Faith and Obedience (Joshua 1:16-24) 10/17

FAITH AND OBEDIENCE

Joshua 1:16-2:24

I. We Will Heed You (vs. 16-18)

    a. Who were the men that answered Joshua in verses 16-18? _____________________________________________

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    b. What limits on obedience to Joshua’s commands do the men list? ________________________________________

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    c. The men insisted that just as they heeded Moses in all things, they would heed Joshua. Should Joshua have asked

    for more of a commitment than that? ________________________________________________________________

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    d. What was the only real condition they posed to Joshua? _______________________________________________

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    e. What enforcement were they ready to enact for disobedience to Joshua’s command? ________________________

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II. Spying 2.0 (vs. 2:1-21)

    a. Why do you think Joshua sent 2 spies not 12? _______________________________________________________

    b. Why might the men have sought a harlot in Jericho with which to lodge? _________________________________

    c. How did the men that reported the Israelites to the king know where to look for them? ______________________

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    d. What did Rahab risk by hiding the spies? ___________________________________________________________

    e. Did Rahab lie to protect the spies? ________________________________________________________________

    f. What did Rahab believe by faith that determined her actions? ___________________________________________

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    g. Were the things spoken by Rahab of value to the spies / Joshua? _____why? ______________________________

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    h. What did Rahab ask in return for her help? _________________________________________________________

    i. What sign would protect Rahab and her family? ______________________________________________________

    j. What final instruction does Rahab offer to keep the spies safe? __________________________________________

III. The Spies Return (vs. 22-24)

    a. Did the Spies do according to Rahab’s instructions? ___________________________________________________

    b. Who do the spies go to immediately upon their return? _______________________________________________

    c. What report do these spies give and how do Rahab’s words weigh into it? ________________________________

IV.Application: Can God use unlikely sources to accomplish His will? ________________________________________

How does the fact that God gave saving faith to a harlot in ancient Jericho help us today? ________________________

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