Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on September 17, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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Key Truth:  Our sin deserves the fearful and just judgment of God, but if we turn from our sin, believe God’s word, and plead for his mercy, he will save us and use us in his great purposes.

1.  A Shrewd Cover-Up [Joshua 2:1–7]
      A.  The Prudence of Joshua [2:1a]
      B.  The Providence of God [2:1b–3]
      C.  The Piety of Rahab [2:4–7]
            1)  Her Dangerous Reception
            2)  Her Deft Deception
            3)  Her Deflecting Misdirection

2.  A Surprising Confession [Joshua 2:8–14]
      A.  Rahab’s Confession of Faith [2:8–13]
            1)  She Believed God’s Promise [2:9]
            2)  She Believed God’s Power [2:10]
            3)  She Believed God’s Preeminence [2:11]
            4)  She Pleaded God’s Protection [2:12–13]
      B.  The Spies’ Confession of Faithfulness [2:14]

3.  A Saving Cooperation [Joshua 2:15–24]
      A.  Hiding in the Hills [2:15–16]
      B.  Signaling with the Scarlet Cord [2:17–21]
      C.  Returning with the Report [2:22–24]