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Judges 7 - NIV

Gideon Defeats the Midianites

1 Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod. The camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh.

2 The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’

3 Now announce to the army, ‘Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.’” So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained.

4 But the Lord said to Gideon, “There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will thin them out for you there. If I say, ‘This one shall go with you,’ he shall go; but if I say, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ he shall not go.”

5 So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the Lord told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a dog laps from those who kneel down to drink.”

6 Three hundred of them drank from cupped hands, lapping like dogs. All the rest got down on their knees to drink.

7 The Lord said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the others go home.”

8 So Gideon sent the rest of the Israelites home but kept the three hundred, who took over the provisions and trumpets of the others.
Now the camp of Midian lay below him in the valley.

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Russ Barksdale avatar
Overcoming Fear
Shared by: Russ Barksdale on Oct, 2016
Summary: Fear is a thief. It steals the inner sense of tranquility and well-being that should be the constant state of each and every believer. It keeps us focused on our past and uneasy about our future. It renders our present un-enjoyable.
Series: Freeway
Scripture: Judges 6:1-7:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 130
Manny Salva Cruz avatar
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Mar, 2016
Summary: We have great potential to do greater things for God but many times, our eyesight are limited and we only see the problem not the solution. In this message, we will study the life of Gideon and how God's plan unfolded before his eyes.
Series: Judges
Derrick Strickland avatar
Shared by: Derrick Strickland on Feb, 2016
Summary: The power of your greatest potential hinges on one simple thing. Are you available to God?
Ian Humphrey avatar
"The Might of the Faithful Few"
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: "The Might of the Faithful Few"
Scripture: Judges 7:1-23
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 489
bala samson avatar
300 Trumpets !
Shared by: bala samson on May, 2015
Summary: Have you tried blowing the trumpet – I mean blowing the ‘trumpet of prayer’ when your life is in shambles? When Gideon and the 300 men blew their trumpets, God started moving on their behalf.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 7:1-22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,507
bala samson avatar
You shall hear!
Shared by: bala samson on May, 2015
Summary: There is none on this earth like our God who would find ways and means to strengthen His children and get them ready to face the battles of life!
Stephen Belokur avatar
Gideon - Part 4
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Oct, 2014
Summary: So, Gideon's army is gathered but it's too big. How does God whittle it down to size? How does God orchestrate the attack? Who wants equal billing with God in taking credit? Gideon. God deserves all of the glory for all of the great things He does! Amen?
Series: Gideon
Scripture: Judges 7:1-8:3
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 379
allan kircher avatar
God has a plan
Shared by: allan kircher on Sep, 2013
Summary: You and I can make any plans we wish to make, God always has the final say in any matter.
Scripture: Judges 7:1-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 763
Rick Gillespie- Mobley avatar
Handling Our Fear Of Change
Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Apr, 2013
Summary: This sermon looks at the need to overcome our fears by looking at how God changed Gideon. Our church is considering merging with another church and fear has some people paralyzed.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 6:1-7:1
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,983
bala samson avatar
Gideon's army of 300 unbeatable men!
Shared by: bala samson on Jan, 2013
Summary: Don’t give up! Exhausted but still in pursuit caught my attention! Hard work is the key element that separates the genius from the ordinary! An indomitable spirit is needed to overcome discouragement, stress and pressure! Now don't take this impersonally!
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,324
Thomas Swope avatar
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Apr, 2012
Summary: A study of the book of Judges chapter 7 verses 1 through 25
Series: Judges
Scripture: Judges 7:1-25
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,464
Timothy Enns avatar
Gideon, Mighty What??????
Shared by: Timothy Enns on Mar, 2012
Summary: A Character sketch of the life of Gideon!
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Judges 6:1-7:8
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 2,164
Thomas Swope avatar
Why Me
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jan, 2012
Summary: A study of the book of Judges chapter 7 verses 1 through 40
Series: Judges
Scripture: Judges 7:1-40
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,209
Pastor Brad Henry avatar
"Are You Kidding Me"
Shared by: Pastor Brad Henry on Nov, 2011
