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God provided the cities of refuge so that those who had accidentally killed another could flee to a place of justice and mercy. In the Messiah, we all have this hope.. We can flee to Jesus for refuge ...

God provided the cities of refuge so that those who had accidentally killed another could flee to a place of justice and mercy. In the Messiah, we all have this hope.. We can flee to Jesus for refuge from our sins, but this also requires that we remember that our congregation is to be a place of refuge for one another and also those who are lost in sin.

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    • The Cities of Refuge Joshua 20
    • Cities of Refuge DAN(Josh. 20; Deut. 4:41-43) Kedesh R NAPHTALI M A N A S S E H HE Sea of AS Galilee Golan ZEBULUN Great Sea ISSACHAR (Mediterranean) Ramoth-gilead GAD MANASSEH Jordan Shechem River N EPHRAIM W E D A N BENJAMIN Bezer S JUDAH REUBEN Hebron Salt Sea Scale of Miles SIMEON 0 50
    • Cities of Refuge Numbers 35.24-25 DAN(Josh. 20; Deut. 4:41-43) Kedesh ✔ Judge R NAPHTALI M A N A S S E H HE Sea of ✔ Rescue AS Galilee Golan ZEBULUN Great Sea ISSACHAR (Mediterranean) MANASSEH GAD Ramoth-gilead ✔ Restore Jordan Shechem River N EPHRAIM W E D A N BENJAMIN Bezer S JUDAH REUBEN Hebron Salt Sea Scale of Miles SIMEON 0 50
    • Cities of Refuge Joshua 20. 4 DAN(Josh. 20; Deut. 4:41-43) Kedesh ✔ Take him into R NAPHTALI M A N A S S E H the city HE Sea of AS Galilee Golan ZEBULUN Great Sea (Mediterranean) ISSACHAR GAD ✔ Give him a Ramoth-gilead MANASSEH Jordan place Shechem River N W E D EPHRAIM ✔ Remain with A N BENJAMIN Bezer them S JUDAH REUBEN Hebron Salt Sea Scale of Miles SIMEON 0 50
    • “You are my refuge,my portion in theland of the living” Psalm 142.5
    • God is a refuge andstrength, a verypresent help introuble. Psalm 46.1
    • There will be abooth for shadeby day from theheat, and for arefuge and ashelter from thestorm and rain. Isaiah 4.6
    • A People of Refuge
    • “We who have fled for refuge mighthave strong encouragement tohold fast to the hope set before us.” Hebrews 6.18
    • Jesus is our refuge from sin.
    • Jesus is our refuge from sin.
    • We are a refuge for one another.
    • “in sincere love of the brethren,love one another fervently witha pure heart”1 Peter 1.22, NKJV
    • “Little children, let us not love in wordor talk but in deed and in truth.”1 John 3.18
    • We are a place of refuge for the lost.
    • “they shall take him into the city asone of them, and give him a place, thathe may dwell among them.” Joshua 20. 4
    • Are we going to be a showcase for saints or a refuge for sinners?
    • Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?
    • Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Map: Manna Bible MapsDriver: fast and furious woman driverGuy on Road: iStock_000001843523City: iStock_000004072851Sin: iStock_000006070498Hearts: iStock_000008335108Heart in Hand: iStock_000008595455Men studying: iStock_000002996723Cave: http://www.public-domain-image.com/nature-landscape/cave/slides/cave-keshcorran-caves-near-carrowkeel-in-ireland.htmlBooth:
    • Be Strong and Courageous Compiled and Presented by: Dave Stewart 25 March, 2012#16 www.churchofchristmiranda.com The Cities of Refuge Joshua 20 Synopsis: God provided the cities of refuge so that those who had accidentally killed another could flee to a place of justice and mercy. In the Messiah, we all have this hope.. We can flee to Jesus for refuge from our sins, but this also requires that we remember that our congregation is to be a place of refuge for one another and also those who are lost in sin. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”