October 9, 2005

The Altar is for Sinners

Passage: Joshua 8:1-35
Service Type:

I. Introduction
II. The Defeat of Ai and Covenant Renewal
A. "I have delivered Ai into your hands," God says
B. After victory, why does Israel head for Shechem?
III. Conclusion and Application
A. The Law is read at the covenant renewal ceremony
1. Mt Ebal: cursing for disobedience
2. Mt. Gerizim: Blessing for obedience
B. The altar is on Mt. Ebal
1. Why?
2. Answer: It is God's solution to the sin problem

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