The Faith That Fell Walls

The Faith That Fell Walls
Hebrews 11:30
The Faith That Fell Walls
• We are given OT examples to learn from
(Rom. 15:4)
• We are told about faith to learn what kind of faith
is necessary to be saved (Heb. 11)
• What can we learn from the fall of Jericho
(Josh. 6)?
– Many years have passed since the promise to
Abraham (Gen. 15:16)
– Jericho was a large fortified city with thick walls
Faith In God
• God had already demonstrated his power to
outsiders (Josh. 2); God had already
demonstrated his power to his own people
(Josh. 3-4)
• The faith fell walls was a faith in God’s power
(Heb. 11:6)
• True faith in God is trust in his (not our) power to
save (Rom. 1:16)
Faith With God’s Grace
• God gave Israel the city of Jericho by his grace
(Josh. 6:2-3, 15-16)
• The faith that fell walls acted in conjunction with
God’s grace (Eph. 2:8); we cannot be saved
without God’s grace (Eph. 2:5)
• True faith will act in conjunction with God’s grace
(Rom. 5:2; Tit. 2:11-12): hear, believe, repent,
confess, be baptized, live faithfully
Faith In God’s Way
• God’s ways are not man’s ways … he told Israel
to march around the city, shout, and blow the
trumpet … God’s way works (Josh. 6:3ff; 6:18)
• The faith that fell walls followed the plain
instructions of God (Rom. 10:17; Eph. 5:17)
• True faith will follow God’s instructions without
question and regardless of how they may sound
(Jer. 10:23; Isa. 55:8-9; 1 Cor. 1:26ff): passover,
brazen serpent, Naaman, plan of salvation, work
and worship of the church, church unity, etc.
Faith That Obeys God
• God’s gift of Jericho was conditioned upon the
obedience of the Israelites (Josh. 6:12-14)
• The faith that fell walls obeyed the instructions
(conditions) of God (Jas. 1:25; 2:21-26)
• True faith obeys and it obeys all the instructions
(Mt. 7:21-23; 28:20; Lk. 6:46; Rom. 6:17;
1 Pet. 1:22; 1 Jn. 2:3-5): plan of salvation, life of
a Christian
Faith Rewarded By God
• God destroy Jericho … God kept his promise …
God does not lie (Josh. 6:20-21)
• The faith that fell walls was rewarded (Heb. 5:9)
• True faith will be rewarded because God keeps
his word … God’s way works (Col. 3:24; 2 Tim.
4:7-8; Tit. 1:2; Heb. 6:11ff; Jas. 1:12;
1 Pet. 1:4-5; 2 Pet. 1:3-4; Rev. 2:10)
The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Faith in God
Faith With God’s Grace
Faith in God’s Way
Faith That Obeys God
Faith Rewarded By God
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