What’s the Story – Part 1: Once Upon A Time

May 9, 2021   /   Pacific Life Church

Once Upon A Time

Joshua 2 & 6:22-25 

“It’s going to be stories that change the world – and using stories for good.”

Ed Catmul, Co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios

  • Stories aren’t only entertainment, they are powerful
  •  Stories are the way we communicate with each other at every level

Think about your favorite stories. What are they?  

Why do you love them so much? 

The Bible is God’s story. It’s where story began and it’s our story.

1. Get by God’s Story – what can we learn from it?

Joshua 2 (NLT) 

Rahab – woman, foreigner, prostitute, liar

“Rahab the Prostitute”

What would your label be?

We have to look beyond the label – to the person. 


2. we are part of God’s Story – God has big plans for us. Jesus can, and will, use our stories

Joshua 6:22-25


3. your story – the good, the bad and the ugly

What are your Rahab moments? 

Who are the current “Rahabs” in your life? 

Is it easier to judge someone, or love them in spite of their choices? 

John 13:35 tells us that the world will know we are Christ followers by our love. 

Rahab is mentioned in this list of heroes as having great faith. 

Hebrews 11:31  

“It was by faith that Rahab the prostitute was not destroyed with the people in her city who refused to obey God. For she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.” 

Rahab is praised for exhibiting her faith through her works. 

James 2:25

“Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road.”

Rahab is one of four women listed in Matthew as one of Jesus’ relatives.

Maybe we can re-label her Rahab the Restored?


4. your story – trust God to use it for His glory

How do we do that?  By being an active, living breathing part of God’s story today.

What stories do you want remembered about you? 


Download this PDF and start writing yours down today:

Once Upon A Time: Tips for writing down and remembering your story

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