[Due to to COVID19 restrictions, we are doing things a little differently at Benchley and an audio recording is not available for this lesson. However, the lesson was live-streamed on YouTube and can be watched below. -MRW]

  • Joshua 6

  • The ancient city of Jericho is the second most excavated city after Jerusalem.

  • Joshua 6:24 – See I Kings 16:34.

  • Lessons from Jericho:

    • No stronghold can resist God.

      • Numbers 13:28

      • I Peter 5:8

      • I John 5:19 – The whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

      • Hosea 4:1-2 – This sounds like today!

      • I John 5:20 – There has been evil before, but God has brought victory.

      • James 4:7

      • God can bring down seemingly impenetrable walls of evil.

    • God rewards faith wherever it is found.

      • Joshua 2:1, 8-11

      • Hebrews 11:30-31

      • James 2:24-26

      • God sees a glimmer of hope in all of us, regardless of our past!

      • Matthew 21:31

    • God can “give” something with conditions.

      • Joshua 6:2, 16, 20

      • Deuteronomy 9:6 – God’s blessing was not because of their righteousness.

Jericho

Salvation

God gives it

Joshua 6:2

Ephesians 2:8

You didn’t earn it

Deuteronomy 9:6

Ephesians 2:8, 9

And yet there are conditions

Joshua 6:3

Matthew 17:21

  • Hebrews 11:30 – The walls fell down by faith. This clearly includes obedience!