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Delivered By
Travis Markes
Delivered On
October 29, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
Joshua 3:1-5; 14-17
Joshua: The Journey

Then Joshua rose early in the morning and they set out from Shittim. And they came to the Jordan, he and all the people of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. At the end of three days the officers went through the camp and commanded the people, “As soon as you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God being carried by the Levitical priests, then you shall set out from your place and follow it. Yet there shall be a distance between you and it, about 2,000 cubits in length. Do not come near it, in order that you may know the way you shall go, for you have not passed this way before.” Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.”

“So when the people set out from their tents to pass over the Jordan with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people, and as soon as those bearing the ark had come as far as the Jordan, and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the brink of the water (now the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of harvest), the waters coming down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far away, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, and those flowing down toward the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. And the people passed over opposite Jericho. Now the priests bearing the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firmly on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan, and all Israel was passing over on dry ground until all the nation finished passing over the Jordan.” (Joshua 3:1-5; 14-17 ESV)


1. Fix your eyes on Jesus Christ and follow Him. (3:1-4)

A. Ark of the Covenant = Jesus, God with us, Word made flesh,  provider and protector

B. Following Jesus will lead to new adventures.

C. Respecting and revering the holiness of God is crucial.


2. Prepare yourself spiritually. (3:5)


3. Choose to move forward in the journey. (3:14-17)

A. Your Jordan will either be a border or a barrier to blessing.

B. When you step out in faith, you will experience the power of God.

C. Jesus is the way through troubled waters.