Judges is full of dodgy dealings, murders, leaders you lose confidence in, general darkness. You could be excused for wondering why it’s in the Bible at all.
If the Bible finished at the end of Judges, we’d be depressed and hopeless. But God doesn’t finish here. The story continues. The story of grace.
Trump. Samson. Jesus. What do they have in common? They each allow us to be honest about our real needs, hopes and fears. But how are they different? Only one wants us to be the society that God has designed us to be.
Words can be very powerful, used both for good, and for bad. They can carry the power of rejection, agreement, diplomacy, dangerous vows, and division.
Abimelek is one of the most ruthless leaders in Judges – grabbing power and manipulating people. Is there another way of doing business in the ‘real world’?
Gideon: the weakest in his clan, used by God to deliver his people. But it didn’t take long for his biggest strength to become his biggest weakness.
Every generation, God gives people the resources to do the unthinkable, and to do the remarkable. Judges 4-5 is a story that shows us exactly that…
What happens when God’s people forget their own story? What does God do when they forget their story? Judges gives us some thoughts on this…
Dodgy dealings, brutal murders, leaders that you lose confidence in. Our first sermon looks at why the book of Judges is even in the Bible.
Dodgy dealings, brutal murders, leaders that you lose confidence in. You could be excused for wondering why Judges is in the Bible at all.
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