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  • The Double Memorial In Joshua’s Day Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Spurlock on Jun 19, 2021
     | 4,315 views

    There were two memorials constructed of stones on the day Israel crossed the Jordan River and entered Canaan. The LORD knew that eventually people would ask about these memorials. God told Joshua what to do and say.

    Introduction: Moses had died and Joshua was now Israel’s leader to lead them into the Promised Land. When this story took place, Israel was camping on the east side of the Jordan River; Canaan itself was on the west. So that Israel would never forget what God did for them, God told Joshua to have ...read more

  • By Faith The Harlot Rahab Perished Not With Them That Believed Not. Series

    Contributed by William D. Brown on Jun 13, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,288 views

    when the Jordan River heap-up, it¡¯s possible went back into the Sea of Galilee; there would most likely would have been ample room.

    SS#20~Joshua ~pt.4 Heb.11:30-31 10-26-14 Today we'll continue in our study of Heb.11: -- the "hall of faith" chapter. Heb.11: 30-31 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. 31By faith the harlot Rahab ...read more

  • Cross The Jordan Series

    Contributed by Rev. Dr. Andrew B Natarajan on Dec 21, 2023
     | 431 views

    This terrible river, lying at the bottom of the most spectacular gash upon the surface of the planet Earth, most of its course lying even below the level of the sea, is an astoundingly appropriate symbol of death. But a faith Step changes everything.

    Joshua 3 - Crossing the Jordan Promise and the Problems: On the shore of Jordan Israelites were lodging for three days as the Lord told them to do (Joshua 1:11). Now, they saw a rushing river, swollen with spring rains lie in front of them. They would have wondered and discussed “How can we ever ...read more

  • Crossing Your Jordan

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Oct 31, 2007
    based on 36 ratings
     | 17,631 views

    We all come to those defining moments of faith. Will you step foot in the water?

    Crossing Your Jordan Joshua 3 Joshua 3 (NLT) Early the next morning Joshua and all the Israelites left Acacia and arrived at the banks of the Jordan River, where they camped before crossing. [2] Three days later, the Israelite leaders went through the camp [3] giving these instructions to the ...read more

  • Monumental Series

    Contributed by Gordon Pike on Mar 13, 2022
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,344 views

    We must not forget the blessings of the past because they serve as powerful reminders that whatever we face now or in the future as individuals or as a church, God is able

    [NOTE: This series uses stones as visual cues for our journey through Lent. This is actually the first sermon in the series. Each week, I have the ushers make sure that everyone has a stone. I ask them to hold the stone during the service and then, at the end, I ask them to come forward and ...read more

  • Joshua 4: The Story In The Stones Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Spurlock on Mar 15, 2024
     | 138 views

    Joshua 4 has the story of how Israel crossed the Jordan River and entered the Promised Land. The LORD told Joshua to make two memorials, from two different batches of stones. There's more in the chapter, too.

    Introduction: Memorials are important. They serve to remind the people who were there of what happened, and why; and they’re also to remind the people, sometimes generations later, what their ancestors had endured. This was true for Israel as well: the people in this story lived through something ...read more

  • Joshua 3: "Canaan’s That-A-Way—let’s Go!” Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Spurlock on Mar 8, 2024
     | 224 views

    Israel had moved even and ever closer to Canaan, their Promised Land. They were still on the eastern side of the Jordan River, but now it was time to cross over. Imagine Joshua saying, "Canaan's that-a-way! Let's go!"

    Introduction: Israel had endured 40 years of wandering here and there in the desert wilderness but now was just a few miles from the Promised Land. They had camped near the Jordan River at a place called Shittim, and while there the two spies had gone to Jericho and returned. One can almost feel ...read more

  • The River Jordan: How We Got Over Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Mar 2, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 21,555 views

    Many things look impossible, particularly if we are worn down by the "too much" of survival. But there are those who go before us and test the waters and make a way for us. We need to do the same for others. Black History Month

    Have you enjoyed watching the Winter Olympics? Isn’t it amazing what those skaters and the skiers can do? Isn’t it astounding that human bodies can plummet down slopes and whiz through channels at what seems like supersonic speed? I’ve only seen snatches of the Olympics, but I’ve thoroughly ...read more

  • Take A Step Of Faith Series

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Mar 27, 2022
     | 2,942 views

    We find The Children of Israel on the edge of the promise land. They had been wandering in the wilderness the past forty years. But to possess the Promised Land they must cross the Jordan River at flood stage. Everything was about to change with this step of faith.

    I was eight years old and very surprised that my parents were telling me I would be staying up past my bedtime, but even more surprising is why I will miss my bedtime. The reason was to watch TV. I remember what I saw on TV that night. It was July 20, 1969 and I was watching Neil Armstrong live ...read more

  • Preparing For Battles Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Feb 23, 2016
     | 5,847 views

    there will alwyas be battles in our lives, how do we handle them?

    Have you ever faced a situation in which you knew there will be a battle? At work? At school? With your relatives? With your neighbors? How should you prepare for battle? What are the right things to do before going to battle? We can learn much from Joshua and the Israelites as they got ready to ...read more

  • Crossing Jordan

    Contributed by Joshua Blackmon on Apr 16, 2021
     | 7,287 views

    The Jordan River can represent places of change and transformation in our lives.

    Crossing Jordan Scripture Text: Joshua 3:1-17 Introduction: Jordan represents places of transition in our lives. We can never remain the same. We grow stagnant and live in depression often because we long for "the way it used to be." The writer of Ecclesiastes warns us "Do not ...read more

  • The Message From The River Jordan

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 9, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 13,478 views

    It is good to follow the crowds who listen to the Gospel, but it is better to follow the Jesus whom we preach!

    THE MESSAGE FROM THE RIVER JORDAN. Mark 1:1-15. There is a huge geological fault in the earth’s surface separating ancient Judah from the mountains of Moab. Viewed from the villages around Bethlehem, it appears like a great chasm. The River Jordan flows along the bottom of the valley, feeding ...read more

  • Crossing Jordan Series

    Contributed by Dr. Rich Denning on Nov 17, 2016
     | 11,131 views

    This sermon is about crossing the Jordan River of our lives. As the Old Testament promise was land the New Testament promise if the Holy Spirit. Included is a description of the "ites" and their symbolic significance as they relate to the believer today.

    INTRODUCTION: During the time of this narrative the Jordan River normally was approximately 100’ wide. However, we are told it was flood tide. That means the river could have been over a mile in width. It was flood tide and an uncrossable river stood between the Children of Israel the ...read more

  • Stepping Out On Faith Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jan 13, 2002
    based on 144 ratings
     | 38,396 views

    Some great principles about faith found in Israel’s crossing of the Jordan River.

    A Study of the Book of Joshua Sermon # 3 Stepping Out On Faith Joshua 3: 1-17 Dr. John R. Hamby For Christians today crossing of the Jordan represents passing from one level of the Christian life to ...read more

  • Monumental

    Contributed by Gordon Pike on Aug 27, 2019
     | 7,469 views

    This sermon was preached at a church celebrating their 164th anniversary. We must not forget the blessings of the past because they serve as powerful reminders that whatever we face now or in the future as individuals or as a church, God is able.

    A friend of mine, pastor out at Long Church, was late to one of our weekly lectionary meetings. When he got there, he showed us a picture on his cell phone that explained why he was late. About a dozen goats had gotten loose in the church cemetery. Three of them were standing on tomb ...read more