What will it take to face the New Year

Joshua 3:1-17 (NKJV)

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INTRODUCTION: The people of Israel were now on the east bank of the river Jordan ready to cross over to their new land and home. It had been a dreary, difficult, depressing 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. Across the river will be a new life, challenges, opportunities that God will provide for them. How will they cope?

Like them, we are also about to cross over to a new year, unknown and foreboding yet will be filled with opportunities, possibilities and challenges from the Lord. What will it take to face 2018? From the passage, let me present 5 ways for us to do so.

i. Be ________________(v.4) "you have not passed this way before"
II. Be ________________ (v.3) "see the ark fo the covenant.."
III. Be ________________ (v.5) "Sanctify yourselves..."
IV. Be ________________ - ________________(v.5) "tomorrow the LORD"
V. Be ________________(v.6-8) "as I was with Moses, so I will be with you."