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COURAGE BY FAITH

By Pastor Dr. Karen Baker





JOSHUA 2 (REHAB)

Rehab started out as a prostitute, because of her faith and courage she became a

part of the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Her choice of believing and trusting the

Israelites’ God, caused her to stand and lie to the soldiers. There are times in our

life when we are going to need to stand as leaders. Stand on what we believe

even if others don’t want to listen.


Rehab never could imagine what God had purposed for her life. As leaders in the

kingdom of God, our job is to live by faith and operate by courage because there

are others who are watching us, and our courage and faith encourages them to

hold on and believe.


Rehab married Salmon and birthed Boaz; Boaz married Ruth and Ruth had Obed;

Obed was the father of Jesse; and Jesse was the father of David. By faith, Rehab

the harlot, caused her family to be saved.


1. How did Rehab’s faith save her family?

2. How can we relate that to us having strong faith as a leader?

Rehab saw things differently than anyone else in her community.

3. What do you think Rehab recognized?

4. As “Chief Women” why is it important that we see beyond what is in front

of us?

5. Leaders must have visions. When we see beyond what is happening now,

why is our faith so important?

6. Can you think of an incident where are you had to walk by faith and not by

sight?


The residents of Jericho were petrified at the news of the Israelites triumph over

Egypt and other nations. Rehab was afraid but she determined that the Israelites’

God was the real God. Because of her belief, her courage rises and she acted on

her faith. She chose to switch sides. When she hid the three spies it took courage

and faith.


7. What do you think is the meaning of Courage by Faith?

The story of the Rehab offers proof that God honors true faith and courage.


About the Author


Dr. Karen L. Baker, Sr. Pastor of

Kingdom Builders of Faith.

Dr. Baker has been in ministry for 28 years. She is a Transformational Life Coach. Using a Christian base, her goal is to help others to find what God has placed in them, so they will know their purpose and accomplish their goals. She can be reached at kingdombuildersoffaith@yahoo.com.



John 3:16, 17 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."


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