Lion's PlaceJune 17, 2018

Joshua 15: Lion’s Place
Charlie Welke
June 17, 2018

“Genealogy and Geography are the Western Kansas of Bible reading…”
  • What’s the correlation between Geography and Spiritual Formation?
Boundaries (Joshua 15.1-12)
  • Boundaries are Practical (Joshua 11.23; 13.6-7; 19.9; 21.43-45)
  • Boundaries and Spiritual Formation (Genesis 49.8-12)
Cities (Joshua 15.20-63)
  • Cities are Practical (5 Regions, 100+ Cities; Joshua 20.7; 21.4, 9-19)
  • Cities and Spiritual Formation (John 14.2-3; Ephesians 1.11, 14, 18; Hebrews 11.10, 13-16; 13.14; Revelation 21.2)
Jerusalem (Joshua 15.8-11, 63; 18.28)
  • Jerusalem is Practical (Kings and Christ)
  • Jerusalem and Spiritual Formation (Matthew 27.33; Mark 15.22; Luke 23.33; John 19.17)
Geography and Identity (Romans 10.15)
  • Abraham Kuyper and Psalm 24.1-2
Prayer Requests:
  • May the gospel of Jesus change our hearts and commission us into the world as Fearless Christ-Followers whose Ridiculous Love and Dangerous Witness are irresistible.
  • May we be attentive to how our geography is shaping our spirituality.
  • Praise God for our local, domestic and global partnerships which remind us that “every inch” of this world is under the Sovereign hand of God.
  • Pray that more “common ground” would be transformed into “holy space” in Bloomington-Normal.