Samson’s Hard Lesson

Judges 14-15 Today we look into Samson’s fight with the Philistines and the way that the Lord used him to begin setting his people free. Samson begins to learn the hard lesson that all of us need to remember; we cannot be of the world and minister to it.

The Fall and Rise of a Backslider

Judges 16 Tonight we look into Samson’s backsliding. Samson had been an experienced leader of Israel for 20 years, but even the most experienced Christian can backslide. But Samson learned that he had far too much self-confidence. God was very patient with Samson

Gideon’s Fleece

Judges 6 and 7 Last week we saw how God called Gideon to liberate the Israelites from the Midianite oppression. This week we see the execution of this call.

Jephthah’s Vow

Judges 11 We see Jephthah not as many have portrayed him: a reckless, worthless brigand. Rather, in this passage we see evidence that he was a man concerned to fight the Lord’s battles, who did not bear grudges, who was concerned to avoid warfare and casualties

Faith at Work

Judges 4 * Was Deborah a second choice as a judge because there were no men to lead Israel? * How do we reconcile the spiritual and civic leadership of Deborah with the ban on women occupying positions of spiritual authority over men under the New Covenant?

Gideon Meets the Lord

Judges 6 Gideon, one of the best known Judges, was a man of great faith. We examine his faithfulness in responding to the Lord’s call to do His work, and uncover the motives behind Gideon’s actions. We are challenged to be like Gideon, and stand out from the crowd

Results of Declining Zeal

Judges 1-2 We begin a short series in the book of Judges by examining the chronology of the events portrayed in the book and then focusing on the spiritual decline of the nation and its causes. We are challenged to examine ourselves carefully…

The First Judges

Judges 3 We review the lives of Othniel and Ehud and examine how their characteristics and the circumstances in which God raised them up and used them can serve as examples for us as Christians. We are particularly challenged to see how it is that we may serve God