In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, I sit down with Dale Ralph Davis at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, where, in his “retirement” he serves as minister in residence or, as senior pastor Derek Thomas calls him, “the preacher of the night.” Davis is a long-time pastor and former professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Davis's book, No Falling Words, has long been a must-have commentary on Joshua.
We sat down with him as he was reworking his messages on Joshua for an upcoming conference to talk about “the strange God” of Joshua as well as:
- old promises fulfilled in Joshua;
- the meaning of the land;
- God’s command to destroy the Canaanites;
- the unlikely recipient of mercy;
- the grace demonstrated and response to grace commanded in Joshua.
Here are some additional audio resources that you may find helpful in preparing to teach Joshua:
- Overview of Joshua by Dale Ralph Davis
- David Jackman messages on Joshua
- John Woodhouse messages of Joshua
- Entering into the Promises series at All Souls Langham Place
- TGC sermon resources on Joshua
For further study, here are some books you may find helpful, including titles from Crossway, the sponsor of Help Me Teach the Bible:
- No Falling Words by Dale Ralph Davis
- Joshua: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Scripture (New American Commentary) by David Howard
- Joshua: People of God's Purpose by David Jackman
- Joshua and the Flow of Biblical History by Francis A. Schaeffer
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