27 September 2016

Significant Moments Recalled

Significant Moments Recalled
Text: Deuteronomy 1

Rev. Dr. Charles Tan

Message Notes


1. The Wilderness journey described briefly

a) Great and terrible wilderness   (Deuteronomy 1:19)
b) On the way to the mountains of the Amorites   (Deuteronomy 1:19)
c) Kadesh Barnea   (Deuteronomy 1:19)

2. Command to enter Canaan

a) The land which God has promised
Commencing with the mountains of the Amorites   (Deuteronomy 1:20-21)
b) Words of encouragement
i) The LORD your God has set the land before you
ii) Go up and possess it
iii) As the LORD your God has spoken to you
iv) Do not fear
v) Or be discouraged

3. Plan to spy out the land

a) Decision to send out spies to reconnoitre the land
b) Decision (Moses and the children of Israel)   (Deuteronomy 1:22-23)

4. Spies chosen and sent out   (Deuteronomy 1:24-25)

a) Twelve men
b) One man from each tribe
c) They checked out the land of Canaan
d) They brought back word that Canaan was indeed a good land

5. Rebellion against the Lord and His command   (Deuteronomy 1:26-27)

a) Rebelled
b) Complained

6. Reasoning of 10 of the spies   (Deuteronomy 1:27-28)

a) The LORD hates us
b) He has brought Israel to be delivered to the Amorites
c) The people in Canaan are greater and taller
d) The cities are great and fortified to heaven
e) The sons of the Anakim were there (giants)

7. Moses’ word to the children of Israel

a) Do not be terrified or afraid
b) The LORD your God
i) He goes before you
ii) He will fight for you
iii) According to all He did in Egypt and in the wilderness
iv) The Lord carried them as a man his son

8. The children of Israel did not believe   (Deuteronomy 1:32-34)

They refused to go into Canaan causing the Lord to be angry with them

9. Judgment of the Lord

a) That generation will perish in the wilderness   (Deuteronomy 1:35)
b) Only Caleb and Joshua will enter   (Deuteronomy 1:36-38)

10. The regret of the children of Israel   (Deuteronomy 1:39-46)

They wilfully sought to enter into but were soundly defeated