Christ the King Community Church
Mindset, Part 2: Finding Joy in the Middle
January 23, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Joshua 6:1-14,

Mindset, Part 2: Finding Joy in the Middle

January 23, 2022 / Brian Behrends, Creative Pastor / Joshua 6:1-14

Minsdset
Finding Joy in the Middle of God Knows What

Joshua 6:1-5
       Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. 
       Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.”

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Joshua 6:6-14.
       
So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it.” And he ordered the army, “Advance! March around the city, with an armed guard going ahead of the ark of the Lord.” 
       
When Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets before the Lord went forward, blowing their trumpets, and the ark of the Lord’s covenant followed them. The armed guard marched ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard followed the ark. All this time the trumpets were sounding. 10 But Joshua had commanded the army, “Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!” 11 So he had the ark of the Lord carried around the city, circling it once. Then the army returned to camp and spent the night there.
       12 Joshua got up early the next morning and the priests took up the ark of the Lord. 13 The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the Lord and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ark of the Lord, while the trumpets kept sounding. 14 So on the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days. 

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Psalm 119:105.   (KING JAMES VERSION)
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
      and a light unto my path.

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If you’re not hearing God’s voice clearly in this season, then you should probably just keep doing the last thing he told you to do.
It’s not foolishness, it’s faithfulness.
– Bobbie Houston

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Small Group Questions

  1. What’s something in life that always seems to test your patience (traffic, long lines, etc.)? Why do you think that is?
  2. What’s something God invited you into that didn’t end up looking the way you thought it would look? How did that affect you?
  3. What do you do when progress is hard to see in your life or when you don’t know where the finish line is? How does that affect your relationship with God? 
  4. What’s something you can do when it feels like you’re stuck in the middle to keep you focused on moving towards God’s plan?
  5. How can we pray for you right now and throughout the week?

 

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