Entering the Land of Judges
May 3, 2015 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Judges: Partial Victories & the Faithfulness of God
Topic: Exposition Scripture: Judges 1:1–2:5
Apologies for the video being a bit blurry, the camera had a little problem focusing on this day. The camera will try harder to focus next week.
ENTERING THE LAND OF JUDGES
What’s a Judge?
Culture and Context
MAIN THEMES FROM THE JUDGES
The Cycle in Judges
Judges 2:11, 3:7, 3:12, 4:1, 6:1, 10:6 and 13:1
“And the people of Israel did what is evil in the sight of the Lord”
Judges 17:6, 18:1, 19:1, 21:25
“In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes"
The Importance of Leadership
The Spirt of the Lord
Judges 3:10, 6:34, 11:29, 13:25, 14:6, 14:9 and 15:14
Strong, Bold, faithful women
The Point of This?
Partial Victories and the Faithfulness of God
Judges 2:1-5; 1 Corinthians 10:11-13
- In what ways was the culture in the time of the Judges, much like our times today?
- The Book of Judges is structured with a repetitive cycle. How do you see that cycle in life? In your life?
- Revisit Judges 2:1-5. What do you see about God’s people? What do you hear from God?
The Book of Judges begins with conflict and ends in Chaos? How can we find encouragement in this? If this was the only chapter of the story, how would we feel?
How can you be a leader in the spheres of influence you have? What was it about the Judges that gave them their authority and victories? How do we have the same opportunity in our generation