“Who is Redemption?”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Joshua 1:6-18

Redemption Bible Church marks the start of 2017 with Pastor Jason Mayhall unpacking the first chapter of Joshua. Joshua had been Moses’ right-hand man but he had not been a leader of men. This chapter starts with Moses passing away and God telling Joshua that he is now responsible for leading his people to the Promised Land. Joshua, like anyone suddenly pressed into that position, must have had feelings of uncertainty, fear, and doubt. These passages of the Gospel remind us that in times of stress, God is there with us as the foundation – the rock we can build upon. To help Joshua overcome his fear, God reminds Joshua he’s been given a code to live by. He also has a community to gather with and a righteous cause to pursue. As we look at our lives at the start of 2017, many of us are starting new endeavors, setting resolutions, and seeking to overcome challenges in our lives. We can see ourselves in the guidance God gave Joshua. We all have the same Christian code to live by, community to gather with, and cause to unite behind. We must know, similar to Joshua, we can rely on God to help us overcome any uncertainty and doubt we might fear.