by Kerry Shook

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Kerry Shook
Joshua 4:1-7

''When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the LORD said to Joshua, 'Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe, and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, from right where the priests are standing, and carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight.' So Joshua called together the twelve men he had appointed from the Israelites, one from each tribe, and said to them, 'Go over before the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, 'What do these stones mean?' tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.'''
Joshua 4:1-7 (NIV)


''He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the LORD your God.'' Joshua 4:24 (NIV)

- Remember God's faithfulness

''Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.'' Lamentations 3:21-23 (NLT)

- Release your regrets

''I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions, for My own sake, and remembers your sins no more.'' Isaiah 43:25 (NIV)

- Renew your faith

''Bring us back to you, God - We're ready to come back. Give us a fresh start….'' Lamentations 5:21 (MSG)


''Now the priests who carried the ark remained standing in the
middle of the Jordan until everything the LORD had commanded Joshua was done by ...

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