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Judges 20:1-48  — The Painful Process of Purging Evil

Judges 20:1-48 — The Painful Process of Purging Evil

BIG IDEA: THE PERVASIVENESS OF PERVERSITY REAPS TRAGIC JUDGMENT ON GOD’S PEOPLEINTRODUCTION:You remember where we left the sad story back in Judges 19 – the Levite’s concubine had been raped and left for dead by the wicked men in the town of Gibeah in the tribe of...
Judges 19:1-30  — Shocking Depths of Moral Depravity

Judges 19:1-30 — Shocking Depths of Moral Depravity

BIG IDEA: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SHOCK GOD’S PEOPLE INTO OUTRAGE OVER DEPRAVED WICKEDNESS?INTRODUCTION:Today’s text reads like an X rated Hollywood script. Unfortunately we have been exposed to so much depravity in our culture that it is difficult to shock us anymore....
Judges 17:1-13  — Counterfeit, Man-Made Spirituality

Judges 17:1-13 — Counterfeit, Man-Made Spirituality

BIG IDEA: COUNTERFEIT, MAN-MADE SPIRITUALITY REINFORCES ITS OWN CYCLE OF SELF DECEPTION(AND OFFENDS GOD BY REPLACING OBJECTIVE DIVINE STANDARDS WITH ANARCHY AND MORAL RELATIVISM)INTRODUCTION:With Chapter 17 we arrive at the third and final section of the Book of...
Judges 16:1-31  — Samson’s Final Feat

Judges 16:1-31 — Samson’s Final Feat

If you are like our family, you have spent some time this past week watching the performances of a wide variety of Olympic champions over in London. They have prepared for years for their one glorious moment of competition. They have sacrificed and disciplined...
Judges 15:1-20  — Samson’s Supernatural Strength

Judges 15:1-20 — Samson’s Supernatural Strength

BIG IDEA: THE LORD ANOINTS ISRAEL’S DELIVERER WITH SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH TO EMERGE VICTORIOUS IN THE CYCLE OF RETALIATION WITH THE CONNIVING UNCIRCUMCISED PHILISTINESINTRODUCTION:We have already had glimpses of Samson’s supernatural strength. He killed the lion with...
Judges 13:1-25  — Samson – Auspicious Beginnings

Judges 13:1-25 — Samson – Auspicious Beginnings

BIG IDEA: THE AWESOMENESS OF OUR GOD CALLS FOR A LIFE OF SEPARATION FROM SIN UNTO HIS SERVICEAwesome = both wonderful in His person and in His worksINTRODUCTION:In our lessons regarding the life of Samson we are going to discover that promising beginnings do not...
Judges 8:4-21  — No Fence Sitting in Spiritual Warfare

Judges 8:4-21 — No Fence Sitting in Spiritual Warfare

BIG IDEA: NOT TAKING SIDES IS NOT AN OPTION WHEN THE LORD CALLS ON YOU TO SUPPORT THE RIGHTEOUSINTRODUCTION:Some of the biggest disappointments in the experience of those who have been blessed by God with discernment and vision and charged with carrying out a divine...
Judges 6:33-40  — Confirmation of Gideon’s Call

Judges 6:33-40 — Confirmation of Gideon’s Call

BIG IDEA: THE PATIENCE OF GOD TRANSFORMS THE HESITANCY OF OUR WEAK FAITH INTO BOLD ACTION EMPOWERED BY HIS SPIRITINTRODUCTION:Contrary to how this text is commonly preached, it has nothing to do with how God’s people should discern God’s will; it is not intended to...
Judges 6:25-32  — Consecration of Gideon and His Family

Judges 6:25-32 — Consecration of Gideon and His Family

BIG IDEA: CONSECRATION IS THE PREREQUISITE TO EFFECTIVE SPIRITUAL SERVICE –INTRODUCTION:We have some strange new ideas that have taken root in the soil of American government. These are principles that are fundamentally opposed to those that our founding fathers would...