Everyone has choices about what gods they serve. Joshua chose to serve the True and Living God.
The following are some discussion questions that can be used for individual or small group study.
- Think of some significant choices you have made in the past and how they affected your life. Be prepared to share them with the group.
- Read verse 14. How do you understand the command that we are to “fear the Lord”?
- Jim taught that the command to “serve the Lord” includes both work and our worship. How do you incorporate these two into your life.
- We are commanded to serve the Lord “with all faithfulness”, or “wholeheartedly”. Can you think of times that you have served the Lord, but not with all your heart? What were the results?
- Read verse 15. Joshua began this verse with, “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you” as if some were still sitting on the fence about serving the Lord. Describe a time you have been undecisive about serving the Lord wholeheartedly. In what ways have you taken a stand to the Lord.
- What are some of the “gods your ancestors served” or sins that were passed on to you from previous generations? Which ones are you struggling with?
- What are some of the “gods . . . in whose land you are living” or the evil practices and attitudes of the culture in which we live? Which ones are you struggling with?
- Joshua said, “As for me and my household.” What does it mean for you to be a spiritual leader of your home. Why is it difficult for men to take spiritual leadership in their homes? (for men) What are women to do when there is no man taking leadership in the home. (for women)
- Why is God’s grace is badly needed when it comes to the choices we make in life?