Overcoming Your Obstacles by Faith (5 of 8) by Ernest Easley

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Overcoming Your Obstacles by Faith (5 of 8)
Series: Journey in Faith
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Hebrews 11.30; Joshua 6
March 7, 2004

As we continue our series of messages on JOURNEY IN FAITH ... we are thinking this morning about obstacles .. life obstacles.

I wonder how many of you this morning would say, "Pastor, I am facing an obstacle this morning." For you .. it may be the biggest obstacle of you life. For others .. you may be simply coasting through life these days. And you're thinking, "Obstacle? What obstacle? I don't have any obstacles. My bank account is up and my blood pressure is down and I'm as healthy as an ox."

Well let me say to you, "enjoy it because Monday's coming." Don't think that I'm being negative. I'm just being a realist. Jesus said in John 16.33, "In this world you will have tribulation." Job said in Job 14.1, "Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble."

For you ... it may be a family obstacle .. financial obstacle .. moral obstacle .... health obstacle.

Well this morning from the Word of God ... I want to show you how to overcome your obstacles by faith! How to turn your obstacle into an opportunity for bringing glory to God and for your good.

If there was ever a man who learned how to overcome obstacles by faith .. it was Joshua. In fact .. his faith was so great that it landed him into God's great Hall of Faith. Though he is not named .. his faith was inducted into God's Hall of faith.

And that Hall of Faith is found in the New Testament book of Hebrews 11.30, "By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days."

Now for the details ... we have to go back to the Old Testament book of Joshua. So take your Bible and join me in Joshua chapter 6.

As you are turning to Joshua 6 .. let me give you the setting. Moses was dead. God had put Joshua in charge. In fact .. we read in Joshua 1.2-3, "Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, ...


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