
  • “Alas, O Lord Jehovah”
  • “Why have you brought thispeople over the Jordan at all, to give us into the hands of the Amorites, to destroy us?
  • “Would that we hadbeen content to dwell beyond the Jordan!”
  • “Oh Lord, what can Isay, when Israel has turned their backs before their enemies!
  • “For the Canaanites andall the inhabitants of the land will hear of it and will surround us and cut off our name from theearth. And what will Youdo for Your great name?”
  • “Get up!Why have you fallen on your face?”
  • “Israel has sinned;
  • “they have transgressed my covenant that Icommanded them; theyhave taken some of the devoted things;
  • “they have stolenand lied and put them among their own belongings.
  • “Therefore thepeople of Israel cannot stand before their enemies.
  • “They turn their backs before their enemies, because theyhave become devoted to destruction.
  • “I will be with youno more, unless youdestroy the devotedthings from among you.
  • “Get up! Consecratethe people and say,
  • “‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow; for thus says Jehovah, God ofIsrael, “There are devoted things in your midst, O Israel. You cannot standbefore your enemies until you take away the devoted things from among you.”
  • “In the morning therefore you shall be brought near by your tribes. And the tribe that Jehovah takes by lot shall come near by clans. And the clan thatJehovah takes shall come near by households. And the household thatJehovah takes shall come near man by man.
  • “And he who is takenwith the devoted thingsshall be burned with fire, he and all that he has, because he has transgressed the covenant of Jehovah,and because he had done an outrageous thing in Israel.”
  • Jehovah knowsabout my sin.
  • But if you will not do so, behold, youhave sinned against the LORD,and be sure your sin will find you out. Numbers 32:23, CB OT p. 261
  • “Whoever conceals his transgressionswill not prosper, but he who confessesand forsakes them will obtain mercy.” Proverbs 28:13, CB OT p. 1041
  • Overcoming Defeat
  • My sin may affectour community.
  • “Let each of you look not only to hisown interests, but also to the interestsof others.” Philippians 2. , CB NT p. 346 4
  • “Purge the evil personfrom among you.” 1 Corinthians 5.13, CB NT p. 294
  • “And have mercy on those who doubt;save others by snatching them out ofthe fire; to others show mercy with fear,hating even the garment stained by theflesh.” Jude 1.22-23, CB NT p. 431
  • 1. Jehovah knows our sin.2. Overcome defeat.3. Some sin may hurt all of us.
  • Will today be theday you decide to go to heaven?
  • Lesson slideshows (with notes) and audio can be found at:www.churchofchristmiranda.com
  • Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Defeat at Ai: http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/tanach/albom/albom-2.htmJoshua before the ark: http://marwil-n-llasos.blogspot.com/2010/07/viva-pit-senor.htmlMap: Manna Bible mapsAchan stealing: http://eborg3.com/Graphics/06-Joshua/0-Joshua2.htmAchan discovered: http://eborg3.com/Graphics/06-Joshua/0-Joshua2.htmSin: iStock_000006070498Invisible man: http://www.braish.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/invisible-man-liu-bolin-supermarket.jpgBlack Sheep: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/808721Blue man: iStock_000007497062Yeast: iStock_000008463296Chess: http://www.flickr.com/photos/blegg/2463200325/sizes/l/in/photostream/Out the Door: http://www.sodahead.com/entertainment/lady-gaga-is-outside-your-door-what-would-you-do/question-1592573/?link=ibaf&q=out+the+door&imgurl=http://www.joemarfoglio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/bigstock_Kicked_Out_The_Door_8708500.jpg
  • Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Depressed man: iStock_000000053566Running man: iStock_000000237082
  • Compiled and Presented by:Be Strong and Courageous Dave Stewart 4 December, 2011#08 Las Cruces, NM www.churchofchristmiranda.com Defeated at Ai Joshua 7 Synopsis: Israel is defeated by the small town of Ai. Joshua pleads with God trying to understand why this has happened. When Achan’s sin is known, it is dealt with properly and Israel returns to God’s favor. You will learn three lessons from this: 1) Jehovah knows my sin; 2) Overcoming defeat; and 3) Sin affects the community. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”