Friday, May 16, 2014

Rahab the Rope Maker (This Sunday Morning at Redeemer)

I took my sermon notes yesterday, went for a drive through the countryside all the way to Tecumseh, preaching through my notes.

I've made revisions, and am taking another drive again this morning. If you see me on the road please don't interrupt!

Rahab was...

  • ... A Gentile woman prostitute who lived exiled on the margins of Canaanite-Amorite society, 
  • ...who despaired over her personal and cultural bondage, 
  • ... who came to place her faith in the One True God, 
  • rescued, 
  • ...married into Israelite royalty, 
  • ...became the great-great-grandmother of King David, 
  • ...and whose blood flowed all the way through the lineage of Jesus. 

  • And who, BTW, was a rope maker.
Note: The Hebrew word for "rope" is the same word used for "hope."