We are beginning a new sermon series looking at the Book of Judges. I’ve never done a sermon series on the Book of Judges and I’m guessing you’ve never heard a series on the Book of Judges so this should be interesting. But I am excited to preach it because, as I have been reading it, I find it to be completely relevant and applicable to our lives today. You see, even though 1000’s of years have passed, humanity hasn’t changed much at all. We are still a people that struggles with the same cycles of sin that Israel struggled with in the time of the Judges.
When God called Israel to be his people he called them to be different…to stand out…to be a beacon on a hill. And that worked for a little while.
But gradually Israel started looking around and didn’t like being different. They wanted to look like all the other countries and do the same things the other countries did, all while trying to hold on to God as well.
And the message was simple…forsake the world and follow me alone…and we have been locked in that battle since then.
Will we embrace Christ and follow the way of the cross, or will we embrace the gods around us of wealth, power, popularity, etc. and follow the way of the world? I hope you will join us on this journey as we encounter God’s grace applied to our lives through this challenging book of Judges.
-Rev. Matt Mitchell
Just click on the sermon title link to listen, and on the scripture link to go to Biblegateway.com to read the appropriate passage.
|Date||Sermon Link||Scripture Passage|
|1/12/2014||Introduction to Book of Judges|
|1/19/2014||Half-Hearted Discipleship||Judges 1:1-2:5|
|1/26/2014||Walking Among the Idols||Judges 2:6-23|
|2/9/2014||To Lead or Not to Lead||Judges 4|
|2/16/2014||Rescued for Repentance||Judges 6|
|2/23/2014||An Unlikely Hero||Judges 6:11-16|
|3/2/2014||A Crash Course in Humility||Judges 7|
|3/9/2014||The Reality of Leadership||Judges 8|
|4/27/2014||From Bad to Worse||Judges 9|
|5/4/2014||Jepthah Pt. 1 - "God's Sovreignty at Work"||Judges 10-11|
|5/11/2014||Jepthah Pt. 2 - "Human Responsibility"||Judges 11-12|
|5/25/2014||Samson Part 1||Judges 13|
|6/1/2014||Samson Part 2||Judges 14-15|
|6/8/2014||Samson & Delilah||Judges 16|
|6/29/2014||Why We Need Strong Leaders||Judges 17|
|7/20/2014||The Danger of an Easy Faith||Judges 18|
|7/27/2014||A People Without a King||Judges 19|
|8/3/2014||We Need a King, Part 1||Judges 20|
|8/10/2014||We Need a King, Part 2||Judges 21|