One Thing Leads to Another

This is the final piece of a multi-post theme on how to love people toward Jesus from the story of the rescue of Rahab the prostitute. The others are called: Reaching Rahab A Supernaturally Installed Wonder Accidental Evangelism It Takes a Savior to Save! Rahab’s Red Rope Friends with Prostitutes Humanizing the dehumanized & Mutualizing …

Humanizing the Dehumanized & Mutualizing the Marginalized

Humanizing the Dehumanized… For a number of posts now the topic has surrounded “Reaching Rahabs,” the prostituted citizens of our own Jerichos. The question now is, how do we treat the dehumanized and marginalized? Greed appeals to sex for sale           At her expense, it mirrors hell A grave inside a human’s mind They lock …

Friends With Prostitutes

We’ve been talking about the prostituted woman, Rahab, and her encounter with the two Jewish spies, and what this story teaches us about our part in God’s Friendship Quest… I love the fact that the very first “convert” in the Promised Land was an idolatrous prostitute! If that doesn’t show us something about God’s wide …

Rahab’s Red Rope

There’s a ministry in India that rescues and re-trains sex slaves, called “Rahab’s Rope.” Its founder says: “The rope in the story represents Rahab's rescue both physically and spiritually, and there is a high probability that Rahab made the rope herself. Our hope is that, just as the rope that Rahab made represents her rescue, …

Accidental Evangelism

The story of Rahab’s rescue from the destruction of Jericho has been the basis for our discussion of how God prepares people for hearing the good news by installing a supernatural wonder in their hearts. Let’s turn our attention now to the “witnesses” commissioned to share that news with her. I’m not saying that Joshua’s …