Episode 2: Unlikely Hero

Break the Ice.

  • Who is someone in your life you consider a personal hero?
  • What qualities does a hero have?

Bring the Word. 

We usually expect the hero of the story to be the strong, courageous, leader type. However, sometimes uses the most unexpected persons to serve as the most unlikely hero’s. That describe Rahab in today’s story.
Read Joshua 1:16:18
  • What kind of trust did Israel have in Joshua?
  • What do you think their trust was based on?
  • Describe the unity displayed by Israel. Why was unity important before they proceeded forward in God’s plan?

Read Joshua 2:1-7

  • Why did they go to the house of a harlot? (There’s nothing here to assume there was any misconduct on the spies. Though awkward, it was the perfect place to hide in a city on strict guard.)
  • How did Rahab protect the spies?
  • Is Rahab’s like justifiable? (Challenge people to not just state their own opinion, but to base their answer on Scripture.)

Read Joshua 2:8-15

  • According to verse 8, what did Rahab know? How does this reveal her faith?
  • How did Rahab know God would give Israel the land? (remind people this was 40 years after Red Sea)
  • What request did she make of the spies?
  • Hebrews 11 is known as the Hall of Faith. How is Rahab remembered in Hebrews 11:31?

Bring it Home.

  • What made Rahab’s actions heroic?
  • What’s one step we could each take to live more heroically?
  • How can we pray for one another?

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