“THE TOOL BOX”
The Natural Man/Boy vs. The Spiritual Man/Boy
(flesh) vs (faith)
MEN GOD CHOOSES FOR HIS GREATNESS
THE BIG IDEA: To review men in the Bible that God called and used in His service to make Him great among men.
BIBLE FACT: God uses His own sovereignty to process and to call whom He wills into His employment to represent and to serve Him.
How God Chooses The Man
God calls the man (Divine invitation)
God breaks the man (Divine motivation)
God makes the man (Divine dedication)
God blesses the man (Divine inspiration)
God uses the man (Divine exaltation)
Joshua: God’s Humble, Loyal Rising Star Leader
(Identifying The Rising Star Leader In You)
In order to be a leader, a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence. Hence the supreme quality of a leader is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, on a football field, in an army, or in an office. If a man’s associates find him guilty of phoniness, if they find that he lacks forthright integrity, he will fail. His teachings and actions must square with each other. The first great need, therefore, is integrity and high purpose.—Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bits & Pieces, September 15, 1994, p. 4.
Joshua gets his opportunity to step up and lead; Chapter 1
Joshua’s leadership wisdom and the second survey of the land; Chapter 2
Joshua leads with courage in the Lord in the eyes of the people; Chapter 3
Joshua prepares the people for the vision for the next step of the journey; v.1
Joshua shared the vision with other faithful leaders and they helped share the vision with the people; v.2
Joshua’s leaders share the details of the vision; vv.3,4
Joshua demonstrates that he understands that the success of their journey is spiritual; vv.5,6
Joshua is given assurance by God of His presence for the sake of the people; v.7
Joshua demonstrates his understanding for obedience; vv.8,9