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Inheriting to Fulfill (Part 2)

December 8, 2019 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: Joshua: Salvation Through Judgment

Topic: Inheriting to Fulfill (Part 2)

Going deeper questions (Life Group)

  • What stood out to you about this message and why?
  • Why was Judah broken and wandering? Have you ever been driven by your poor choices? What does hurting people hurt people mean? How did God bring Judah back on track? (POINT I)
  • Why did Caleb receive his portion from Moses’ promise rather than by lot? Caleb counted God’s anointing as a thing to use in service to Him, not to rest or retire on.  How does this speak to you? (POINT II)
  • How did Caleb pass the Baton on to Othniel? David to Joab? Does your life inspire future leaders for God’s Kingdom?  Do you have a baton to pass on? (POINT IV)
  • We take the baton from Jesus with every YES! to Him. How do you keep yourself ready to answer when He calls?  (POINT V) 

Message outline

Title: Inheriting to Fulfill (Part 2)

Series: Joshua: Salvation Through Judgment

Text: Joshua 14:6-15:63

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


  1. A Fathers Divine Blessing (Genesis 49:8-12)
  • God keeps His Children on track (Genesis 38)
    • Judah, driven by guilt, leaves his family and lives his life replicating his brokenness.
    • However, God intervenes, Judah is recalibrated with God and twins are born- Perez and Zerah.
      • Perez would be the line of David (Ruth 4:18-22)
    • Jacob continues to speak blessing over his sons; a prophetic anointing that would flow into their future generations.
      • Judah will be a royal branch whose leadership will influence and bring about the promise of Abrahamic Blessing for all the earth (Jewish -> Gentile)
  1. Caleb’s Request (Joshua 14:6-15)
  • Caleb leads his Tribe of Judah up to Joshua at Gilgal in order to receive their inheritance of land.
    • Caleb’s portion was not by Lot, but by Promise from Moses for his faith (Vv.6-8)
    • Caleb affirms God’s continued favor (Vv.9-11)
    • Caleb is not interested in retirement (Vv.12-15)

III. Judah’s Inheritance (Joshua 15:1-12; 20-62)

  • Judah, as a Tribe, receives their portion of land
  1. Caleb- Passing the Baton (Joshua 15:13-19)
  • Caleb drives out the Giants in the Land (Vv. 13-15)
  • Othniel leads the next generation (Vv.16-19)
    • Became the first Judge in Israel (Judges 3:7-11)
  • Jebusites- prepared for a future generation (Joshua 15:63)
    • David would conquer in the example of Caleb (2 Samuel 5:1-10 / 1 Chronicles 11:4-9) with Joab.
  1. Jesus- Fulfilling Judah’s Prophecy & Passing the Baton
  • The Temple, in Jerusalem becomes a place where the blind and lame venture for healing (Matthew 21:12-17)
  • From Jerusalem Jesus has conquered and is conquering (1 Corinthians 15:20-28)
  • As Caleb offered and Othniel responded, or David and Joab, so to does Jesus make the offer to us…go and conquer in His Name (Matthew 28:16-20)

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