Joshua: People of God's Purpose

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Joshua: People of God's Purpose by David Jackman

Tracing the history of Israel’s conquest of the Promised Land, this commentary on the book of Joshua explores the fulfillment of God’s covenant promises to his chosen people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433511974
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 02/28/2014
Series: Preaching the Word Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Jackman (MA, Cambridge University) is a renowned Christian speaker and author. In addition to serving as a visiting lecturer at London’s Oak Hill Theological College, he is also a former president of The Proclamation Trust, a ministry dedicated to encouraging and equipping Bible teachers around the world.

R. Kent Hughes (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hughes is also a founder of the Charles Simeon Trust, which conducts expository preaching conferences throughout North America and worldwide. He serves as the series editor for the Preaching the Word commentary series and is the author or coauthor of many books. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, and have four children and an ever-increasing number of grandchildren.

Table of Contents

A Word to Those Who Preach the Word 11

Preface 13

1 Overture and Beginners (1:1, 2) 15

2 A Double Commissioning (1:3-18) 23

3 Inside Enemy Territory (2:1-24) 33

4 Wonders among You (3:1-17) 41

5 A Memorial Forever (4:1-5:1) 51

6 Essential Preparations (5:2-15) 59

7 The Battle That Wasn't (6:1-27) 67

8 Tragedy Strikes (7:1-26) 77

9 Conquest Resumed (8:1-29) 87

10 Covenant Renewed (8:30-35) 95

11 Flattering to Deceive (9:1-26) 103

12 No Day Like It (10:1-15) 113

13 The Southern Conquest (10:16-43) 123

14 The Northern Conquest (11:1-23) 129

15 Receiving the Inheritance (13:1-14:5) 135

16 Wholehearted Following (14:6-15; 15:13-19) 143

17 The Allotment of the Land (15:1-19:51) 153

18 Refuge and Residence (20:1-21:45) 161

19 Unity Reaffirmed (22:1-34) 167

20 Priorities for the Future (23:1-16) 173

21 The Inescapable Choice (24:1-33) 183

Epilogue 195

Notes 197

Scripture Index 201

General Index 209

Index of Sermon Illustrations 213

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Having been frustrated by so many learned Old Testament commentaries, which may be full of good scholarship but offer little help to preachers, it is a joy to recommend such a fine book, which is so clearly the work of someone who is a very fine preacher himself. It is marked by careful exegesis, which reveals the main thrust of Joshua as a whole and each major section without getting lost in unnecessary details. All the big questions the preacher and congregation will ask are addressed and there are excellent pointers to application. It provides fuel, not only for our preaching, but for our hearts and lives.”
Vaughan Roberts,Rector, St Ebbe’s, Oxford, England; Director, The Proclamation Trust; author, God's Big Picture

“Here is another excellent commentary, which combines great insights of exegesis, theology, relevance, and pastoral application. Every page is enriched by David’s extensive experience and wisdom in understanding and preaching the Bible. This commentary is ideal for those preparing to teach or preach the book of Joshua, as it is also invaluable for Christians who want to understand the book of Joshua and read it for personal encouragement. I praise God for David’s ministry.”
Peter Adam, Vicar Emeritus, St Jude’s Church, Carlton, Australia; author,Speaking God’s Words: A Practical Theology of Preaching

“This is a fine addition to the Preaching the Word series. Jackman combines pastoral sensitivity, erudition, and an experienced feel for the text to give us a guide through the life-changing book of Joshua.”
Josh Moody, Senior Pastor, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois; author, Journey to Joy: The Psalms of Ascent

“As a seasoned pastor and trainer of preachers, David Jackman has a long history of handling God’s Word in ways that benefit the Church. This volume on Joshua only adds to his legacy of gospel usefulness. David’s presentation of the text is clear and accessible. And the road he paves to Christ and the gospel can be trusted. Get it!”
David R. Helm, Pastor, Holy Trinity Church, Chicago; author, The Big Picture Story Bible

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