Rest for Your Souls (AM)

Scripture Reading:  Psalm 95:6–11


A.  Joshua was a courageous leader who proved himself faithful to God even in very difficult and dangerous situations. 

B.  In many ways Joshua foreshadows another great leader who would bear the same name—Jesus. 


I.  Joshua is similar to Jesus in more than just his name. 

A.  Joshua took a stand for his faith (Numbers 14:6–10; 5:7). 

B.  Joshua led God’s people to a place of rest (Deuteronomy 12:9–10; Exodus 33:14; Joshua 1:13; 21:43–45; 22:4; 23:1). 

C.  Joshua commissioned God’s people (Joshua 24:14–23). 

II.  What do we need to do to enter the rest to which Jesus leads us? 

A.  “Let us fear” (Hebrews 4:1–2). 

This extends to every part of our lives (Colossians 3:22–25). 

B.  “Let us be diligent” (Hebrews 4:11). 

Entering God’s rest is not something that is done casually. 

C.  “Let us hold fast” (Hebrews 4:14). 

Remember that “He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23). 

D.  “Let us come boldly” (Hebrews 4:16). 

This is a blessing that comes from being washed (Hebrews 10:22). 


A.  In his effort to urge enduring faithfulness, Paul takes his readers to a psalm that was very familiar to them (Psalm 95; Hebrews 3:7–11). 

B.  Sometimes the easiest things to forget are the very things that we know best (cf. 2 Timothy 3:14–17). 

C.  If we wish to enter God’s rest, we must follow where Jesus leads. 

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