Crossing the Jordan! * Pastor Jerry Ghirardo

Crossing the Jordan!

Joshua 3:9-17

July 1, 2018

1. To move out, we must COME to the Lord and LISTEN.

Joshua 3:9 - "Joshua said to the Israelites, 'Come here and listen to the words of the Lord your God.'"

John 8:47 - "Whoever is of God hears the word of God."

Isaiah 55:3 - "Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live."

John 6:67-68 - "You do not want to leave too, do you? Jesus asked the twelve. Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life."

2. God will often orchestrate things so that only HE can RESOLVE them.

Joshua 3:13 - "And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the Lord - the Lord of all the earth - set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap."

Exodus 14 - The Lord directed the Israelites to meander near the Red Sea until they were hemmed in by Egyptians. Then God miraculously parted the Red Sea.

Deuteronomy 10:21 - "He is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes."

Jeremiah 32:27 - "I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?"

Matthew 19:26 - "With man this is impossible but with God all things are possible."

3. Crossing the Jordan will require greater FAITH than you have had before.

Joshua 3:15 - "Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during the harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water's edge, the water upstream stopped flowing."

Joshua 3:17 - "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."

2 Corinthians 5:7 - "For we live by faith, not by sight."

Hebrews 11 - "And by faith..."

John 11:40 - "Then Jesus said, 'Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God.'"

1 John 5:4 - "For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith."