Jericho Week

        God gave Joshua a big challenge: capture the Promised Land starting with the impregnable city of Jericho. As you might recall, Jericho was the city near the Jordan River with massive walls. It would either be the gateway that opened or the wall that blocked the Hebrews from the Promised Land of Canaan. It had to be taken in order to take the Promised Land.

So God gave them an unusual battle plan (Joshua 6:2-5):

  1. Being led by the Ark of the Covenant, they were to march around the city once a day for six days. 
  2.  March around the city seven times on the seventh day.
  3.  After the marches were complete, the priests were to blast their trumpets and all the people were to shout together.

        As you know, after all of the marching, trumpeting, and shouting, the  walls fell down and the Israelis stormed the city and won a great victory! Yeah God!

        UNLV (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) is our Jericho.  This large urban university of 29,000 students is one of the least-reached campuses in the U.S. Built around a Mormon (LDS) “church” and the Institute of Religion Student Center, the campus has historically been very resistant to Christian groups. Campus Crusade has recently given up, the Southern Baptist group did not number more than a handful last year, and the largest Christian group (Inter-Varsity) has about 30 students.
        As a predominantly commuter school, the hub of campus life at UNLV is the Student Union Building. For us, the Student Union and the Free-Speech green space north of it will serve as our base of ministry. We plan to launch a lunch time Bible study there in two weeks.

We believe that no Christian ministry will succeed at UNLV without first winning the battle in the spiritual before attempting to do ministry. 
Therefore, we’ve planned JERICHO WEEK with prayer centered in and around the Student Union of UNLV.


Sunday Aug 19:
        6:00 PM Prayer and Worship at the Student Union followed by a Prayer Walk around the Student Union and Free-speech Zone north of it.
Monday- Thursday August 20-23: 
        9:00 am to 9:50 am Prayer Walk around the Student Union and Free-speech Zone north of it.
        10:00 am – noon: Prayer and Worship at the Student Union
Sunday Aug 26:
        6:00 PM Prayer and Worship at the Student Union followed by a Prayer Walk around the Student Union and Free-speech Zone north of it.




About dbearley

Dr. Dave Earley is the Lead Pastor at Grace City Church in Las Vegas, NV. Prior to pastoring in Las Vegas, he taught at Liberty University for 5 years. Before Liberty University, Dave was the founding sr. pastor of the New Life Church of Gahanna-Columbus, Ohio. New Life started in his basement with 12 people and grew to nearly 2,000 in weekly attendance with over 100 small groups. ( New Life has intentionally sent out five healthy daughter churches since 1999. Dave, and his wife, Cathy, have three highly active sons, Daniel, Andrew, and Luke, who will all be graduating from Liberty University in May, 2011.
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