Why do you think that the New Testament commends Rahab for her faith (Hebrews 11:31, James 2:25)? How do we see her faith on display in Joshua 2-6?
Why do you think that Rahab decided to help the Israelite spies, instead of informing on them to the king of Jericho (Joshua 2:1-7)?
Rahab lies to the officials from Jericho (Joshua 2:4-6). How are we to understand the morality of this action? Is it ever okay to lie? If so, when? Why or why not?
Why do you think that Rahab has the wherewithal to look to God, and to try and make peace with Israel (Joshua 2:8-13)? Why do you think that she would arrive at a decision like that?
The spies instruct Rahab to gather her family, and hide in their house, so that they might be spared while judgment and wrath fall all around them. How does this story point forward to the spiritual realities of the gospel of Christ?
How does the story of the fall of Jericho remind us of the character of God? And of His faithfulness to keep His promises?
What are some promises that God has made to us, as Christians? Why should we trust Him to be faithful and keep those promises?
Why do you think that Joshua instructs the people to destroy everything in the city (Joshua 6:16-19)?