Istrouma Baptist Church Podcast


“If at first you don’s succeed,….”

Josua 8:1-35


  1.  If at first you don’t succeed, find out why

Israel has sinned…i will be with you no more, unless you destroy the devoted things from among you… You cannot stand before your enemies until you [do this]” (Joshua 7-11-13)


  1.  Defeat is caused by disobedience
  2.  Defeat is caused by desertion


  1.  If at first you done succeed, fix what went wrong

And they raised over him great heap of stones that remains to this day.  Then the Lord turned from his burning anger (Joshua 7:26a)


  1. Get clean
  2. Get connected
  3.  If at first you don’t succeed, arise and try again

And the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear and do not be dismayed.  Take all the fighting men with you an, and arise, go up to Ai”  (Joshua 8:1a)


  1.  Take everybody

And you shall do to IA and it’s king as you did to Jericho and it’s king, Only its’s spoil and is livestock you shall take as plunder for yourselves (Joshua 8:30-31)

  1.  Take everything


  1.  If at first you don’t succeed but then you do, remember to worship

At that time Joshua built a altar to the lord, the God of Israel…And they offered on it burnt offerings to the Lord and sacrificed peace offerings. (Joshua 8:30-31


  1.  Worship involves sacrifice

And afterward he read all the words of the law….There was not a word of all that Moses commanded that Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel, and the women and the little ones, and the sojourns who lived among them (Joshua 8:34-35).


  1.  Worship involves scripture 
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