Contributed on Feb 1, 2016
We have the tendency to commit sin, then repent, then give our devotion to God, then when all is well, we sin again and we fall into bondage. This is the experience of Israel in the Book of Judges. Only Jesus can break this bondage of sin.
Judges 2:18-19 (NIV) " 18 Whenever the Lord raised up a judge for them, he was with the judge and saved them out of the hands of their enemies as long as the judge lived; for the Lord relented because of their groaning under those who oppressed and afflicted them. 19 But when the judge died, the ...read more
Contributed on May 16, 2016
Samson was a man who was gifted with supernatural strength but has not much with regards to his moral character. He was greatly empowered by God but he was not able to control his desires. We will learn several life lessons from this story.
Samson was the strongest man alive, yet something went wrong along the way that has changed his life's direction. The four D's of Samson's downfall - His Desire, His Disrespect, His Disobedience and His Deception. First, he was overwhelmed by his desire for the woman. When he went to Timnah, he ...read more
Contributed on May 3, 2016
There were warnings signs that Samson's marriage was bringing him down but he did not take heed instead continued to allow his desires, his disrespect, his disobedience and his his deception to overcome him. We can learn many things from his life.
Warnings signs are set up to give precautionary notice of possible occurrences. But there are signs I saw in the internet that are so funny that I want to share with you today. Have you seen these kinds of signs? 1. "Do not Breathe under the water" - of course, you cannot breathe under the ...read more
Contributed on May 29, 2016
We will learn in this message that in spite of the moral failures of Samson, yet in the Book of Hebrews, his name was listed in the Hall of Faith chapter because he repented and God gave him a second chance due to his inward spiritual transformation.
The eleventh chapter of the book of Hebrews has often been called the biblical “Hall of Fame,” or “Hall of Faith.” chapter. In this particular chapter of the Book of Hebrews, the writer introduces an impressive list of heroic figures from the Old Testament - Remarkable men ...read more
Contributed on Feb 8, 2016
Improving in the way we worship God is part of our Christian growth because in heaven, we will be worshiping God for all eternity. In this message, we will learn three things why worship is important and how we can apply these to our lives.
WHAT IS WORSHIP? SCRIPTURE READING: Judges 1:1-5 "After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the Lord, “Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites?” 2 The Lord answered, “Judah shall go up; I have given the land into their hands.” 4 When Judah ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2016
Many people still believe in God but the the number is declining. In this message, we will learn three things from the Book of Judges that will help us get to know Him better.
SCRIPTURE READING: Judges 3: 3 These are the nations the Lord left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan 2 (he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience):3 the five rulers of the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 28, 2016
Ministry work should be done by every Christian not just for pastors and church leaders. In this message, we will learn from the life of Deborah three things that can help us as we minister to God, to the Christians and to the unbelievers.
Many of us think of ministry as the work done by pastors, by missionaries, by Christian Conference speakers or evangelists. We rarely think that work done by bankers, by lawyers, by engineers or homemakers can also be considered as ministry. We have a wrong notion that only those who get their ...read more
Contributed on Mar 6, 2016
Everything that we do on this earth has a corresponding consequences whether for good or evil that we do to ourselves or to the people close to us. This is the ripple effect of our lives on the people that we come in contact with.
Every action we do on this earth has a corresponding reaction whether for good or for evil. Many people don't really understand it or they are not aware of it, but that is the truth of life. Every thing we do on this earth has a corresponding consequences whether for good or evil that we do to ...read more
Contributed on Mar 13, 2016
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.
INTRODUCTION: There was a story of a man who had an experiment with the fleas. Fleas are wingless insects with mouth parts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood living in mammals and birds or dogs. He put some fleas in a jar with a covered top on it. Obviously, the fleas jump and hit the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2016
Rejection can have a devastating effect upon the lives of people with scars that they will carry as they mature. In this message, we will learn how Jephthah overcame rejection and rose up to be the next Judge of Isarel.
Rejection means to cast aside; to throw away; to put side. It can refer to a person or a thing as if not up to some standard. When you reject a person, it shows him or her that he is unacceptable, of no value, doesn't belong, unwanted, can't fit in and unloved. Rejection communicates this ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2016
We will learn from the life of Jephthah in the book of Judges that it is not not good to make foolish vows that we will eventually regret, but we are encouraged to deepen our commitment through godly vows made before God that we are able to fulfill.
There was this story of a wealthy oil tycoon that one day lay on his deathbed. His pastor talked to him of God's healing power. "Pastor," he gasped, "if God heals me, I'll give the church a million dollars." The pastor prayed for him and anointed him with oil. Miraculously, the man revived and ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2016
Samson was man of supernatural strength given by God but was overwhelmed by the inward sexual desire through the enticement of Delilah. He should have run, but he did not. We can learn valuable lessons from his life.
We are now in chapter 16 of the Book of Judges. We have been studying the life of Samson. Last week, we looked at the highlights of Samson's life - the three W's - Samson's Wedding, Samson's Wager and Samson's Wrath. We have learned first of all that Samson insisted in marrying the woman in ...read more