It often happens that we begin with right motives, or we’re right about something, but then our pursuit of what’s right gets sidetracked by anger, pride, presumption and so many other things. In This chapter of Judges we can see how the other tribes of Israel went too far in dealing with the tribe of Benjamin’s defense of some men who’d committed a vile act. What can we learn about walking in God’s grace from their error?
Very often the loyalties we have come into conflict with what is right in God’s sight. In the previous chapter, a horrific sex crime was committed, and now the entire tribe of Bejamin rises up to defend those who committed it. Let’s discuss what this teaches us about our own loyalties and how they can easily lead us astray.
continue with the story of Micah and his self-made religion in this chapter where its consequences became evident… and they were NOT good! What can we learn from this account about why it’s important to worship God HIS way?
One of the problems Israel had during the time of the judges was that they would pursue religion THEIR way and not God’s way, and the truth is that we tend to do the same thing now. Let’s talk about this tendency and how to correct it.
Let’s face it. Samson made bad decisions, and God used him in spite of his bad judgment and lack of reverence for what God had given him. Similarly, many of us are stuck on stupid in a lot of ways, and like Samson we end up thinking we’re doing well because God has used us…
Here we continue our study of Samson as a powerful example of what it is to be a useful idiot within the Kingdom. That may seem harsh, but close observatios of Samson’s decisions reveals some serious defects of character which we can readily see in today’s church.
When I was a kid, I thought Samson was SO cool, but as a man I think he’s a jerk! Samson was so arrogant and irresponsible that God had to use his mess to get him to actually USE what God put in him. Let’s talk about how we can avoid being a useful idiot in the kingdom.
Do you have a real vision from God, or are you chasing a vain ambition? Let’s use the Bible in Judges 9 to put that to the test.
This is the recording of our LIVE discipleship training which occurs every Thursday. As part of our series on the Book of Judges, we take a close look at Judges Chapter 3 to gain an understanding of the reasons why we struggle, and our responsibilities in the covenant of grace in Jesus Christ.