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PRELUDE –

Valleys” by Cortez

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 148:11-13

Kings of the earth and all peoples,

    princes and all rulers of the earth!

Young men and maidens together,

    old men and children!

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

    for his name alone is exalted;

    his majesty is above earth and heaven.

Let’s stand and sing for the name of the Lord is worthy to be exalted!

(congregation stands)

SONG –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN –

Our God is truly worthy of all our trust and obedience.

But in spite of his glory, too often God’s people fail to trust and follow God as we ought in the midst of a confusing and sinful world.

In light of our failures to honor God this week, let’s take a moment in our service to pray, confessing our sins to the Lord and asking him to once again renew our hearts to trust and follow him even as we strive to do so within a world of sin.

Please pray aloud along with me as I read the words of this confession of sin.

(everyone read aloud)

Lord, though you should guide us, we inform ourselves;

though you should rule us, we control ourselves;

though you should fulfill us, we console ourselves.

We think your truth too high, your will too hard,

your power too remote, your love too free. But they are not!

And without them, we are of all people most miserable.

Now heal our confused minds with your word,

heal our divided wills with your law,

heal our troubled consciences with your love,

heal our anxious hearts with your presence,

all for the sake of your Son,

who loved us and gave himself for us.

Amen.

(moment of silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Now hear these words of assurance from the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

Let’s continue to boast is the Lord, for in Christ God still chooses to save weak and foolish sinners like us!

SONG –

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me” by Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, and Rich Thompson

PRAYER

(congregation sits)

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL – Why of The Week

During this part of our service, we normally dismiss our kids ages 0-5 to our kids corner in the back rooms here for the duration of the service. I’d just like to take a minute to help clarify what we are trying to accomplish with our children’s ministry. As a church, our number one goal for our kids is that they might receive Jesus by faith and find salvation from sin in him. Following that, we want our kids to grow up and one day be full-fledged members of Christ’s church. Because this is our goal, we try as early as we can to make sure IBC kids stay in the service so that they can hear the word of God as it is being read, sung, preached, and prayed every Sunday. This is why we have the children’s bulletins available in the back by the welcoming team so that our kids can sit in the service and draw, and hopefully pick up whatever bits of the Gospel they can understand for the duration of their time there. However, we realize that not every kid is old enough to sit still during our services. So for children ages 0-5, we have our Kids’ Corner available for them so that they can be taken care of by our vetted and trained Kids’ Corner volunteers while their parents are free to sit in on the service. So at this time Children ages 0-5 are now dismissed to head to Kids’ Corner. And as they leave, let’s continue to worship the Lord with our singing and praise.

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

SONG –

Only a Holy God” by Dustin Smith, Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, and Rich Thompson

SCRIPTURE READING – Joshua 6:1-27

(congregation stands)

Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in. And the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Thus shall you do for six days. Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. And when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him.” So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord.” And he said to the people, “Go forward. March around the city and let the armed men pass on before the ark of the Lord.”

And just as Joshua had commanded the people, the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the Lord went forward, blowing the trumpets, with the ark of the covenant of the Lord following them. The armed men were walking before the priests who were blowing the trumpets, and the rear guard was walking after the ark, while the trumpets blew continually. But Joshua commanded the people, “You shall not shout or make your voice heard, neither shall any word go out of your mouth, until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout.” So he caused the ark of the Lord to circle the city, going about it once. And they came into the camp and spent the night in the camp.

Then Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the Lord. And the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord walked on, and they blew the trumpets continually. And the armed men were walking before them, and the rear guard was walking after the ark of the Lord, while the trumpets blew continually. And the second day they marched around the city once, and returned into the camp. So they did for six days.

On the seventh day they rose early, at the dawn of day, and marched around the city in the same manner seven times. It was only on that day that they marched around the city seven times. And at the seventh time, when the priests had blown the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, “Shout, for the Lord has given you the city. And the city and all that is within it shall be devoted to the Lord for destruction. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent. But you, keep yourselves from the things devoted to destruction, lest when you have devoted them you take any of the devoted things and make the camp of Israel a thing for destruction and bring trouble upon it. But all silver and gold, and every vessel of bronze and iron, are holy to the Lord; they shall go into the treasury of the Lord.” So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they captured the city. Then they devoted all in the city to destruction, both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys, with the edge of the sword.

