Josh Trombley
March 31, 2019
Josh Trombley


Joshua 10
Mover of mountains and stiller of suns

What is our response when the hard moments of life rise up? Do we choose fear or faith? In Joshua 10 we explore Joshua's choices and how Jesus makes influences those decisions.

Joshua 10:1-7


We fear ________________.

Come to me you who are easy and burdened, and I will give you rest. ~ Matthew 11:28

Fear is how you lose your life…a little bit at a time…What we give to fear, we take away from…faith. ~ Mitch Albom

We must not surrender to fear but place our faith in the author of life


Psychologists tell us that the number-one way people deal with fear is avoidance. ~ Kyle Idleman

Jesus didn’t avoid or ignore the mess we found ourselves in. No, He jumped in with two feet and said, “Let me help.”

Your Word

We must honour our word.

Joshua didn’t keep his word because he was extraordinary, but  because God was with him.

Fighting For us

Gathering his forces, Joshua and his men marched the 25 miles from gill to Gibeon under cover of darkness. It was a tiresome journey with an ascent of 4000 feet up steep and difficult terrain. There was no opportunity to rest. The army was fatigued and faced a powerful foe. Clearly, God must intervene or all would be lost. ~ Walvoord & Zuck

Things may be hard, things may seem impossible, but with Jesus, we can overcome.

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. ~ Romans 8:37


Prayer is important but we must be people of action

There’s a reason who the book of the Bible that talks about the first followers of Jesus is called the book of Acts and not the book of Idles.

Before he started he was assured of victory (8); but this did not make him slothful or careless. ~ F.B. Meyer

Just because we prayer; just because we believe God is leading, doesn’t mean we can be negligent or lazy.

We need Spiritual disciplines so we are ready and can rejuvenate.

Moves mountains and stills suns

It is not us who wins the victory. It’s not your goodness nor spiritual practices.

God wins the fight

Christ has won the battle against the enemy when He rose victoriously from the grave.


Important to remember we read the first few books of the Scriptures.

Monolatry = To worship one God without the denial of other Gods.

Why is this important? God is making a point

An important fact that should not be overlooked is that the sun and moon were principle deities among the Canaanites. At the prayer of Israel’s leader Canaan’s gods were compelled to obey. ~ Walvoord & Zuck

No other gods before the true God, Yahweh.


  1. Live in faith, not fear
  2. Prayer to action
  3. Let God reign

next week – Joshua 20:1-6

Anchor Group Questions

Hangout Warming up to the topic

  1. As we begin to discuss the book of Joshua, what are some questions you have about it?

Hear Listen to God through Scripture

  1. Read Joshua 10:1-7
          1. What are some of your biggest fears?
          2. Is there something you have been avoiding?
        1. Read Joshua 10:8-15
          1. Where is your current fight?
          2. What is your testimony of how God “stilled a sun” for you?
          3. Monolatry. What are some of your little gods?

Huddle Make it personal and pray together

        1. What has God been saying to you through this week’s teaching? Talk about the next steps in your life and pray for each other.
        1. How can we be a safe place for others—a place to be known and loved?