JOSHUA 1: THE LORD IS OUR LEADER
I'm excited to announce a new preaching series at The Journey called "FOLLOW THE LEADER."
In The Journey Bible Project we have come to Joshua, so during this series we will be studying Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and 1-2 Samuel, looking at the lives and partnerships with God of people in these narratives in scripture.
Some good news as we start this series is that I’m not THE leader. Jill and I walk for exercise and enjoyment, and sometimes one of us gets ahead, and the other either catches up or reminds the one ahead to slow down. Brings to mind the long bumper sticker. "Don’t lead, I’ll wander off bored. Don’t follow, I’ll get us lost. Walk beside me and we’ll cause trouble together!"
Well, we certainly must learn to walk together, but one of the things this does when we learn to walk side by side is that we can then acknowledge that it is not one of us who is truly leading.
As we begin this series, we begin with reading Joshua 1 and specifically focusing on Joshua 1:9. God speaks to Joshua and reveals the true leader will not be Joshua but the Lord. The first principle of leadership in the FOLLOW THE LEADER series is that pastors, elders, preachers are not the true leaders any more than Joshua was. The true leader is God. So the first principle is this:
THE LORD IS OUR LEADER.
Greg Taylor preaches for The Journey: A New Generation Church of Christ. Greg's wife, Jill, teaches math at Broken Arrow High School and Tulsa Community College. Greg and Jill have three adult children, Ashley, Anna, and Jacob. Greg is the author of many books, including his latest co-authored with Randy Harris, Daring Faith: Meeting Jesus in the Book of John.