Contributed on Oct 8, 2014
Starting into a sermon series on Gideon found in Judges 6-8. What was it that led to Israel being in the spiritual condition where God would hand them over to foreigners? In spite of their behavior God is still faithful! Thank you, Jesus!
Gideon - Judges 6-8 Quiz - where does Gideon fall in history? (Put an insert in the bulletin with the following people/events out of order. With a whiteboard have the congregation help with putting them in order.) First we’ll put these in chronological order: Adam Abraham, Isaac and ...read more
Contributed on Oct 29, 2014
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?
Well, we’ve finally come to Judges 7 where we get to take a look at the great deliverance of the Lord for Israel over the Midianites, the Amalekites and the people of the east. OK, so today, we’re just going to go over a brief recap of the battle with the horde which had gathered in ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2014
Gideon has an encounter with The Angel of The LORD! Who is this? Is He just another nameless angel? Or is He God in human form prior to the Incarnation?
Last week in verses Judges 6:1-10 Israel had been committing spiritual adultery That’s not a term I made up Many of the prophets used the term adultery because it was graphic We are to be the bride of Christ God disciplined them in an attempt to bring them back to Himself He ...read more
Contributed on Oct 22, 2014
This sermon takes us through the bulk of Judges 6 mostly as a narrative with some insight included. It then returns to vs 13 where Gideon accuses God of abandonment. Compares Gideon's doubts w/David's eagerness w/Goliath. Then asks, "How about you?"
We’ve been taking a look at the life of Gideon, one of the Judges of Israel in the Old Testament. Was he someone we should model our lives after, someone we should avoid or something in between? Hebrews 11:32-34 “(32) And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2014
Gideon has been coaxed and prodded to and through a battle for the Lord (and Gideon ...) Now, he's in the mop up operation and deals violently with two towns that don't help him out. What are we to think of these actions? Where is the Lord in them?
Well, we’ve finally come to Judges 8:4-21 Note to self: Be familiar enough with this segment of the story so that you can tell it in your own words with confidence. The main battle is over the original odds of 300 to 135,000 has been reduced to 300 to 15,000 or from 1:450 to 1:50. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 13, 2014
The final part of the Gideon saga - Gideon kills the two kings, refuses to lead Israel, makes an idol of an ephod of gold, lives in peace and has seventy sons by many wives and a concubine. What can we learn from the account of Gideon?
We've finally arrived at the end of the saga of Gideon, one of the judges of Israel. Judges 8:18-35 Recount the story of Zebah, Zalmunna and Gideon’s brothers. Who were the men you killed in Tabor? Kill ‘em, son … Kill us yourself, if you’re man enough! Gideon ...read more