Studies in Ephesians and Joshua
by John S Blackburn
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- ISBN-10: 0-9511515-4-1
- ISBN-13: 978-0-9511515-4-0
- Price: £9.50 (UK); $15.00 (USA)
- Binding: Paperback
- Publication date: 23 May 2020
- Author: John S Blackburn
- Edition: 1st
- Series: Understanding Christianity
- Height: 216 mm
- Pages: 178 pages
- BIC Subject heading: HRBQ4
- Place of publication: Crewe, England
- Publisher: Scripture Truth Publications
- Distributor: Lightning Source
A collection of articles from Scripture Truth magazine on the subject of “The Christian’s Canaan”. They explore the way in which the Old Testament book of Joshua illuminates the themes of the New Testament letter to the Ephesians.
The theme of this book is the light cast by the activities of Joshua, in possessing the land which God gave to Israel, on the present understanding and enjoyment of all that the Christian believer is brought into as a result of the death of Christ — now risen and ascended.
For the Israelite nation, escape from Egypt was followed by troubled years in the wilderness before reaching Canaan, the Promised Land. But, having arrived, they were only able to take possession of those parts of it on which they could walk; and this meant warfare. Some see the Christian experience mirrored in this: a constant daily struggle, with little encouragement until the wilderness and warfare experience is ended and rest is obtained eternally in Heaven — the Father’s house — the promised land.
The author demonstrates clearly from Scripture that enjoyment of the Christian’s eternal inheritance begins now. “To know the love of Christ is the corn and the wine, the milk and honey, the wealth and plenty of the Christian’s Canaan. It is the pure delight of a day which will know no evening shade.”
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Table of Contents
Foreword; Part 1: STUDIES IN EPHESIANS, 1. Introduction, 2. Heavenly Places, 3. The Holy Spirit, 4. The Saints’ Union with Christ, 5. The Apostle’s Prayers; Part 2: THE LAND OF PROMISE, Introduction, The Christian’s Canaan, The Jordan Crossing, The Holy War; Part 3: BIBLE STUDY: THE BOOK OF JOSHUA - CHAPTERS 1 TO 12, 1. Introduction, 2. Jehovah’s Charge to Joshua, 3. Rahab’s Faith, 4. Crossing the Jordan, 5. A Solemn Pause, 6. A Solemn Pause (continued), 7. The Walls of Jericho, 8. The Valley of Achor, 9. Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, 10. The Land and Nations of Canaan, 11. The Wiles of The Gibeonites, 12. The Day When the Sun Stood Still, 13. “And the Land Had Rest From War”; Appendix: The Sound of The Silver Trumpets (by Tom Tyson), Worship, Walk, Warfare, Welfare
John Stuart Blackburn, B.D. (1907-1996) was a gifted Bible teacher and author. He edited “Scripture Truth”, to which he was a regular contributor, from 1962 to 1979 and co-edited from 1980-1984. His precision of thought, applied in his secular employment in the chemical industry, meant that his ministry was marked by spiritual truths in a careful manner.
Tom Tyson (1920-2009) was a much-loved Bible teacher. His secular employment as a teacher was reflected in the clarity of thought and simplicity of expression in his Christian ministry, much appreciated by the young.