The Pride of Abimelech
July 5, 2015 Speaker: Dean Macke Series: Judges: Partial Victories & the Faithfulness of God
Topic: Exposition Scripture: Judges 8:29–9:57
The Cycle of Judges
THE RISE OF ABIMELECH
The foundation for Abimelech’s rise
The Calling of Abimelech
The Prophecy of Jotham
THE REIGN OF ABIMELECH
The opposition of Gaal
The destruction of Shechem
THE REMOVAL OF ABIMELECH
The pride of Abimelech
The promise of God
- What does the Bible say about who installs true leaders? Read Daniel 2:20-23. Does this change the way you look at leaders of nations? Leaders of the church? If so, how?
- What qualities to do you look for in someone you want to follow? Are they influenced by God’s qualifications? The Worlds? Something Else
- How do the promises of God to sustain His people make you feel toward your leaders? How does the promise of God to judge evil-doers make you feel toward your leaders?
- Do you feel that you may be seeking positions of power where God is asking you to serve?
- How does our pride influence the way we live and serve God? Others?
- Where are some areas that you need to humble yourself and serve instead of trying to lead?
- What areas of your life do you need to stop looking for an external threat and realize there is an internal threat?