Mar 16-22 Come Quickly Lord Jesus


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Our little Church is using a Chronological Bible Reading Schedule by Skip Andrews. It can be found here:
Each Sunday a lesson is given from some of that week's reading. This lesson covers Mar. 16-22.

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Mar 16-22 Come Quickly Lord Jesus

  1. 1. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>In the 3rd chapter of Joshua God again shows his power over nature by allowing the Israelites to cross the Jordan river on dry land. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>Priest carrying the ark of the covenant walk to the water first. When their feet touch the surface of the water it stops flowing and piles up. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>Who has ever seen a pile of water besides God’s chosen people, the Israelites? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>The NET Bible foot notes says this: </li></ul><ul><li>Heb “the waters of the Jordan, the waters descending from above, will be cut off so that they will stand in one pile.” (NET notes) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>The strength and endurance God gives the priest carrying the ark boggles my mind. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>It seems these mere men stand holding the ark while the entire people of Israel cross the Jordan River. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>There must be at least one million, if not two million people in the Israelite group at this point. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>I don’t have the math where-with-all to figure how long it would take to accomplish this crossing. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>Even if they were spread out a mile wide it would still take some time to get everyone across. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>We pick up reading in Joshua 4 after the crossing had been accomplished. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>Joshua 4:1 NET When the entire nation was on the other side, the LORD told Joshua, 2 &quot;Select for yourselves twelve men from the people, one per tribe. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>3 Instruct them, 'Pick up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, from the very place where the priests stand firmly, </li></ul>
  13. 13. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>and carry them over with you and put them in the place where you camp tonight.' &quot; </li></ul>
  14. 14. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>4 Joshua summoned the twelve men he had appointed from the Israelites, one per tribe. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>5 Joshua told them, &quot;Go in front of the ark of the LORD your God to the middle of the Jordan. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>Each of you is to put a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the Israelite tribes. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>6 The stones will be a reminder to you. When your children ask someday, 'Why are these stones important to you?' </li></ul>
  18. 18. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>7 tell them how the water of the Jordan stopped flowing before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>When it crossed the Jordan, the water of the Jordan stopped flowing. These stones will be a lasting memorial for the Israelites.&quot; </li></ul>
  20. 20. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>Joshua 4:18 NET The priests carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD came up from the middle of the Jordan, </li></ul>
  21. 21. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>and as soon as they set foot on dry land, the water of the Jordan flowed again and returned to flood stage. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>19 The people went up from the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month and camped in Gilgal on the eastern border of Jericho. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>20 Now Joshua set up in Gilgal the twelve stones they had taken from the Jordan. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>21 He told the Israelites, &quot;When your children someday ask their fathers, 'What do these stones represent?' </li></ul>
  25. 25. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>22 explain to your children, 'Israel crossed the Jordan River on dry ground. ' </li></ul>
  26. 26. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>23 For the LORD your God dried up the water of the Jordan before you while you crossed over. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>It was just like when the LORD your God dried up the Red Sea before us while we crossed it. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>24 He has done this so all the nations of the earth might recognize the LORD's power and so you might always obey the LORD your God.&quot; </li></ul>
  29. 29. Israel Commemorates the Crossing <ul><li>These stone were meant to remind, or teach future generations about God’s power of salvation in order that they might always obey The Lord. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Circumcision Neglected <ul><li>With the death of the males 20 and older in these 40 years of wondering in the desert, circumcision had been neglected. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Circumcision Neglected <ul><li>Joshua is ordered to circumcise the males born during these 40 years. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Circumcision Neglected <ul><li>We join the story in Joshua 5:9 after the circumcisions had taken place. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Manna Stopped Appearing <ul><li>Joshua 5:9 NET The LORD said to Joshua, &quot;Today I have taken away the disgrace of Egypt from you.&quot; So that place is called Gilgal even to this day. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Manna Stopped Appearing <ul><li>10 So the Israelites camped in Gilgal and celebrated the Passover in the evening of the fourteenth day of the month on the plains of Jericho. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Manna Stopped Appearing <ul><li>11 They ate some of the produce of the land the day after the Passover, including unleavened bread and roasted grain. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Manna Stopped Appearing <ul><li>12 The manna stopped appearing the day they ate some of the produce of the land; the Israelites never ate manna again. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Manna Stopped Appearing <ul><li>There being now no further need of it; miracles are not wrought or continued when unnecessary; for the ceasing of the manna shows, that it was not a common but an extraordinary provision. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Manna A Type of Christ <ul><li>The ceasing of the manna, which was a type of Christ, may signify the cessation of Gospel ordinances, in which Christ is held forth as food for his people. (Gill) </li></ul>
  39. 39. Manna A Type of Christ <ul><li>Manna being a type of Christ draws us to Jesus speaking to a crowd who were part of the thousands He miraculously fed by the sea the day before. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Manna A Type of Christ <ul><li>John 6:31 NET Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, ' He gave them bread from heaven to eat .' “ </li></ul>
  41. 41. Manna A Type of Christ <ul><li>32 Then Jesus told them, &quot;I tell you the solemn truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but my Father is giving you the true bread from heaven. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Manna A Type of Christ <ul><li>33 For the bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.&quot; </li></ul>
  43. 43. Manna A Type of Christ <ul><li>34 So they said to him, &quot;Sir, give us this bread all the time!&quot; 35 Jesus said to them, &quot;I am the bread of life. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Manna A Type of Christ <ul><li>The one who comes to me will never go hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty. </li></ul>
  45. 45. Joys of Heaven <ul><li>The increase of the land, not only of the fields, but of the vineyards and oliveyards, which they had neither sown nor planted, which may denote the plenty and variety of the joys of heaven, and glories of the future state; </li></ul>
  46. 46. Joys of Heaven <ul><li>the various fruits which grow on Christ, the tree of life, brought forth every month, or continually; all which will be enjoyed through the free grace of God, without the works or merits of men. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Joys of Heaven <ul><li>“ the Israelites never ate manna again” having no more need of it, as the saints in heaven will stand in no more need of Gospel ordinances: (Gill) </li></ul>
  48. 48. A Reminder of God’s Power <ul><li>Let’s think back to the 12 stones set up as a reminder of The Lord’s power and the need of obedience to Him. What is our reminder today? </li></ul>
  49. 49. A Reminder of God’s Power <ul><li>1 Corinthians 11:23 NET For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night in which he was betrayed took bread, </li></ul>
  50. 50. A Reminder of God’s Power <ul><li>24 and after he had given thanks he broke it and said, &quot;This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.&quot; </li></ul>
  51. 51. A Reminder of God’s Power <ul><li>25 In the same way, he also took the cup after supper, saying, &quot;This cup is the new covenant in my blood. </li></ul>
  52. 52. A Reminder of God’s Power <ul><li>Do this, every time you drink it, in remembrance of me.&quot; 26 For every time you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. </li></ul>
  53. 53. A Reminder of God’s Power <ul><li>This is our memorial which reminds us every week of God’s power of salvation. </li></ul>
  54. 54. A Reminder of God’s Power <ul><li>The power in raising His Son from the dead. And our need to obey Jesus, God The Son, so we’ll be ready when He returns! </li></ul>
  55. 55. Jesus Will Return <ul><li>In the 14 th chapter of John ’s gospel Jesus tells us why He left and why He will return. </li></ul>
  56. 56. Jesus’ Parting Words to His Disciples <ul><li>John 14:1 NET &quot;Do not let your hearts be distressed. You believe in God; believe also in me. </li></ul>
  57. 57. Jesus’ Parting Words to His Disciples <ul><li>2 There are many dwelling places in my Father's house. Otherwise, I would have told you, because I am going away to make ready a place for you. </li></ul>
  58. 58. Jesus’ Parting Words to His Disciples <ul><li>3 And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will come again and take you to be with me, so that where I am you may be too. </li></ul>
  59. 59. Jesus Raised From The Dead <ul><li>This time of year our minds think of that empty tomb. Jesus was raised from the dead. </li></ul>
  60. 60. With Him in Glory <ul><li>Should not our minds be on this continually as well as his return to fetch us home with Him in Glory? </li></ul>
  61. 61. Live In Holiness & Godliness <ul><li>2 Peter 3:10 NET But the day of the Lord will come like a thief; when it comes, the heavens will disappear with a horrific noise, </li></ul>
  62. 62. Live In Holiness & Godliness <ul><li>and the celestial bodies will melt away in a blaze, and the earth and every deed done on it will be laid bare. </li></ul>
  63. 63. Live In Holiness & Godliness <ul><li>11 Since all these things are to melt away in this manner, what sort of people must we be, conducting our lives in holiness and godliness, </li></ul>
  64. 64. Live In Holiness & Godliness <ul><li>12 while waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God? Because of this day, the heavens will be burned up and dissolve, </li></ul>
  65. 65. Live In Holiness & Godliness <ul><li>and the celestial bodies will melt away in a blaze! 13 But, according to his promise, </li></ul>
  66. 66. Live In Holiness & Godliness <ul><li>we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness truly resides. </li></ul>
  67. 67. Come Quickly Lord Jesus <ul><li>Do these verses scare you? We shouldn’t fear the coming of the Lord. We should wait, praying He comes quickly. </li></ul>