But to the two men who had spied out the land, Joshua said, “Go into the prostitute’s house and bring out from there the woman and all who belong to her, as you swore to her.” So the young men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab and her father and mother and brothers and all who belonged to her. And they brought all her relatives and put them outside the camp of Israel. And they burned the city with fire, and everything in it. Only the silver and gold, and the vessels of bronze and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the Lord. But Rahab the prostitute and her father’s household and all who belonged to her, Joshua saved alive. And she has lived in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

Joshua laid an oath on them at that time, saying, “Cursed before the Lord be the man who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho.

“At the cost of his firstborn shall he

    lay its foundation,

and at the cost of his youngest son

    shall he set up its gates.”

So the Lord was with Joshua, and his fame was in all the land.

Reader: “This is the Word of the Lord.”

Congregation: “Thanks be to God.”

SERMON – “The Battle of Jericho”

(congregation sits)

SONG –

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton and Laura Taylor

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

(congregation stands)

SONG –

 “One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

Let This Heart Not Wander” by Young Oceans

PRELUDE –

“Let Your Heart Sing” by Young Oceans

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 29:1-2

(congregation stands)

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,

    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;

    worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

Let’s stand and sing as we ascribe to the Lord the splendor of his holiness!

SONG – 

Holy, Holy, Holy” by John Bacchus Dykes and Reginald Heber

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 66:1-2

The Lord states in Isaiah 66:1-2

“Heaven is my throne,

    and the earth is my footstool;

what is the house that you would build for me,

    and what is the place of my rest?

All these things my hand has made,

    and so all these things came to be,

declares the Lord.

But this is the one to whom I will look:

    he who is humble and contrite in spirit

    and trembles at my word.

Although in our sin none of us deserve to stand before the presence of our high and holy God,

The Lord himself promises to mercifully receive

all those who humbly repent and return to his word.

Let’s take a moment to pray right now and humbly return to the Lord our God.

(moment of silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:5-9

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you,

that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness,

we lie and do not practice the truth.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,

we have fellowship with one another,

and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves,

and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Let’s continue to sing for the blood of Christ is still able to bring sinners like us

into the loving fellowship of a Holy God!

SONGS –

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks” by Samuel Stennett

PRAYER

(congregation sits)

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

SCRIPTURE READING – Joshua 5:13-15

(congregation stands)

When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the army of the Lord. Now I have come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to him, “What does my lord say to his servant?” And the commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.

Reader: “This is the Word of the Lord.”

Congregation: “Thanks be to God.”

SERMON – “Friend or Foe”

(congregation sits)

SONG –

Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy” by Fernando Ortega, John Andrew Schreiner, and Joseph Hart

LORD’S TABLE

(congregation stands)

OFFERING

SONG –

All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Great Are You Lord” by All Sons and Daughters

PRELUDE –

“Not For A Moment” by Meridith Andrews

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 117

In Psalm 117, the Psalmist calls all people to worship the Lord saying

“Praise the Lord, all nations!

    Extol him, all peoples!

For great is his steadfast love toward us,

    and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

Praise the Lord!”

Let’s stand and sing praise for God’s steadfast love endures forever!

(congregation stands)

SONG –

All Praise to Him” by Bob Kauflin and Matt Merker

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 13:11-14

Our passage today teaches us that God’s people need to purify themselves of sin in order to enjoy the rich promises of God. In Romans 13:11-14, the apostle Paul gives similar instructions to the church of God today when he states, 

“For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.”

In light of God’s word convicting us and calling us to repentance, let’s use this time of silence in our service to pray and ask God to forgive us of our sins as we rededicate our lives to him. 

(moment of silence)

SONG – 

Be Magnified” by Lynn DeShazo

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

In spite of our sin, God’s promises can still be enjoyed by anyone who by faith trusts in Christ for their forgiveness and salvation.

Let’s celebrate for the blood of Christ is still powerful to cleanse us from all of our sins!

SONG – 

There Is A Fountain” by William Cowper

PRAYER (Why of the Week)

(congregation sits)

According to the pattern set in Acts 2:42, Christian churches have always gathered together in order to devote themselves to the apostle’s teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and to corporate prayer. While it is always appropriate to pray to the Lord on your own, Jesus clearly expected there to be times when his church would unite together and with one mind and together petition our Father for the needs our our community. This is why in the Lord’s pray Jesus instructs his people to address the Lord together as “Our Father.” When the church gathers together to pray, we train our hearts to be united in faith, hope, and love as we all with one mind strive side by side for the faith. 

