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Feet First - Stepping into Your Promised Land (2 of 3)
Series: God Humor: If You Want to Make God Laugh, Tell Him Your Plans
Pastor Kerry Shook
''So when the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant went ahead of them. Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water's edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho. The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.''
Joshua 3:14-17 (NIV)
1. FORGET THE PAST AND OBEY TODAY
''After the death of Moses the Lord's servant, the Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses' assistant. He said, 'Moses My servant is dead. Therefore, the time has come for you to lead these people, the Israelites, across the Jordan River into the land I am giving them.''' Joshua 1:1, 2 (NLT)
'Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.'' Acts 2:41 (NIV)
2. STEP INTO YOUR PROMISED LAND
''I promise you what I promised Moses: 'Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you.''' Joshua 1:3 (NLT)
''If you love Me, you will obey what I command.'' John 14:15 (NIV)
3. GO THROUGH THE RIVER OF SURRENDER
''... yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water's edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing....''
Joshua 3:15, 16 (NIV)
4. SEIZE YOUR DIVINE MOMENT
''Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law My servant Moses gave you; do not tu ...
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