Rahab Against the World Joshua 2

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					Rahab Against the World
          Joshua 2

   Courageous Faith (1-7)
    Confident Faith (8-11)
   Concerned Faith (12-14)
   Covenant Faith (15-24)
      Rahab Against the World
                    Joshua 2
I.    Rahab’s faith was courageous!
     A. Three strikes and you are out!
       1. Gentile / Canaanite / Amorite
       2. Woman
       3. Prostitute
     B. In defense of Rahab
       1. Hebrews 11:11,31 Sarah = Rahab
       2. James 2:23-26 Abraham = Rahab
       3. Rahab knew God before the spies came
 Rahab Against the World
               Joshua 2
C. Not lust but lodging! Two spies were
  1. Secretly sent
  2. Getting information …. or to ….
     get an informant

D. Faith without works is dead
  1. She stood alone for her God
  2. Risked personal harm for the spies
  3. Exemplified a changed life
   Rahab Against the World
                   Joshua 2
II. Rahab’s faith was confident
  A. A confident faith is a complete faith
           Mind       Emotions     Will
    Noah    Things not    Moved with fear      Built the ark
            seen yet
    Rahab   Knew true     Feared for herself   Received the
            God Jehovah   and her family       spies

   Romans 10:17
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B. A confident faith is a confessed faith
  1.   One God
  2.   Personal God (your God)
  3.   God of Israel (your God)
  4.   God of heaven and earth (God of all)
C. A confident faith is a contrite faith
  1. Rahab repented and stood alone
  2. The rest of Canaan was without excuse
  3. God is longsuffering ……Gen. 15:16
   Rahab Against the World
                Joshua 2

III. Rahab’s faith was concerned
  A. Burdened to rescue her family
    1. Mark 1:40-45
    2. Proverbs 11:30

  B. She wanted surety of the promise
    1. Genesis 43:8,9 Judah/Benjamin
    2. Hebrews 7:22-25 Spies life & word
   Rahab Against the World
                 Joshua 2
IV. Rahab’s faith was a covenant faith
  A. Types of Covenants
    1. Divine Covenants
    2. Human Covenants
  B. Tokens of Covenants
    1. Circumcision / rainbow / cup and wine
    2. Token used here is a scarlet cord ….
       Proof of her faith just as in Egypt
  Rahab Against the World
             Joshua 2
           Application
Do you have a Rahab relationship?
 Are you recognizing God in the
  events of your surroundings?
   How is your life as an Alien?

Are you taking a stand like Rahab?
Rahab Against the World
        Joshua 2

				
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