From The House Of Shame To The Hall Of Fame
Take your Bibles now and look if you will in Hebrews, chapter 11 verse 31 We're continuing our series in Hebrew chapter 11, God's Hall of FAME. And these people were placed in God's Hall of Fame not by feeling, not by fortune not by fighting, not by friends, but by faith. According to your faith be it unto you. And the Bible says here concerning a certain person, ''By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not when she had received the spies with peace.'' Here we have the story of the transformation of a harlot whose name was Rahab and, therefore, the title of our message is ''From the House of Shame to the Hall of Fame''. Here's what the Gospel did for this woman. Oh the transforming power of the life of faith! Nature forms us, sin deforms us, the world conforms us. Education informs us. But faith transforms us. And here was woman who transformed by faith.-And what a terrible woman she was to begin with. I want you to notice the situation this woman found herself in-just by way of introduction. May I say to you that she was a pagan living in spiritual darkness. She was a harlot living in spiritual degradation. She was a Canaanite destined for sure destruction and yet this woman found grace through faith and was transformed. Now she was a harlot to begin with but what a transformation as we're going to see. This woman called Rahab the harlot was so changed and was so transformed that she married a prince of Israel. She was so changed and was so transformed that she became the great-great grandmother of King David. She was so changed and so transformed that she became a part of the bloodline of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and when you read the genealogy of Jesus, you're going to read, ''According to the flesh''-now His true bloodline came from heaven-but according to the flesh, a part of the bloodline of the Lord Jesus Christ was this Canaanite woman who went fro ...
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