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Inheriting to Fulfill (Part 1)

November 24, 2019 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: Joshua: Salvation Through Judgment

Topic: Inheriting to Fulfill (Part 1)

Going deeper questions (Life Group)

  • What stood out to you about this message and why?
  • What did Jacob reveal about Reuben and Gad? God is providing an inheritance of land to fulfill an anointing placed on the prophetically by Jacob. Do you trust God’s leading and provision for your ministry? (POINT I & II)
  • Narrate the history of Levi. What warning did Jacob give to Levi?  How was Jacob’s prophecy over Levi fulfilled? Do you trust God to transform our brokenness into something that brings Him Glory? What does that submission look like in your life? (POINT III)
  • Joseph saw the second become first; how does this shadow Jesus’ ministry with His Disciples? If God is the one who chooses and anoints, how do you discover and use your gifting in His Body? (POINT IV)

Message outline

Title: Inheriting to Fulfill (Part 1)

Series: Joshua: Salvation Through Judgment

Text: Joshua 13:8-14:5

Main Idea: God provides all we need to fulfill our anointing!


  1. East of the Jordan River (Joshua 13:8-33)
  • Land conquered under the Leadership of Moses; before Israel crossed the Jordan River. (Vv.8-13)
  • Tribe of Levi does not receive land on the East side (v.14)
  • Inheritance Distributed
    • Tribe of Reuben (Vv.15-23)
      • See -> Genesis 49:1-4
    • Tribe of Gad (Vv.24- 28)
      • See -> Genesis 49:19
    • ½ Tribe of Manasseh (Vv.29-31)
      • See -> Genesis 49:22-26
    • East side of Jordan recapped; Tribe of Levi receives no land (Vv.32-33)

*Remember- Strongholds were conquered; outlying cities, villages and towns remained and were occupied.

  1. West of the Jordan River (Joshua 14:1-3)
  • Land conquered under the Leadership of Joshua; after Israel crossed the Jordan River (Vv.1-5)
    • Eleazar, Joshua and Tribal Heads cast lots
      • See -> Numbers 26:52-56
    • The Tribe of Levi inherited no land (v.3)

III. Levi- The First Tribe to Inherit (Joshua 14:4-5)

  • Levi- The First Tribe to Inherit (Joshua 14:4a)
    • As a brother, eager to avenge his sister
      • See -> Genesis 34:25-31
    • As a son, destined to be scattered
      • See -> Genesis 49:5-7
    • As a Tribe, submitted to, and used by God
      • See->Exodus 32:26-29 / Deuteronomy 10:8-9
  1. Joseph- An Inheritance Shared (Joshua 14:4-5)
  • A special moment with Grandpa Jacob
    • See -> Genesis 48: 1-22
      • Note -> Matthew 20:1-16
    • Jesus reminds His Disciples that we are to serve one another.
      • See -> Luke 22:24-30
    • Paul reminds us that we are a part of His Body (Romans 12:1-8); gifted to fulfill our anointing (1 Corinthians 12:18).

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