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Rahab - Week 6: A New Identity

God doesn’t only save us from past sin; He gives us the freedom to face the future without fear.

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Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is an author, blogger, and speaker who loves to see women of all ages run to the deep well of God’s Word. She is the author of many …

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Erin Davis: Well, one more time. Grab your Bible. Open it, and turn to Joshua. We are going to finish our study of Rahab: Tracing the Thread of Redemption. Joined again with some favorite friends, and if they don’t know you by now, I don’t know what’s wrong with them. (laughter)

Just one more time, I’d love for you to introduce yourselves. Tell them anything you want them to know about you. Go ahead.

Paulina Torres: My name is Paulina, and this is the last time I think we’re going to be seeing each other.

Erin: It is!

Paulina: Oh, no. Jesus loves you, and don’t forget that ever. Fix your eyes on Jesus.

Erin: That’s so good. I love that. Alright.

Leslie Bennett: I’m Leslie. I’m from South Carolina. I want to say that last day of Bible study is always really sad for me, so I’m downcast.

Erin: I know! I’m Erin, from Missouri. I very much have that last-day-of-school feeling. At the beginning I said I had the first-day-of-school jitters. But you know how it goes: The first day you’re kind of antsy, and the last day, it’s so sad.

Leslie: It is!

Erin: But it’s been a joy to open God’s Word together over these weeks and in these sessions and talk about redemption.

When we were coming together to record this podcast, we were having breakfast together. I said, “We get to spend our day talking about redemption.” I could spend every day talking about redemption.

So you’re old friends by now. They know you. They love you. I know you, and I love you. I’ve enjoyed this time, but we’ve got one more session to go. Let’s finish Rahab’s story today.

I like to tell you the big idea. Do you like to know the big idea?

Leslie: I do.

Erin: The big idea for this last session is that Jesus gives us a new identity. I feel like we could say, “Amen!” Turn off the mic, close the Bibles, and go home.

Leslie: Amen! That’s it!

Erin: That’s really good news, but I want to add to that and let Rahab show us how that’s done. We’ve mentioned it in every session: Rahab’s identity before all this happened was really wrapped up in her profession—which was undesirable. And her geography . . . she was a prostitute in Jericho. All throughout the story we get this description of Rahab’s identity, and I want to read it, just to hammer it home.

What do we learn about Rahab in Joshua, chapter 2, verse 1?

Leslie:

And Joshua the son of Nun sent two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” And they went and came into the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab and lodged there.

Erin: All right. You’ve got Joshua 6:17?

Paulina: I do. Joshua 6:17:

But the city and everything in it are set apart to the Lord for destruction. Only Rahab, the prostitute, and everyone with her in the house will live because she hid the men we sent.

Erin: And I have Joshua 6:25.

But Rahab the prostitute and her father's household and all who belonged to her, Joshua saved alive. And she has lived in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

Okay, Hebrews 11:31.

Leslie:

By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.

Erin: And James 2:25.

Paulina: James 2:25:

And in the same way wasn’t Rahab the prostitute also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by a different route?

Erin: Okay. If Rahab was filling out her social media profile or sending in a bio, it’d …

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