01-17-10 Jordan River _Gn13vs10_2138

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I. Lot And The Jordan River Valley
          What Lot saw: Gn.13:10
           What Lot did not see –
1.   Choices have consequences (13:11-12)
2.   Evil companions (13:13)
3.   Materialism cannot save a family (Gn.19)
4.   Water / beauty cannot compensate for
     sinful surroundings (2 Pt.2:6-9)
I. Lot And The Jordan River Valley



 II. Moses Came Close
          Moses at the Jordan
   Dt.4:21-24, last stop: Plain of Moab
   Dt.31:1-6, last mountain: Pisgah


      Moses did not      Disobedience
      cross Jordan       is disastrous
 I. Lot And The Jordan River Valley



       II. Moses Came Close



III. Joshua Entered Canaan
Strength, courage, trust, Dt.31:7-8

        Josh.3:1-8, prearranged order
   Follow the ark (3)

        Not too            Unknown
        close (4)           way (4)

   Purpose: exalt Joshua (7, 10; Ps.114)
   Flood stage (13-15)
              Faith

  Firm       Personal    Way of
conviction   surrender    life

             Nu.14:11
  Wrong       Uncond.    Life of
conviction   surrender   despair
    I. Lot And The Jordan River Valley


          II. Moses Came Close


       III. Joshua Entered Canaan



IV. Elijah Crossed Jordan To Rest
     Elijah’s Last Day (2 Kings 2)
   1K.19 – 1 Co.15
   Last day on earth: at Jordan

            Talked     Left a hole
             (11)         (12)

   His miraculous departure confirmed
    his message; Israel must respond
   Lk.16:22
 I. Lot And The Jordan River Valley


       II. Moses Came Close


    III. Joshua Entered Canaan


 IV. Elijah Crossed Jordan To Rest


V. John Baptized In Jordan
Many were baptized      Jesus was baptized
  to be forgiven          to be Forgiver

   Came to do Father’s will
   If He failed once, He could not be our
    perfect sacrifice
   Mk.1:9
             Mt.3:13-17
 A first: Someone too good for baptism
 Purpose:
   Identify Him as Messiah. Mt.3:16-17
   Confirm work of John. Jn.1:32-34
   Leave people w/o excuse. Jn.1:35-42
      Jordan River parallels
Naaman, 2 K.5         Jews, Mt.3
 Heard, 3-4, 10       Heard, 3:1-3

 Believed, 14       Believed, 21:32

Repented, 11-14   Repented, 3:2, 8, 11

Confessed, 15       Confessed, 3:6

  Dipped, 14       Baptized, 3:6, 11
                 Lessons:
1.   Lot: Choices have consequences
2.   Moses: Obey God’s word
3.   Joshua: Waters shrank from Priests
4.   Elijah: Prepare for last day on earth
5.   John: We must enter Jordan
               Songs
 193 (1)
 203 (3)
 206 (1)
 212 (2)
 250
 248
 254 (1, 3)
 552 (3)

				
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