Contributed on Jun 11, 2021
The story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal is a classic. What we sometimes forget is that a memorial, an altar to the LORD, was already there before Elijah came! The rest of the story is gripping!
Introduction: The days of Elijah were some of the best and some of the worst in Israel’s history. One of the highest points took place when God responded to Elijah’s prayer in a way that nobody could deny. Not only did this take place in the presence of pagan prophets, the event also took place ...read more
Contributed on Jun 19, 2021
There were two memorials constructed of stones on the day Israel crossed the Jordan River and entered Canaan. The LORD knew that eventually people would ask about these memorials. God told Joshua what to do and say.
Introduction: Moses had died and Joshua was now Israel’s leader to lead them into the Promised Land. When this story took place, Israel was camping on the east side of the Jordan River; Canaan itself was on the west. So that Israel would never forget what God did for them, God told Joshua to have ...read more
Contributed on Jun 23, 2021
Some of us remember the Battle of Jericho but not very many remember Achan, who took some things which were not intended for anyone at the time. What he took, he couldn't keep, and he paid with his life.
Introduction: Israel had just won their first victory in Canaan. They had followed God’s commands to walk around the city, shout, and then God would do the rest. They next decided to attack Ai, a smaller city, but something awful happened. The sin of one man was the reason why. 1 Achan’s deceit ...read more
Contributed on Jul 2, 2021
Joshua built an altar to the LORD near Mount Ebal in Canaan. This happened after Israel had defeated Ai. Something unique to this altar was that Joshua wrote parts of the available Word of God on it.
Introduction: Israel, under Joshua’s leadership, defeated the people of Ai. After that, Joshua built an altar to the LORD, God of Israel, placing it in about the middle of the country. Israel had built two other memorials as recorded in Joshua chapters 3-4, but the altar Joshua built here had a ...read more