by Steve Wagers

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A Closer Look at the Book: JOSHUA
Steve Wagers
Joshua 6
October 18. 2006

Sermon Outline
1. The Obstacle that they Faced!
A) A Fortified City
B) A Faithful Companion
2. The Orders that they Followed!
A) Specific Orders
B) Strange Orders
3. The Opportunity that they Found!
A) The Deliverance by God's Pardon
B) The Demonstration of God's Power

The famous columnist Abigail Van Buren illustrates man's ability to overcome obstacles when she wrote:
Cripple him, and you have a Sir Walter Scott.
Lock him in a prison cell, and you have a John Bunyan.
Bury him in the snows of Valley Forge, and you have a George Washington.
Afflict him with asthma, as a child, and you have a Teddy Roosevelt.
Make him play second fiddle in an orchestra and you have a Toscanini.
Deny her the ability to see, hear and speak and you have a Helen Keller.
Let him be born into slavery and you have a Booker T. Washington.
Give him only 1 eye and you have a Lord Horatio Nelson.

After Fred Astaire's first screen test, a 1933 memo from the MGM testing director said: "Can't act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." Astaire kept
that memo over the fireplace in his Beverly Hills home.

An expert said of famous football coach Vince Lombardi: "He possesses minimal football knowledge. Lacks motivation."

Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred playing his own compositions instead of improving his technique. His teacher called him hopeless as a composer.

Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper for lacking ideas. He also went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland.

I'm sure that there would have been many in Joshua's day who would have looked at the children of Israel and concluded that there was no way they would ever cross Jordan, conquer Jericho or claim Canaan.

As we come to Joshua 6 the children of Israel have crossed the formidable waters of the Jordan River on their way to Canaan. In order to ...

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