Our True Sanctuary

Our True Sanctuary

Joshua 20

Our True Sanctuary

Introduction: The six cities of refuge in Jos. 20 offered a place of sanctuary for those causing unintentional death to another by accident or in self-defense. Relatives of the slain were culturally mandated to slay the one causing the death, and the cities of refuge provided God given sanctuary for the accused.

All of us are in need of sanctuary because, unlike the unintentional manslayer, we are all guilty before God.

Jesus is our True Sanctuary:

Each of the names of the six cities of refuge reflects an aspect of God’s character, person, and work, and more specifically, of Jesus as our refuge and sanctuary.

  • Vs. 7 – Kedesh means ____________________
    • Joshua 7 – Achan and the detestable things.
    • As our High Priest, Jesus’ ______________ paid the price for our sin.
    • As our King, Jesus declares us _______ by faith.
  • Vs. 7 – Shechem means ___________________
    • Isaiah 9:6 ‘…and the government shall be upon His shoulder.’
    • We rest in the ____________________ of God’s sanctuary.
  • Vs. 7 – Hebron means _____________________
    • 1 Cor. 1:9 – The ____________ of ___________
    • There is a lot of ________________ in the world
    • Heb 13:5 –He will never leave or _______ _____
    • 1Jn 1:3 – Fellowship with __________________
    • 1 Cor 10:16 – Fellowship of _________________
  • Vs. 8 – Bezer means ____________________________
    • Ps 18:1-2 – The Lord is my ________ & ______
    • 1 Cor 10:4 – that rock was __________________
  • Vs. 8 – Ramoth means __________________________
    • The instrument of His exaltation was _________
    • Phi 2:5-11 – Jesus’ path to His exalted position was His __________________________.
  • Vs. 8 – Golan means ____________________________
    • Our joy is often found through ______________
    • James 2:1-4 count it all ______________
    • Is. 45:22 ____________ unto Me and be saved
    • 1 Pet. 4:12-13 Rejoice in Christ’s ____________

Conclusion: As Christians, let us ‘look unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith’ for true sanctuary.

If you have questions about your place in God’s sanctuary, talk with Pastor Bill, Pastor Ray, or one of the elders.

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