: Back in Joshua. The Joshua Generation has changed leadership, crossed the Jordan and now is on the brink of taking it’s first of many fruitful promises. Beginning in Chapter 4, the Lord speaks to Joshua and tells him
The city of Jericho!
But before we get to Jericho…(Sunday after Easter) let’s consider another part of the journey. What God commands in Joshua chapter 4.
So, the priests are stationed with the Ark, God’s presence, in the middle of the Jordan and then the people are commanded to move forward.
The living God, whose law of dispossession and centralization rests in the ark and who gives orders through Joshua, will drive out the seven Canaanite nations.
What this is a re-conquest!
‘When all the people had completely passed over…’
: The second thought comes from the language that is stated in verse
2. Leaders Among Leaders
: Among leaders, leaders need to emerge. Family, families need to emerge. Among Church’s, church’s need to emerge. Among Christians, Christians need to emerge. Among
: We’re next told that these memorial stones are to come from place that was firm.
3. Solid Rocks
‘From the middle where priests stood firm’.
Memorial speaks of what God did, not Joshua or the people.
: Memorial’s established for everyone to see and remember….as as long as they are there.
5. For generations to come
Introduction: Week Two. Preparation. Question: Have you ever wondered what Mary / the Virgin Mary did in preparation for what the angel pronounced to her about being with a child? Luke 1:3, ‘You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus’. (NLT) I will get to Mary and that…
Introduction: Well, the Christmas season is here! When fall has given way to winter and snow covers the ground while lights twinkle from house to house, you know Christmas is coming. Decorated Christmas trees are everywhere you look. Presents a crowd for space under the tree and families come together for a turkey feast. Christmas…
Grateful For Missions
Introduction: Missions, Missionaries, The Great Commission, Missions Trips, Outreaches, etc. Missions Heroes William Carey William Carey is regarded as the “father of modern missions”. Trained as a shoemaker, William Carey became known as the ‘father of modern missions’ for his missionary work in India. The story goes that in 1787, he suggested that all Christians…
That All Might Hear
Introduction: Missions, Missionaries, The Great Commission, Missions Trips, Outreaches, etc. ‘A Christian missionary is someone who dedicates their life to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and serving others in His name. It is a challenging and rewarding path, but one that can transform lives, both the missionary and those they serve. ‘Missionaries are individuals…
Matthew 1 Introduction: Week 3 – Biblical Israel – The Person. We have finally arrived at the story of Jesus, which will bring the entire biblical story to a climactic fulfillment. The arrival of Jesus will introduce a massive twist into the drama, but it’s one that we’ve seen coming. In fact, to track the…
Biblical Israel – A Promise
Introduction: Genesis 12:1-3 ‘Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will…
A People Introduction: Given all the news about the War in Israel, I decided it would be important to spend a few weeks sharing what the Bible has to say about Israel: The People, The Promise, The Person, and The Plan. It could very well be that not only do our children not have an…
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Keeping it Lit
Introduction: On last week on what we’ve been discussing about preaching the gospel because the last days are getting nearer and then judgment. Transition: Matthew 25 is a continuation of chapter 24 as Jesus continues to teach about being aware and prepared. I ended last week on Matthew 24:14 The rest of chapter 24 looks…