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Judges (2021)

Judges (2021)

January 2021 - November 2022

Judges is a book that is rarely taught on in any church. This is a tragedy because it is a book for our times. What is impressive about this book is the theme. The last verse in Judges: “In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” Judges was in many ways the dark ages of Israel’s history: they rejected the authority of God, they rejected the authority of Scripture, and in its place they substituted their own authority. In other words, instead of looking to God and His Word for absolutes and structuring all their thought under that umbrella they looked to the community, to one another, to themselves as the source of absolute right and wrong.

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Tue, Nov 29, 2022
Passage: Judges 12:1-15
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 52 mins 33 secs
What led to the disintegration of the nation of Israel in the days of the Judges? Listen to this lesson to learn that they had turned their backs on God and bitter antagonisms blew up among themselves. See that God is silent during this time and does not interfere but allows them to reap the consequences of their arrogant actions. Understand that there were pockets of prosperity at times but overall, it was a tragic period in their history. Understand our own nation is following this same course today.
Tue, Nov 15, 2022
Passage: Judges 11:32-40
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 20 secs
How can a man who sacrificed his own daughter be mentioned in Hebrews 11’s list of those who at a critical time in their lives displayed faith in God? Listen to this lesson to learn that this is an example of God’s grace. Hear how Jephthah’s self absorption was displayed by blaming his daughter causing him to have to sacrifice her. See several points of contrast between Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, and Jephthah’s sacrifice of his only daughter. Realize that under the Mosaic Law Jephthah could have redeemed his daughter. Hear an update from Paul Scharf on his ministry with Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry.
Tue, Nov 08, 2022
Passage: Judges 11:29
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 37 secs
What does it mean that the Spirit of God came upon Jephthah? Listen to this lesson to learn what the role of the Holy Spirit was in the Old Testament. Hear examples of times when the Spirit was upon certain individuals and what the purpose was. Learn about Jephthah’s vow and see that pagan practices lead to evil events.
Tue, Nov 01, 2022
Passage: Judges 10:7-11:28
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 44 secs
The Israelites are in trouble again in this passage. They have rejected God and worshiped idols so God judges them by sending an enemy to invade their land. They call out for help and once again, God, in His grace, helps them. See what Jephthah does when he encounters the enemies and their leader. Study the geography of the area from the slides to understand where this is taking place. Be challenged to accept that God uses all types of people to carry out His plans, which should give us great confidence that we, too, can be used.
Tue, Oct 25, 2022
Passage: Judges 10:7-11:11
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 38 secs
Does God only use people who fit our expectations for leadership? Listen to this lesson to learn about a time when no one in Israel was willing to lead the people and they sought out a tough guy who was a gang or cartel member and robbed and plundered. See that this man, Jephthah, was the son of a prostitute, which put him in a lower social order. Find out that the Israelites were in dire straits and had been invaded by enemies because they had turned their backs on God. Learn what the Torah taught about idolatry and what it means that God’s anger was aroused against the people.
Tue, Oct 18, 2022
Passage: Judges 10:6-18
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 30 secs
Clear the decks and get ready to listen to this message to learn about the irrational thinking that is destroying our civilization today. Hear about the clash of ideas beginning in ancient times between biblical thinking and paganism. See a timeline for the philosophical underpinnings of the early continuity of being thinkers who taught that god and man are one and all have a spark of divinity in them. In contrast, learn that there is one God and He is the Creator and there is always a distinction between Him and the creature. See that the only ideas that give stability to a nation are the ideas that come out of the Bible.
Tue, Oct 11, 2022
Passage: Judges 10:6-18
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 11 secs

Where do the ideas and concepts you have come from and how do they affect your life? Listen to this lesson to learn that what you think about God will shape all of your thinking. Hear about the demonic ideas of the fertility gods of the Near Eastern religions which are still prevalent in the thinking of most people today. Understand the scale of being and its complete rejection of divine institutions. Examine your own thinking to see what pagan concepts you hold so you can replace them with biblical truth.

The link for the teen's and children's "Bible Framework" known as "Interlocked" is available here It is now also available in Spanish and German.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022
Passage: Judges 10:6-18
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 27 secs

Do you worship the Creator of the universe or what He created? Listen to this lesson to begin a study of the distinction between the Creator and the creation. Hear the story of origins as told by the pagans and see how they borrowed bits from the Bible but came up with their own false thinking. Find out what the Chain of Being is and the concept of existence. Hear about the gods and goddesses that were worshiped and see how they were all backed by demonic powers. Take time to think how you may have been tainted with some of these beliefs by the culture you live in.

The link for the teen's and children's "Bible Framework" known as "Interlocked" is available here It is now also available in Spanish and German.

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Tue, Sep 13, 2022
Passage: Judges 10:10-18
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 22 secs
Why were the ancient Israelites constantly in turmoil and having to fight off their enemies? Listen to this fascinating message to learn about the cycles of evil that happened when the people of Israel abandoned God and were totally influenced by the pagan gods inspired by Satan. Find out that God in His grace delivered them over and over but they returned to their evil ways throughout much of their history. Realize that we face the same pagan influences today and must choose to trust God rather than live like those around us.
Tue, Sep 06, 2022
Passage: Judges 10:1-10
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 20 secs
After the chaos during the judgeship of Abimelech, hear there was a peaceful period when five judges ruled Israel. See that the people of Israel gradually returned to their old ways of abandoning God and serving idols until God again judged them and allowed outside enemies to attack them. Learn about some of the pagan gods they worshiped instead of the one true God. Just as in those days, we, too, must choose daily if we will serve God or false gods.