I resumed my study of Joshua yesterday in our morning services. My text was Joshua 4. I did not preach through the entire outline in either service. But I was able to get out the key points I wanted to make. Here is the sermon skeleton.

TITLE: “Don’t Forget to Remember”

TEXT: Joshua 4

THEME: The importance of remembering God

POINT: God commands you to remember who he is and what he has done for you.

PROBING QUESTION: Why is it important to deliberately and constantly remember who God is and what God has done?

PURPOSE: The purpose of this message is to challenge the hearer to take deliberate steps to continually remember the Person and Work of God.

TRANSITIONAL SENTENCE: The memorial stones Israel set up after crossing the Jordan teaches us three reasons why we should remember God.

OUTLINE:

I. The Lord commands us to remember what he has done for us (4:1-9).

A. You need spiritual reminders for where the Lord is taking you (vv. 2-3).

B. You need spiritual reminders of where the Lord has brought you (v. 9).

II. The Lord has done too much for us to forget his work on our behalf (4:10-19).

A. God fulfills his promises to us (v. 14).

B. God provides a way out of no way for us (vv. 15-18).

C. God completes what he has begun in us (v. 19).

III. The Lord is glorified when we remember him (4:20-24).

A. The next generation needs to meet our God (vv. 6-7, 21-23).

B. The unbelieving world needs to know our God (v. 24a).

C. You and I need to recognize how great our God is (v. 24b).