As I pray aloud, please pray along with me as we all together lift the requests of our community up to our Father together. 

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

SCRIPTURE READING – Joshua 5:1-12 

(congregation stands)

As soon as all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard that the Lord had dried up the waters of the Jordan for the people of Israel until they had crossed over, their hearts melted and there was no longer any spirit in them because of the people of Israel.

At that time the Lord said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the sons of Israel a second time.” So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth. And this is the reason why Joshua circumcised them: all the males of the people who came out of Egypt, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way after they had come out of Egypt. Though all the people who came out had been circumcised, yet all the people who were born on the way in the wilderness after they had come out of Egypt had not been circumcised. For the people of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the Lord; the Lordswore to them that he would not let them see the land that the Lord had sworn to their fathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey. So it was their children, whom he raised up in their place, that Joshua circumcised. For they were uncircumcised, because they had not been circumcised on the way.

When the circumcising of the whole nation was finished, they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed. And the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” And so the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day.

While the people of Israel were encamped at Gilgal, they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening on the plains of Jericho.And the day after the Passover, on that very day, they ate of the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain. And the manna ceased the day after they ate of the produce of the land. And there was no longer manna for the people of Israel, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.

Reader: “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

Congregation: “Thanks be to God.”

SERMON

(congregation sits)

SONG –

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

(congregation stands)

SONG –

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks” by Samuel Stennett 

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks” by Keith and Kristyn Getty

PRELUDE –

“Oh Great God, Give Us Rest” by David Crowder Band

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100:4-5

God calls us to worship in Psalm 100. 

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

    and his courts with praise!

    Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;

    his steadfast love endures forever,

    and his faithfulness to all generations.”

Let’s stand and give thanks, 

for the Lord has been faithful to his people from generation to generation.

(congregation stands)

SONG –

Your Grace Is Enough” by Matt Maher

CONFESSION OF SIN –

In spite of God’s faithfulness and grace, our text for today reminds us that God’s people always have a tendency to forget just how good he has been to us. And when we lose sight of his love and care, we often tend to slip away from him. Let’s confess the ways we have been slipping away from the Lord this week by praying aloud this corporate confession of sin. 

(everyone read aloud)

Holy Father, you see us as we are, and know our inmost thoughts. We confess that we are unworthy of your gracious care. We forget that all life comes from you and that to you all life returns. We have not sought to do your will with our whole hearts. We have not lived as grateful children, nor loved as Christ loved us. Apart from you, we are nothing. Only your grace can sustain us. Lord, in your mercy, forgive us, heal us, and make us whole. Set us free from our sin, and restore us to the joy of your salvation now and forever. 

Amen. 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Isaiah 49:15-16

“Can a woman forget her nursing child,

    that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?

Even these may forget,

    yet I will not forget you.

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.”

For those of us who have repented of our sins and have received the mercy freely given to us in Jesus Christ, each week on Sunday we get to receive this sweet reminder from the Lord that no matter what we’ve done, God will never forget his people.

Let’s continue to celebrate the rich mercies of our God!

SONGS – 

He Will Hold Me Fast” by Ada Ruth Habershon and Matthew Merker

Not for a Moment” by Meredith Andrews

PRAYER

(congregation sits)

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

(congregation stands)

SCRIPTURE READING – Joshua 4:1-24 

(congregation stands)

When all the nation had finished passing over the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, “Take twelve men from the people, from each tribe a man, and command them, saying, ‘Take twelve stones from here out of the midst of the Jordan, from the very place where the priests’ feet stood firmly, and bring them over with you and lay them down in the place where you lodge tonight.’” Then Joshua called the twelve men from the people of Israel, whom he had appointed, a man from each tribe. And Joshua said to them, “Pass on before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of the Jordan, and take up each of you a stone upon his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the people of Israel, that this may be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’ then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the people of Israel a memorial forever.”

And the people of Israel did just as Joshua commanded and took up twelve stones out of the midst of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the people of Israel, just as the Lord told Joshua. And they carried them over with them to the place where they lodged and laid them down there.And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the covenant had stood; and they are there to this day. For the priests bearing the ark stood in the midst of the Jordan until everything was finished that the Lord commanded Joshua to tell the people, according to all that Moses had commanded Joshua.

