Friday, September 1 – Joshua 3:17

Aug 31, 2023

And the priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel crossed on dry ground, until all the nation had finished crossing the Jordan.


Have you ever gotten halfway through a project and come to a point where you asked yourself, “What in the world am I doing?” Sometimes we have the adrenaline and excitement to start something, but it is hard to see it through especially when it is something foreign to us. Walking through a river on dry ground was certainly extraordinary and could have led to doubt and questioning, “What in the world are we doing?” Yet in that moment, the people trusted God. They were not merely bystanders but all active participants in the literal steps of faith.


If you are in Christ, you are a part of a greater community, the church. You will take many steps of faith on your own in your personal walk with Christ, but we take many steps united as the body of Christ. If you are a follower of Jesus, you are not a bystander in the journey as our church pursues Christ, you are an active participant. Together we can serve one another, encouraging one another toward Christ, even as we battle moments of doubt. Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “And let’s consider how to encourage one another in love and good deeds, not abandoning our own meeting together, as is the habit of some people, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” Meeting together helps us press on when we hit those moments we might usually give up. Let’s press on in our journey together as a church, pursuing Christ with the assurance that God will see us through to the end.


  • How are you involved in our church? What are some specific ways you can encourage others to continue following Jesus faithfully?
  • How has being in a community of faith positively impacted your walk with Christ?
  • Pray and ask God to help you press into the community of our church and walk in faith with fellow believers.
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2701 Ira E Woods Ave.
Grapevine, Texas 76051