The Transforming Power Of Gospel
And now take your bibles and turn to the book of Joshua would you please. We're on a journey with Joshua and it's been thrilling already we've studied one whole chapter and now we come to chapter two as we're preaching through the book of Joshua. And today I want to speak to you on THE TRAINSFORMING POWER OF THE GOSPEL. And I read beginning in Joshua chapter two, verse one. "And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly saying, go view the land, even Jericho. And they went and came unto an harlot's house named Rahab and lodged there. And it was told the kind of Jericho saying behold, there came men in hither tonight of the children of Israel to search out the country. And the king of Jericho sent unto Rabab saying, bring forth the men that are come to thee which are entered into thine house, for they be come to search out all the country. And the woman took the two men and hid them and said thus, there came two men unto me but I wist not whence they were, and it came to pass about the time of the shutting of the gate when it was dark that the men went out; wither the men went I know not, pursue after them quickly and ye, for ye shall over take them. But she bad brought them tip to the roof of the house and bid them with the stalks of flax which she bad laid in order upon the roof. And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords, and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out they shut the gate.
Now, today I have said we're thinking about the transforming power of the gospel and we're going to see in our story how a prostitute, Rahab, the harlot, the shady lady from Jericho came to know Jesus Christ as her personal savior and Lord and it's going to be a thrilling, wonderful exciting story.
Somebody has well said that nature forms us, sin deforms us, prisons try to reform us, education informs us, but only Christ can transform us and we need to be transf ...
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