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Summary: The steps that must be taken in order to make a memorial

How to Make a Memorial

Joshua 3:7-13

This is the first memorial made by the Israelite's about what God had done

1.You’ve got to Please God vs 8 He has to be obeyed

A preacher named Bill had been asked to speak at another church in

another county and to his horror, he was running late. So he began

speeding. If fact he was He was driving about 20 miles over the speed

limit, when suddenly he remembered he had a Christian bumper sticker

on his car. Bill’s conscience started giving him fits, saying, "What do

these people think about you when you whip past them doing 20 miles

over the speed limit?" So he faced this moral dilemma, and knew what

he had to do. He pulled off the road, ripped off bumper sticker, jumped

back in and kept speeding. By the way, you may have noticed I don’t

have a Christian bumper sticker on my car!

They’ve just spent 40 years wandering in the wilderness. learning

to Obey God.

Joshua 1:6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt

thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their

fathers to give them.1 7 Only be thou strong and very courageous,

that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses

my servant commanded thee: turn not from it [to] the right hand or

[to] the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

Deut 28: 15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the

voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments

and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses

shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: 16 Cursed [shalt] thou be

in the city, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the field. 17 Cursed [shall

be] thy basket and thy store. 18 Cursed [shall be] the fruit of thy

body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the

flocks of thy sheep. 19 Cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest

in, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out. 20 The LORD

shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou

settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until

thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings,

whereby thou hast forsaken me.5 21 The LORD shall make the

pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off

the land, whither thou goest to possess it. 22 The LORD shall smite

thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation

and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting,

and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.

2. You’ve got to Pursue God vs 11 He has to be first

Two hunters were out hunting and come upon what appeared at first as an abandoned farm. The barn was sagging, the house was in disrepair, and there were junk cars and car parts lying around. The only thing that made it a working farm were a few chickens pecking away and a goat wandering As they entered the yard they came across an old well.

One asked the other "Wonder how deep it is."

The other said, "We'll have to drop something down and listen for the splash." They look around for something to drop down the well, but the only thing close by was an old transmission. They both hauled it over to the well and dropped it in. They counted and waited a long time for the splash. It was deep, deep one all right.

They turned to leave and saw the goat was charging at them, head down, horns headed straight for them. At the last moment they jumped aside, and the goat went right past them and straight over the side and down the well. They looked at each other in amazement.

As they started to leave, the owner of the farm came up.

They chatted for a moment and got permission to hunt on his land. The farmer asked, "Have you seen my goat?"

They said, "Your goat almost killed us charging at us.

You should have had that goat tied up."

The farmer, "I thought I had him tied up to an old transmission."

What would have happened if some of the Jews wold have ran ahead

and ran out into the Jordan river, they would have gotten wet

Matt 6: 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or,

What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For

after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father

knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first

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