Joshua: The Lord is Salvation
Sermon #2: Two Spies in Jericho
Joshua 2:1-24 | Slade Rinehart | April 18, 2021
- Joshua sends spies to Jericho. 
- The spies encounter danger and deliverance in Jericho. [2-7]
- Rahab confesses her faith in God and asks for deliverance. [8-22]
- The spies return to Joshua. [23-24]
The Point: The Lord fulfills his promises and saves everyone who trusts in him.
- Give God praise for showing you mercy. Like he did with Rahab, he revealed himself to you, he delivered you from destruction, and he made you one of his people!
- Choose an area of your life where you doubt the Lord and find a promise that addresses that doubt.
- Tell someone about one of God’s mighty works (parting the sea before Israel, bringing down the walls of Jericho, Jesus feeding thousands, etc.).
For Reflection and Discussion
- Since God didn’t tell Joshua to send spies into the land, was he being presumptuous to do so?
- The king of Jericho and his people were rightly afraid that God would give Israel victory over them. What could they have done to avoid being destroyed? Would God have responded with mercy if they had turned to him?
- When the spies report to Joshua, they echo Rahab’s testimony that the Canaanites were in dread of Israel. What reason does Rahab give for this fear and what reason do the spies give for this fear?