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The Bad, the Worse, the Ugly Judges 19-21 Click here for video Extract from video             Perhaps the greatest irony of the    story is in verses 11-13.  The Levite and his party didn’t have to spend the night in Gibeah, it was more natural for them to stop at a nearer Jebusite town, however the Levite declined because […]

DIY religion

Judges 17-18 Link to video here Extract from video: “The Levite has no principles, I was reminded of a couple of church leaders I read of, who decided to advertise a fake job in the christian media.  It was for a “Pastor of Extreme Arts” with a job description that promised good salary and bonuses, […]

The Final Deliverer?

Samson: Judges 13-16 Click here for video Extract from the talk: Samson may be the final deliverer  in the book of Judges but how little was achieved by his deliverance.  Christ, on the other hand was THE final, once for all time, Deliverer. We need no other.   With Samson the whole temple fell and everyone perished; with […]

A Better Sacrifice

Jephthah: Judges 10:6 – 12:7 Video link here Extract from video: There is something more important than success           We can fall into this trap easily.  I see it.  We can sacrifice friendships, health, anything, to succeed academically; we can sacrifice our marriages, our children, to succeed in business.  Even in the church, there are those who can be […]

A Glimpse of the Dark Side

The Story of Abimelech: Judges chapter 9 Click here for video Excerpt from Video: Do we get the leaders we deserve? Even if we are not tempted to this level of evil, the methods and machinations of an Abimelech are not absent in the church. Do we sacrifice truth and integrity for our own ends, […]

The Rise and Fall of a Mighty Warrior

Judges 6-8 Click here for video “Few of us will get the chance to be tempted by the status of kingship that Gideon was tempted by, but we are all in danger of being seduced by wealth and power. There are unexpected spiritual crises facing many Christians in later life, often during the so-called empty-nest years.   […]

March on, my soul, be strong: Elements of revival in the Song of Deborah

Click here for the video Some excerpts from the talk Element one: Godly leaders take initiative “One of the things that characterised all the periods of apostasy and oppression during Judges was a leadership vacuum.  Those, like the Levites who had been called to lead, had all abdicated their responsibility, the tribes had been led into […]

“By the hand of a woman”: The prophet and the assassin

Judges chapter 4 Video link here “Put bluntly, in the story, the figure of Deborah stands in the place of God. She is not only God’s servant, but God’s mouthpiece through the whole episode. She was not a traditional judge but a prophet.  She was there not to give a legal opinion but to communicate the […]

Judges #3 Salvation out of left field

Link to Video “How about if we started surprising the world for the better?   If the unexpectedness of God’s ways was seen not only in how he graciously and providentially covers for our sin and mistakes and still achieves his purposes, but in how he actively uses obedient and changed nonentities like us- imperfect sinners, to […]

Judges Series- Correction

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