Bible Studies

Judges (2021)

Judges (2021)

January 2021 - October 2021

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, Jul 27, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7 & Judges 3:9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 18 secs

Who or what is the ultimate causative factor in history? Listen to this lesson to learn that despite all the secondary causes expounded by historians, the overriding cause is the Creator God. Find out three basic questions that must be answered by historians and three principles explaining all the confusion in the study of history today. Hear two biblical examples concerning Jehoshaphat where God intervened at critical moments changing the course of history. Remember that as goes the volition of mankind so goes the course of history.

During this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned a book by Wilfred McClay entitled Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story.

Tue, Jul 20, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7 & Judges 3:9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 25 secs
Do you have questions about what promises from the Old Testament can be claimed by us today? Listen to this lesson to learn the importance of context. Hear how our nation gradually became paganized and find out how this downward drift can be reversed by calling on the grace of God. Realize that God intervenes in the lives of people in history so we need to go forward maintaining our mission and watching God’s plan unfold.
Tue, Jul 13, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7 & Judges 3:9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 41 secs
What happens to a nation that forgets the Creator God of history? Listen to this lesson to get a clearer understanding of the sinkhole we are facing as our nation falls prey to the evils of human viewpoint. Find out the indictment God pronounced on the Israelites and the divine discipline they would receive unless they changed their minds. Gain a historical perspective on the causes of these problems and see that without God we have no anchor for our souls but are left twisting and turning in the winds of chance, preferring to feel good rather than to think accurately.
Tue, Jun 22, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 49 secs
Why did God keep delivering the Israelites from their enemies during the period of the judges? Listen to this lesson to learn that even though the people did not change their ways for long, when they cried out their pleas were answered because of God’s grace. Hear an overview of the major judges and their impact on the nation. See that God treated the people in mercy and compassion just as He does us today.
Tue, Jun 15, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 21 secs
Why do we have to concern ourselves with learning history? Listen to this lesson to hear seven principles concerning the importance of history in interpreting the Word of God and other areas of learning. See the evils of rewriting history and how it is impacting our world today. Understand that God is sovereign and He judges those who suppress the truth. Be reminded that every detail in history is important because it’s part of the outworking of God’s plan and shows the providence of God in our lives.
Tue, Jun 08, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 55 secs
How did the Israelites become enmeshed in the pagan culture around them? Listen to this lesson to learn that they forgot the history of all God had done for them in freeing them from slavery in Egypt and leading them to a land where they could worship Him. Find out they intermarried and made a conscious decision to worship idols and became evil. See the significance of the ancient Suzerain-Vassal treaty God made with His people and the consequences when they did not follow the terms of the treaty.
Tue, Jun 01, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:1-6
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 35 secs

Are you a history buff? If so, you’ll enjoy this lesson with its fascinating description of the origins of ancient nations and the role they played in world history. Walk through these passages to see how this all fits into God’s overall plan and purpose for the human race. Get a quick glimpse into coming events in this chapter.

Dr. Dean mentioned a wonderful tool on the Dean Bible Ministries website. It can be found at the Bible Map link above.

Tue, May 25, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:1-6
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 39 secs
Does the Bible have anything to say about leadership principles? Listen to this lesson to learn that there are abundant passages devoted to developing true, biblical leaders. Learn five major characteristics of leaders including the importance of fearing the Lord and what that signifies. Understand that developing leadership traits is a part of growing to spiritual maturity and applies to both men and women.
Tue, May 18, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:1-6
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 39 secs
Are you going to obey God or not when adversity comes your way? Listen to this lesson to review principles on the importance of the testing of your faith, including the illustration of Abraham and the Exodus generation. See how the Israelites in the land abandoned God and began to worship idols. Begin a study of what the Bible teaches us about the standards for leadership for both men and women.
Tue, May 11, 2021
Passage: Judges 2:6 & Genesis 22
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 13 secs
Are you facing any adversities or difficulties in your life today? Listen to this lesson to learn what the Bible teaches us about testing and temptation. Hear eleven basic principles and a list of tests that are common to all of us. Find out the role our volition plays in passing tests and the spiritual skills we need to know and apply in our lives. Hear about thirteen tests Abraham faced and see which ones he passed. When adversity comes into your life, remember that God always meets us where we are and asks that we trust Him to fulfill His promises.