Part 3: Going Steps!
June 27, 2021
Deuteronomy 1:6 (MSG)
(God says) — “You’ve stayed long enough at this mountain. On your way now. Get moving …. I’ve given you this land. Now go in and take it.”
Going Step #1: God’s Lead!
Joshua 3:3 (NIV)
When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests, who are Levites, carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it.
Joshua 3:4 (TLB)
Stay about a half mile behind, with a clear space between you and the Ark; be sure that you don’t get any closer.
Following requires !
Hebrews 12:2-3 (GW)
We must focus on Jesus, the source and goal of our faith. He saw the joy ahead of him, so he endured death on the cross and ignored the disgrace it brought him. Then he received the highest position in heaven, the one next to the throne of God. 3 Think about Jesus, who endured opposition from sinners, so that you don’t become tired and give up.
Following requires !
Luke 9:23 (MSG)
Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat—I am . . . follow me and I’ll show you how.
Going Step #2: Yourself!
Joshua 3:5 (NIV)
Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.”
We prepare for “amazing things” by ourselves!
We prepare for “amazing things” by God!
Romans 12:1-2 (MSG)
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 2 Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
Going Step #3: Get Your !
Joshua 3:8 (NIV)
“When you reach the edge of the Jordan’s waters, go and stand in the river.”
Joshua 3:15-16 (NIV)
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, 16 the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam …. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho.
Joshua 3:15-16 (NLT)
… As soon as the feet of the priests who were carrying the Ark touched the water at the river’s edge, 16 the water above that point began backing up a great distance away at a town called Adam,