Israel Crosses Over The Jordan (Joshua 3:1-24) 10/31/19

ISRAEL CROSSES OVER THE JORDAN

Joshua 3:1-24

I. Twelve Stones (vs. 1-9)

    a. Where were the priests and the ark of the covenant while the people crossed over the Jordan? _____________________

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    b. In Joshua 3:12 Joshua was to select one man from each of the twelve tribes…In chapter 4 what do we learn was the

    reason? ______________________________________________________________________________________________

    c. How far were these men to carry the stones? ______________________________________________________________

    d. What indication do we have that the stones were large? _____________________________________________________

    e. What sign and purpose were the stones to serve? __________________________________________________________

    f. Who else gathered twelve stones from the place the priest’s feet stood in the Jordan and what was done with them? ____

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II. Up Out of the Jordan (vs. 10-18)

    a. Who were the last to leave the Jordan riverbed? ____________________________________________________________

    b. How do we know the people crossed with urgency? _________________________________________________________

    c. What do we know about Reuben, Gad, and half tribe of Manasseh that they specifically crossed over prepared for war? __

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    d. By what means had God exalted Joshua in the eyes of Israel that day? _________________________________________

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    e. Where did ALL the marching orders come from? ____________________________________________________________

    f. What happened after the priests who carried the ark were out of the Jordan? _____________________________________

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III. The Memorial (vs. 19-24)

    a. Where did Israel camp their first night in the land of promise? _________________________________________________

    b. What was Joshua’s first action upon arriving in Gilgal? _______________________________________________________

    c. Why would Joshua repeat the reason for the stones and memorial vs. 6-7 and now in vs. 21-23? _____________________

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    d. What was the greater purpose to memorialize what God had done? ____________________________________________

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IV. Application: Does God still use “Ebenezers” to remind us to fear Him and that others may know Him too? _____________

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