1. Rahab, the Canaanite prostitute, is a woman of great faith according to the New Testament books of Hebrews 11:31 and James 2:25. Discuss with your group members the following questions – Why would God choose a prostitute as an example of faith for followers of Christ throughout the ages? God commanded his people to utterly destroy the inhabitants of Jericho, yet he chose to save Rahab – What does this teach us about God and his ways?
2. Rahab is listed in the geneology of our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 1:5. How important is it to our understanding of Christ to know that one of his ancestors was a despised Canaanite and a woman of ill repute?
3. What does this story teach us about how to view the “immoral people of the world”?
4. What do you think Jesus meant when we told the religious leaders that the prostitutes and tax collectors were entering the kingdom of God ahead of and before them? Matthew 21:28-32.
5. How can we, as the church of Christ, welcome all people without condoning their sin, or condemning their sin?