Presentation on theme: "BY FAITH RAHAB This may be one of the most surprising names in the list of God’s Hall of Fame."— Presentation transcript:
BY FAITH RAHAB
This may be one of the most surprising names in the list of God’s Hall of Fame.
So how did a prostitute get into God’s Hall of Fame?
So why did she do this?
Joshua 2:9-11, “and said to them, ‘I know that the LORD has given this land to you and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of
you. We have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely
destroyed. When we heard of it, our hearts melted and everyone's courage failed because of you, for the LORD your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below.’”
Somewhere along the way she turned her back on her pagan gods and began to believe in the one true God of the Israelites.
In one shining moment of redemption God turned her shame into His glory!
NO ONE is beyond the grace of our great God! No one.
Joshua 6:25, “But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho --and she lives among the Israelites to this day.”
Jesus was a descendent of hers!
This is a story about the amazing grace of God!
No matter how low someone has sunk in their life, God has the power to work a miraculous saving work IN them and then work THROUGH them to impact their world!
No matter how low you have sunk in your life, God has the power to work a miraculous saving work IN you and then work THROUGH you to impact your world!
What a great message for someone here today. Salvation Service
LESSONS FOR US:
We are to treat our Rahabs as they did!
God still chooses to work His work through people even though we have a lot of weaknesses!
God can change ANYONE and empower them to impact their world for Him.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Bow before Him today and give Him the control of your life.
John Ortberg writes, “Redeeming is what God is into. He is the finder of directionally-challenged sheep, the searcher of missing coins, and the embracer of foolish prodigal sons. His favorite department is Lost and Found.”