February 5, 2023

豈有此〖理〗Beyond Reason

主耶穌說: 我來了, 是要人得生命, 得的更豐盛; 為什麼我們的生命不豐盛? 因為有耶利哥這座堅固的城阻礙我們, 我們每一個人生命裡都有一座耶利哥城; 恐懼是你的耶利哥, 罪惡感是你的耶利哥, 色情捆綁是你的耶利哥, 負面的思想是你的耶利哥, 脾氣暴躁是你的耶利哥; 我們要怎樣才能攻破這些堅固的堡壘呢?

We all have personal “Jerichos” — fear, guilt, sin, addiction, negativity, anger, and more — that keep us from an abundant Christian life. This week, Rev. Jeremiah Cheung reflects on the experience of Joshua and the Israelites to reassure us that when we abide in Jesus, we too can overcome our personal Jerichos.

Read Today’s Scripture Passage

約書亞記第六章 Joshua 6

Life Group Discussion Guide

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1. Start with a prayer

2. Engage one another (15-30 mins)
• What are some things you find hard/impossible to overcome? (e.g. a particular situation, a sin, a relationship, etc.)

3. Engage the mind (15-20 mins)
• Read the passage. What was God’s command for the Israelites to do?
• Put yourself in the shoes of Joshua or the Israelites, how would you respond to the situation? How would you respond to God’s command?
• How did Joshua and the Israelites overcome it?
• What does “Jericho” symbolize?

4. Engage the heart (15-20 mins)
• What is the significance of overcoming the “Jericho” in your life?
• Think through the answer you provided in ‘Engage with one another’. How do you feel about this “Jericho”? How is God speaking to you through the passage? (Note to leaders: Provide a safe space for vulnerability and confidentiality)

5. Engage the hands (15-20 mins)
• What do you plan to do in order to overcome the “Jericho” in your life? Identify 1 thing that you want to start doing today as a response to God’s message through Joshua 6? How are you going to do it?

6. Engage with God in prayer (20-30 mins)
• Praise God for He is faithful and trustworthy. Thank God for overcoming sin and death through Jesus and we are now victorious over our sins and shame.
• Ask God to help us identify the Jerichos in our life that prevent us from enjoying our life and God’s presence.
• Ask God for a repentant heart to turn away from our bondages and to enjoy our life through Jesus.

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