Characters of Faith: Rahab

August 28, 2016 Speaker: Joel Sutton Series: Characters of Faith


Joshua 2


The Mess: Rahab … the prostitute.

A faith that trusts even though it doesn’t see. (vv. 8-14).

A faith that acts. (vv. 4-6).


The Message:

God saves us. (vv. 15-21)

God changes us. (Joshua 6:25; Matthew 1:5)


Take Home Idea: God can take your mess, and turn it into His message.



“Characters of Faith: Rahab” Small Group Questions

Joshua 2


If you wanted to go incognito as a spy, what kind of identity would you want?

Review Pastor Joel's sermon and Take Home Idea. What struck you about the sermon? What do you have questions about?



Why do you think the spies went to Rahab’s home? (a) Same reason anyone else would? (b) First house they came to? (c) It was a house with constant outside visitors? (d) God directed them to her? (e) Other? Explain your answer.

Why do you suppose she felt safe harboring two spies? Or did she?

What does she provide for the spies?

What did she know about the God of the Israelites?

What was Rahab’s request of the spies? In this request is she (a) self-serving? (b) other-centered? (c) God-honoring?

What in this story reveals that Rahab was a woman of faith? (James 2:25, Heb. 11:31).


Rahab’s actions spare her family. What can you do to help insure the salvation of your family?

What “scarlet cord” will you hold out and hold onto, for life?

How has God taken your “mess” and turned it into His message?

Close this time sharing and praying together as a group.

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