“Don’t Forsake The Stones”

This Sunday’s message, “Don’t  Forsake The Stones” celebrates the remembering of what God has done and the faithful men and women he’s worked through to bring us thus far. We would not be where we are if it was not for those who came before us. This text in Joshua calls on us to set up monuments of remembrance and celebration that honor, include, and acknowledge God’s work and his servants for today and the generations that come after us.
Tags: History, sacrifice,  celebration, ancestors,  heroes, heroines, legacy, generational wealth, faithfulness.

Scriptural Reading

Jesus the Great High Priest

14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,[a] Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

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  1. Hebrews 4:14 Greek has gone through the heavens

Sermonic Text

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.”

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