What do theses stones mean?
Bible Readings Psalm 34, Joshua 4:1-9, Matthew 16:13-20
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Pastor Paul A. Tullberg
Sermon text: Joshua 4:1-9
When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the Lord told Joshua, “Take twelve men from the people, one man from each tribe, and give them the following orders:
‘Pick up twelve stones from here in the middle of the Jor-dan, from the place where the feet of the priests are standing securely. Carry them over with you and put them at the place where you will stay tonight.’”
So Joshua called the twelve men whom he had selected from the people of Israel—a man from each tribe. Joshua said to them:
“Go to the middle of the Jordan in front of the ark of the Lord your God, and each man is to lift up one stone on his shoulder. The number will correspond to the number of the tribes descended from the sons of Israel, so that this may be a sign among you.
When your children ask in the future, ‘What do these stones mean for you?’ Then you shall respond to them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off in front of the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord. When the ark passed through the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones will serve as a perma-nent memorial for the people of Israel.”
So the people of Israel did just as Joshua had ordered. They picked up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, corre-sponding to the number of the tribes descended from the sons of Israel, as the Lord had instructed Joshua. They carried the stones over with them to their lodging place and deposited them there.
Joshua also set up twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan at the spot where the feet of the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant had stood. The stones are there to this day.

From The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage VersionTM (EHVTM)
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