Through the sin of Achan, God shows our need for a perfect Savior, Jesus Christ: 1. the sin of Achan 2. the judgement of God 3. the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ Introduction 1. We all understand that we need to examine ourselves before we celebrate the Holy Supper (next Sunday again). According to our text, what else is important? Point 1 2. The battle for Ai was quite different from the battle for Jericho. What do these two battles â€“ together â€“ teach us about our lives as children of God? 3. What are â€˜devoted thingsâ€™? What had to be done with them? 4. Which â€˜specialâ€™ rule did God make for Jericho which did not apply to Ai? Why? Point 2 5. In what sense is the destruction of Canaan symbolic? 6. What is Israelâ€™s special place in this? What is God saying to the Israelites in our text? Point 3 7. What comfort can we find â€˜in the Valley of Achorâ€™ (Joshua 7:26)?