Summary: Trusting God no matter how outnumbered is the powerful leson of Gideon and his fight with the Midianites. This lesson will show that God deserves the Glory in all that we do.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 7:2-3
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,080
Michael Deutsch avatar
The Story - Sermon 9
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jul, 2011
Summary: The story of the judges. Inspired by Frazee and Lucado.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 7:5-16:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,491
Gregg Bitter avatar
The Credit Goes to God
Shared by: Gregg Bitter on Sep, 2010
Summary: As he did for Gideon, the Lord often places us in situations that seem impossible. He trains us to give up on our own strength and trust in him alone, relying only on his promises, so that the credit goes to God.
Scripture: Judges 7:1-8
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,534
Donnie  Martin avatar
Shared by: Donnie Martin on May, 2010
Summary: Faith isn’t based on how the circumstances look, but on the faithful promises of Almighty God. God reduced Gideon and his men to the point that victory was contingent only upon their faith in God. In the extreme battles of life, only a firm faith in God w
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Judges 6:33-7:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,356
Johnny Carver avatar
Candles & Pitchers!
Shared by: Johnny Carver on Oct, 2009
Summary: For way too long we have bought in on the misconception that bigger is the only way to win the battles as a Church.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Judges 7:1-25
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,075
Kevin Jones avatar
Time to shout
Shared by: Kevin Jones on Sep, 2009
Summary: The time to shout victory is before you even enter the battle.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 7:1-24
Views: 1,660
Andrew Drummond avatar
Fighting His Way
Shared by: Andrew Drummond on Aug, 2009
Summary: Regardless of the situation or circumstance we all have this tendency to fight first and hope we win. Unfortunately, what ends up happening is we all have had to come to others asking for help on the bad side of a good old-fashioned defeat. We come out li
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Judges 7:1-22
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 519
Stephen Sheane avatar
Gideon's 300
Shared by: Stephen Sheane on Jul, 2009
Summary: Are you willing and able?
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Judges 7:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 13,260
Joseph Smith avatar
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Apr, 2009
Summary: To a church which has prided itself on its accumulated resources, but which now faces austerity, God says that if we do not fear but trust Him, we are enough to get Him the victory.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Judges 7:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 749
Daniel Olukoya avatar
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on Apr, 2009
Summary: Vigilance is very essential in these last days. The Bible says, “Be sober.” That is, “be quiet,” “be calculative,” “have a sound mind,” “be humble,” “be attentive,” “be careful.”
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Judges 7:1-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 5,236
Mark Eberly avatar
Shared by: Mark Eberly on Mar, 2009
Summary: Gideon shows us what it is like to to step out in faith despite the doubts that you may have.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Judges 7:7-15
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,742
Rodney Burton avatar
The Sound of Faith
Shared by: Rodney Burton on Feb, 2009
Summary: Gideon and his 300 men won a great battle against the Midianite army, but it came because of the sound of faith. Regardless of the battle(s) we may be facing, when we exercise faith, God will respond.
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Judges 7:1-25
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,222
Steve Ely avatar
The Pick-Up Line
Shared by: Steve Ely on Oct, 2008
Summary: small army . . . big TRUTH!
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Judges 7:2-8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,902
Steve Ely avatar
Cracked Pots
Shared by: Steve Ely on Oct, 2008
Summary: small army . . . big TRUTH!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Judges 7:7-22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,598
Matthew Stoll avatar
God's Invitation Leads to a Crisis of Belief
Shared by: Matthew Stoll on Apr, 2008
Summary: Part 6. When we hear from God we are at a crisis of belief where we will have to choose whether we will step out in faith or not.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 6:11-7:8
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,070
Tom Fuller avatar
The Creation of Humility
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Aug, 2007
Summary: God strips away from Gideon everything he had confidence in so that Gideon will have confidence in God. Learn the basis of humility and how God works it in us.
Series: Judges
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Judges 7:1-25
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 8,411
Sam Peters avatar
The Victorious Life
Shared by: Sam Peters on Mar, 2007
Summary: A contemporary service message on Victorious Living
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Judges 7:1-7
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 3,631