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Summary: To prove that even the least expected person to receive grace will receive grace once that person acted in faith.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you live by faith like Rahab?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To prove that even the least expected person to receive grace will receive grace once that person acted in faith.

IV. TEXT:

Joshua 2:14 (Amplified Bible)

2:14 And the men said to her, Our lives for yours! If you do not tell this business of ours, then when the Lord gives us the land we will deal kindly and faithfully with you.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for the faith You've given me pleased GOD because it's Your faith and everything You've done in full obedience and faithfulness to GOD within me and on my behalf kept me victorious in the world.

Hebrews 11:6 (Amplified Bible)

11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].

VI. TITLE:

Rahab, the harlot

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: uncertain, probably Joshua

B. Date written: 1407 - 1383 B.C.

C. Purpose: To review the history of Israel's conquest of the Promised Land.

D. To whom written: Nation of Israel

E. Main Theme: The conquest and division of the Land of Canaan

F. Key word: Possession

G. Key verses:

Joshua 1:8-11 (Amplified Bible)

1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.

1:9 Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

1:10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,

1:11 Pass through the camp and command the people, Prepare your provisions, for within three days you shall pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Background of Rahab

Rahab or "rachab" in Hebrew which means: proud. Rahab is a harlot in the city of Jericho. She never lived out her name, because she's never proud but all around her after they heard what the LORD has done to the enemies of the Israelites, still is proud and will not surrender to Israel.

What Rahab had done?

1. She took and hidden the two spies Joshua had sent.

Joshua 2:4 (Amplified Bible)

2:4 But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. So she said, Yes, two men came to me, but I did not know from where they had come.

Joshua 2:6 (Amplified Bible)

2:6 But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them under the stalks of flax which she had laid in order there.

2. She lied about the two spies.

Joshua 2:4 (Amplified Bible)

2:4 But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. So she said, Yes, two men came to me, but I did not know from where they had come.

3. She talked to the two spies heart to heart. It became the greatest declarations a harlot can say to the Jews.


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