The people passed over in haste. And when all the people had finished passing over, the ark of the Lord and the priests passed over before the people. The sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh passed over armed before the people of Israel, as Moses had told them. About 40,000 ready for war passed over before the Lord for battle, to the plains of Jericho. On that day the Lord exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and they stood in awe of him just as they had stood in awe of Moses, all the days of his life.

And the Lord said to Joshua, “Command the priests bearing the ark of the testimony to come up out of the Jordan.” So Joshua commanded the priests, “Come up out of the Jordan.” And when the priests bearing the ark of the covenant of the Lord came up from the midst of the Jordan, and the soles of the priests’ feet were lifted up on dry ground, the waters of the Jordan returned to their place and overflowed all its banks, as before.

The people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they encamped at Gilgal on the east border of Jericho. And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal. And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ then you shall let your children know, ‘Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”

Reader: “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

Congregation: “Thanks be to God.”

SERMON – “Handing Down Our History

(congregation sits)

SONG –

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

(congregation stands)

SONG –

Let Your Kingdom Come” by Bob Kauflin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

“Opposite Way” by Leeland

PRELUDE –
“Lion/Lamb” by Joshua Leventhal

CALL TO WORSHIP – Exodus 15:21

After the crossing of the Red Sea, the Lord inspired Miriam to call his people to worship declaring in Exodus 15:21:

“Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously;
The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”
Let’s stand and sing, for our God has triumphed gloriously!

(congregation stands)

SONG –
“Worthy Worthy” by Jacob Sooter and Mia Fieldes

CONFESSION OF SIN – 2 Corinthians 7:1

In our passage today, Joshua commands the people to consecrate themselves for the LORD is going to do wonders among his people. Although we are in a different time and place, God’s people still have times when they need to consecrate or separate themselves from the sins of this world in order to enjoy a right relationship with him.

Paul says in 2 Cor. 7:1, “Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.”

This is why every Sunday we have a portion of our time dedicated to confessing our sins to the Lord.

Let’s take a moment to confess our sin to the Lord and consecrate ourselves to his purpose once again this morning.

(moment of silence)

SONG –
“Create in Me a Clean Heart” by Keith Green

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 2 Corinthians 5:17-19

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.


Let’s continue to sing for the Lord is still working wonders among his people today!

SONG –
“His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

PRAYER
(congregation sits)

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL
0-5 Years Old Dismissal
(congregation stands)


AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostles’ Creed

Before we look at our sermon text for today, let’s take a moment to confess our belief in God and his miraculous work in history using the words of the Apostles’ Creed.

We believe in God
the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried.
He descended into hell and on the third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING – Joshua 3:1-17

Then Joshua rose early in the morning and they set out from Shittim. And they came to the Jordan, he and all the people of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. At the end of three days the officers went through the camp and commanded the people, “As soon as you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God being carried by the Levitical priests, then you shall set out from your place and follow it. Yet there shall be a distance between you and it, about 2,000 cubits in length. Do not come near it, in order that you may know the way you shall go, for you have not passed this way before.” Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” And Joshua said to the priests, “Take up the ark of the covenant and pass on before the people.” So they took up the ark of the covenant and went before the people.

The Lord said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. And as for you, command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, ‘When you come to the brink of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.’” And Joshua said to the people of Israel, “Come here and listen to the words of the Lord your God.” And Joshua said, “Here is how you shall know that the living God is among you and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Hivites, the Perizzites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, and the Jebusites. Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is passing over before you into the Jordan. Now therefore take twelve men from the tribes of Israel, from each tribe a man. And when the soles of the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off from flowing, and the waters coming down from above shall stand in one heap.”

So when the people set out from their tents to pass over the Jordan with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people, and as soon as those bearing the ark had come as far as the Jordan, and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the brink of the water (now the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of harvest), the waters coming down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far away, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, and those flowing down toward the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. And the people passed over opposite Jericho. Now the priests bearing the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firmly on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan, and all Israel was passing over on dry ground until all the nation finished passing over the Jordan.

Reader: “This is the Word of the Lord.”

Congregation: “Thanks be to God.”

SERMON – “The Living God”
(congregation sits)


SONG –
“Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn)” by Keith & Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING
(congregation stands)

SONG –
“Christ Is Mine Forevermore” by Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS


POSTLUDE –
“Oh But God” by Davie Flowers

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