Welcome to Kendra Graham’s online Bible study. This is a place where women can come together and share their journey towards Scriptural truths and spiritual maturity. We pray this will be a safe, respectful, resourceful place to come and discuss God’s Word…to discover What it says…What it means…and What it means to you!
Kendra suggests you use the following process when studying Scripture. We have included an example of this process from John 1:1.
Step 1: Pray
Step 2: Read God’s Word (look at the passage)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Step 3: What Does God’s Word Say? (list the facts)
1 In the beginning the Word was with God and was God.
Step 4: What Does God’s Word Mean? (learn the lessons)
1 God‘s Word is not just ancient philosophy, it is eternal Truth.
Step 5: What Does God’s Word Mean to Me? (listen to his voice)
1 How do I view the Bible?
Kendra Graham NOTES from Joshua 8:18-22
FACTS from verses 18-22:
18. The LORD said to Joshua stretch out your javelin toward Ai, I will give it. 19. The men in ambush rose, entered the city, captured it, and set it on fire. 20a. The men of Ai turned and looked, the smoke of the city ascended to the sky. 20b. The people fleeing turned against the pursuers. 21. When Israel saw the city captured they slew the men of Ai. 22. They slew them until no one was left.
LESSONS from verses 18-22
The victory for God’s people is a complete victory… God is not in the business of giving a half-hearted victory, or mostly a victory, but the whole victory. The enemy MUST flee because of the great name of My God, and that name is Jesus who conquered the enemy once and for all. Joshua was careful to again… obey “all” immediately, without fight or question.
APPLICATION from verses 18-22
When have I settled to have part of the victory in an area of my life instead of total victory? Is there more ground to be conquered in a certain area of my life that I thought was “close enough” to closure but not complete? Am I obeying “mostly” or “partly” and then complaining that I am not experiencing “total victory”? Where is the battle in my life being fought and how does God want to bring glory to His name through it?
Share with us your lesson(s) and applications and what they mean to you.
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Homework for next week: Joshua 8: 23-29