THE BACKGROUND & BREAKDOWN OF JOSHUA:
THE REALITY TO FACE IN LIFE (1:1-6)
Joshua face 3 things before moving forward:
1) He face the death of a leader, mentor, & friend (1:1)
2) He knew that God's plan wasn't finished yet with him & God's people (1:2-4)
3) He came to grips that success & new life can only come by the Lord (1:5-6)
THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS (1:7-9)
3 crucial keys:
1) FAITH - be strong & courageous in the Lord
"If I want to be successful in God's eyes I need a faith that's bigger than my fears."
2) WORD OF GOD - be in His Word daily to obey it
"The Bible is God's recipe for success, don't ignore it!"
2 Tim. 3:16-17
3) PERSEVERANCE - be steady through it all because God is in control
"Perseverance happens because the prize to gain is greater than the pain to endure."