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Christ In The Old Testament

A Captain Courageous

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | June 29, 1975

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Joshua, leading the Israelites from the wilderness into Canaan, foreshadows Jesus and the salvation He offers to the world. Joshua conquered his enemies and claimed his inheritance for Israel. Like him, we, through Christ, can conquer the enemy of death and claim our riches that God has provided for those who believe in Jesus.

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.

Looking at Joshua as a picture of Jesus

Joshua means Jehovah (Jesus) is salvation

Joshua is known for three great achievements that Jesus also achieved:

  • Jesus, like Joshua, helps us to enter into the Promised Land
    • Egypt is a picture of the world, lost and in bondage
    • Canaan is a picture of the inheritance, deliverance
    • The wilderness is in between Egypt and Canaan.
    • The law (Moses) couldn’t take the Israelites into the land, but Joshua could
    • Jesus is our Joshua
    • Coming out of Egypt means Jesus died for me; going into Canaan means dying to sin through Christ.
  • Through Christ we conquer the enemy
    • We are all facing our own Jericho—a problem that seems impossible
    • Christ can enable us to conquer
    • Dwell in the promises of God
    • Overconfidence, hidden sin, or not waiting for God’s guidance can bring defeat
  • Through Christ we claim our inheritance
    • Too many people think salvation is only a fire escape from damnation
    • We are rich in Christ; we have all that we need in Him
    • He gives according to His grace, mercy, and glory
    • We have so much in Christ but we live so little

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