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Biblical Insights:
Growing Deeper In God's Word
from our "Growing With God" series
~ About the Growing With God series:

This series is based on John 15 and Matthew 13. God is the vinedresser, and we are the vines that He has planted. However if we do not stay “rooted in Him” then we will cease to grow. Jesus said, “if you abide in Me, and My Word abides in you….”  His Word, however, cannot abide in us if  the soil of our heart is hardened, it takes constant nurturing, tilling and weeding, if we want our hearts to remain good fertile ground that will bear fruit for the glory of God. Not only will this help us to bear much fruit, but we will also flourish like a Palm tree planted by God (Ps. 92:12-13; Ps. 1:3; and Jer. 17:8).

For more information about this series and the books available, please visit the following link to our main ministry's website.

Growing in God's Word


This  quick summary of Genesis is out of our Basic Old Testament Commentary Notes which is a very shortened and condensed version of our in- dept series "Growing in God's Word" from Cypress Ministries.

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◊ Joshua: The People’s Conquest

This Book details the leadership of Joshua (who is introduced to us in Num. 13:14, 27:18-23, and Deut. 34:9), and the entry of the Nation of Israel into the Promised Land. It also explains (and records) the military campaigns as the people of Israel go in and “take their land.”

Author:  No one knows for sure who the actual author of this Book is. It is named after the Israelites’ leader Joshua, who is the successor of Moses. Because of the way this book is written (as from an eyewitness; many evangelical scholars ascribe the book to Joshua himself as the main author with minor additions made by Eleazar the high priest and his son Phinehas.

Key Places:
Shittim (1:1-18)
Jordan River (2:1--- 4:24)
Gilgal (5:1-15)
Jericho (6:1-27)
Ai (7:1--- 8:29)
The Mountains of Ebal & Gerizim (8:30-35)
Gibeon (9:1-27)
Valley of Aijalon (10:1-43)
Hazor (11:1-23)
Shiloh (18:1--- 19:51)
Shechem (24:1-33)

Key People Are: Joshua, Caleb, Rahab, Achan, Balaam, Eleazar, and Phinehas

Outline Summary:
I)Their Entry into the Promised Land ( see 1:1---5:15)
II)The Taking of the Land (see 6:1---- 12:24)
III) Land Assignments and Occupation (see 13:1---22:34)
IV)Joshua’s farewell and death (see 23:1---24:33)

Other Key Points in this Book Are:
  • From the beginning of this Book, was the command to Joshua (from God), “Be strong and courageous.” Just as God had been with Moses, so He promised to be with Joshua.
  • There was no official person raised up as a leader for this great nation, when Joshua dies.