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Preparation-Our Heart and God

September 8, 2019 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: Joshua: Salvation Through Judgment

Topic: Preparation-Our Heart and God

Going deeper questions (Life Group)

  • What stood out to you about this message and why?
  • What is the patter of following God’s Word as seen in Vv. 1-8? (Point I)
  • What is significant about the 12 stoned monument within Jordan that Joshua built? Why is it hard to trust when we cannot see God? (Point II)
  • How did the 40,000 display maturity for the people of Israel? Right now, are you among the 40,000 or the others among Israel? (Point III)
  • What did the Priests wait for before crossing the rest of the way of Jordan? (Point IV)
  • What is God’s plan and purpose through you and your family? Are you displaying His great love for us through Jesus to your areas of influence? (Point V)

              Message outline

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Series: Joshua: Salvation Through Judgment

Text: Key Passage-> Joshua 4:1-24   

Main Idea: God is present and at work all around us!


Introduction: (Joshua 3:14-17) The Ark, symbolizing God’s Presence, had traveled 3 days throughout the camp leading the people to Jordan.  As the Priests bearing the Ark step in, the waters recede and land firms for the people to cross over Jordan.


  1. Following God’s Word (Joshua 4:1-8).
  • God directs Joshua (Vv.1-3)
  • Joshua directs the People (Vv.4-7)
    • Note -> Psalm 145:12
  • The People Obey (v.8)
  1. Trusting in God’s Word (Joshua 4:9-10)
  • Joshua sets up Twelve Stones where the Priest with the Ark stood amidst Jordan (Vv.9-10)
    • The seasons of the Jordan would conceal and then reveal the God who is present and faithful- even when we cannot see Him.
      • Note -> 2 Corinthians 5:7
      • Note -> Ephesians 3:13-21

III. Maturing in God’s Word (Joshua 11-14)

  • 40,000 fighting men of Reuben, Gad and Manasseh cross Jordan in front, armed and ready for battle to the plains of Jericho.
    • Note -> Hebrews 6:1-4
  • God exalts Joshua in the sight of all Israel, as He had done Moses.
  1. Waiting on God’s Word (Joshua 4:15-18)
  • God direct Joshua (Vv.15-16)
  • Joshua directs the Priests (v.17)
  • The Priests obey (v.18)
  1. Proclaiming God’s Word (Joshua 4:19-24)
  • So that all the earth may know through God’s growing family (Vv.19-24)
    • Note -> Psalm 114
  • As nature flees, so does our enemy (5:1)

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