• Joshua 3-5

Remember God’s blessings

  • Joshua 4:1-7, 23 – God instructed the Israelites to build a memorial to help them to remember how He delivered them.
  • I Corinthians 11:23-26

They had

We have

12 stone memorial, etc.

The Lord’s Supper

High priests

Jesus, the Great High Priest

Sacrifices of animals

Sacrifice of the Son of God

Old Covenant

New Covenant

  • Hebrews 11:32-40 - Great things happened in the past, but now we can see the full picture.

Teach your kids

  • Joshua 4:6, 21-22 – Parents were to teach their children what the memorials meant!

  • We tend to forget the past!

  • “Don’t forget your raising.”

  • Judges 2:6-13 – The generations after Joshua turned to idolatry.

  • As parents, we must know about God ourselves.

    • Deuteronomy 6:6-7 – You can’t teach what you don’t know!
  • As parents, we must teach our kids about God.

    • Psalms 78:1-8

    • Ephesians 6:4

  • As parents, we must live faithfully ourselves.

    • II Timothy 2:15 – Be a worked approved by God.

Rejoice in God’s promises

  • Joshua 4:19-20
  • Joshua 5:9 – God named the place Gilgal. It was an important place for many future events.
  • God delivered Israel to their Promised Land, and He will deliver us to ours! We’ll be in our Gilgal one day.
  • II Peter 3:9-13