The Book of Joshua – An Online Bible Study Group

  Friday, July 29, 2022

Does reading the Bible feel daunting? With 66 books and over 1,200 chapters, anyone would feel overwhelmed. According to statistics, 1 in 8 (12%) Christians admit they rarely or never read the Bible. While another study by Lifeway Research in 2016 purports that 1 in 5 (20%) Americans said they have read all the Bible at least once. At JournalOwl, we’d like to believe the statistic by Lifeway Research in that 1 out of 5 people in America have read the Bible at least once front to back. 

Here's the problem though: although they’ve read the Bible front to back, what have they comprehended? What have they applied to everyday living? What do they remember? And what have they discussed and dialogued about with others? The Bible is the word of God. Wouldn’t it be amazing to read book-by-book & chapter-by-chapter with your friends, family, and colleagues? Not only read it together, but also answer thought-provoking questions about each chapter. 

This isn’t a quiz where you answer true or false questions. To truly comprehend subject matter, you must think through the question, reference the subject material, and devote time & effort to writing out your response in the context of your everyday life. At least that is how many successful and intelligent scholars deeply comprehend their area of expertise.

With JournalOwl, we have taken all 66 books of the Bible and broken them down chapter-by-chapter with thought-provoking questions to pick from, write about, and collaboratively discuss with people from across the world. Taking it a step further, you can Zoom video chat with a private Bible Study group of your choosing, or just follow along with the many other Christians participating. Knowing that you’re actively moving through the Bible with any other people at the same time brings comfort, assurance, and confidence that you can too be one of the 20% who has read the Bible cover-to-cover.  

Today, let’s look at Joshua. The first book of the “Historical Books” in the Old Testament. Did you know that Joshua has 24 distinct chapters? The Book of Joshua is the first of the Historical books in the Old Testament which is 929 chapters in total. That’s a lot of reading! 

Let’s take a closer look at Joshua, a divine record of the conquest of Canaan, and the following division of the Land among the twelve tribes of Israel. Did you know that Joshua was the captain of Israel’s army and a personal servant to Moses? If you participated in the Online Bible Study Group for the Book of Exodus, that was covered in Exodus 17:9, 10 and also Exodus 24:13. When Moses died, he chose Joshua to lead His people into the Promised Land. As God’s servant, Joshua was strong and very courageous. 

In chapter 2 of Joshua, you will read and write about how two spies were sent ahead to the Canaanite fortress of Jericho. Miraculously, the River Jordan was parted as described in chapter 3 – making way for the Israelites to cross over. Once established on the West bank, Joshua’s Army encamped at Gilgal – which served as a temporary headquarters. In chapter 5, you’ll read about how the Passover was kept and the people prepared for battle!

In chapters 6 through 11 of this online bible study group, you’ll read about how Jericho was overthrown by Divine powers and quickly followed by the conquest of Ai, cities in the South and cities in the North. After 7 years, the occupation of this land was completed and the 12 tribes were granted their portions. The Priests and Levites were also given 48 cities throughout the country. In addition to these 48 cities, another six cities were marked as “cities of refuge” where those who accidentally killed another could reside. As you prepare yourself to start the Online Bible Study Group of Joshua, keep in mind that Joshua was effectively a pointer to Jesus. Both names mean “God Saves” and as Joshua conquered the enemy, Jesus Christ conquered sin of mankind. 

With JournalOwl Bible Study Groups, you are led through each chapter of the bible in a self-paced journey of exploration. We greet you with thought-provoking questions to journal about that strengthen your understanding of scripture. What’s more is that we’ve developed built-in quizzes to help test your knowledge each step of the way; awarding you a badge if you pass the quiz; giving you access rights to private forums on JournalOwl to openly discuss with other like-minded believers. 

Don’t go at this journey of life alone. With JournalOwl, you can connect with other believers around the world in your quest to learn and grow with God. Share ideas, share stories, share fellowship! 

About JournalOwl Bible Study Groups

JournalOwl® launched Bible Study Groups to assist Christians with their quest to understand and apply God’s word. With 66 online Bible study challenges, participants can dive into God’s word by reading the Bible online and answering thought-provoking questions about each chapter. Bible study group leaders and Pastors can create private clubs for their Ministries and Churches to enable live Zoom discussions for weekly Bible study groups. 

Pastors and Ministers can pair JournalOwl’s Bible Study Groups with their video recorded Sunday lectures to create super challenges for their congregation on JournalOwl. Private, secure, and designed to help people comprehend Sunday’s message and the Bible – JournalOwl is a powerful tool for educational institutes and faith-based organizations. 

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