Read Joshua 2. The scarlet rope of hope (tiqwa) hanging from Rahab’s window (Josh 2:15-21) reminds us that God is working in the lives of people in cities like Jericho. Where have you seen faith and hope stirring in the lives of people where we wouldn’t expect it?
Read Ruth 1:3-21. What extinguishes hope from our lives? (Ruth 1:12)
We come to famous parables with preconceived ideas. How have you previously understood this parable? Did the sermon change your mind in any ways?
What are some ways we try to limit who we need to love? Do you find it difficult to love certain types of people
How can we better love those around us? Think in particular about people in your neighborhood, your workplace, and the local church. Are we willing to hold each other accountable to putting this into practice?