“The fall of Jericho gives us surprising lessons about a life of faith.”

August 2nd, 2020

The battle of Jericho—where the Israelites march around a city for seven days until the walls miraculously fall down—is well-known but confusing. What are we supposed to learn from a story like this? There's more to the story than meets the eye, and there's much to learn from the parts that come right before and right after. When we look at Jericho with fresh eyes, we find lessons on the life of faith, and how it intersects with our lives today. 

Application Questions:

  1. When Joshua asks God if he is "for us or for our adversaries," why does God say "No"? Are there ways you are tempted to use God for your own purposes? 

  2. Why do you think God has the Israelites win the battle this way? What does that teach us about life with God?

  3. How does the story of Rahab and Achan teach us about God's grace? Are there ways you find your value in things that don't matter to God? 

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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