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Sep 9, 2018


Joshua 6:1-20


“Bold prayers honor God, and God honors bold prayers.  God isn’t offended by your biggest dreams or boldest prayers.  He is offended by anything less.  If your prayers aren’t impossible to you, they are insulting to God.  Why?  Because they don’t require divine intervention.  But ask God to part the Red Sea or make the sun stand still or float an iron axhead, and God is moved to omnipotent action.”  Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker


  • God is the One who removes obstacles that stand in the way of His purposes.

“And the LORD said to Joshua, ‘See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor.’”  Joshua 6:2


  • God works through our faith to do that which seems impossible.

“So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, ‘Take up the ark of the covenant and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the LORD.’  And he said to the people, ‘Go forward.  March around the city and let the armed men pass on before the ark of the LORD.’”  Joshua 6:6-7


“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh.  Is there anything too hard for Me?”  Jeremiah 32:27


  • We are unable, but God says, “I AM able.”
  • Our obedience to God affirms our faith in God.


  • God does that which seems impossible so that all the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty and that you may fear the LORD your God forever. “For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”  Joshua 4:23-24


  • God invites us to pray bold “Jericho-sized” prayers that only He can answer.

“And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us.  And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him.”  1 John 5:14-15


“Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”  Matthew 7:7-8



  • God, free us from this debt as we affirm our faith in you by our obedience to you.


  • God, by Your grace, free us from this debt by June 9, 2019.


  • God, do this for your glory more than our relief. (Joshua 4:23-24)