Morning Worship – “Passing Over”
Israel stands at Jordan’s stormy banks, but they need not fear. This is the beginning of the good things that God has promised. “Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel….” God brings the turmoil and the tumult, that we “may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with you” (Josh 3:7).
Passages for Meditation
- John 5:24. How is passing through the Jordan similar to passing through God’s judgement? Are there other biblical passages that make a similar connection?
- John 14:1-11. How is the situation of our pursuing the land that Jesus has prepared similar to the situation that faces Israel? What can we learn about our passing from Israel’s?
- Joshua 3.
Questions for Consideration
- This is a mighty work of God, but it’s not the first, and as we have already indicated, it’s really just the start of God’s plan to bring Israel into the land. How does this passage remind Israel of what God has already done, and how does it encourage them for what lies ahead?
- Same question in our context: what has God already done, and how does that help us face what lies ahead? Remind yourself of the goodness of God, and then apply that knowledge to the struggles you face. Encourage your soul to have hope.
Hymns for Proclamation
- 598- “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah”
- 600- “He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought” How does the leading of Christ give us hope?
Evening Worship – “Melchizedek he Praised the Lord”
Thank you all for an excellent study leave; I am excited to return to Hebrews, and we start back up with a bang. The author has been hinting over and over about the superiority of Christ’s priesthood, but he has held back from giving us details. This evening we get the details.
- Psalm: 119
- Hymns: 176- “Hail Thou Once Despised Jesus,” 306- “Jesus, My Great High Priest”
- Sermon Text: Hebrews 7. Not all the ways in which Jesus’ High Priesthood is superior. How should these things encourage us?