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August 2014
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The Book Of Judges Chapters 17 and 18
Posted by VCC on August 24, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Mp3 title: 2014_08_24 The Book of Judges – 17-18 Life with the Long Awaited King – Part I

 

Podcast title: The Book of Judges – 17-18 Life with the Long Awaited King – Part I

 

Podcast Tag: Judges 17:1-13; 18:1-2, 17-20, 27, 30-31

 

We are finishing-up a Summer Series, this week and next, understanding the book of Judges. This Old Testament book is challenging to today's sensibilities; without a proper understanding of what the main issues are we can miss the point. At the same time Judges fits our present day culture very well; particularly as seen in our popular action movies, which are flooded with anti-hero types, the last of which we heard about the last two weeks; Samson.

 

In these final five chapters, there are no heroes, not even an anti-hero, to be found, as Israel has hit bottom. The author of Judges changes gears and focuses on how pervasive Israel’s falling-away from her devotion to God really has become and how it has affected just about every one of the people of God. The author makes an observation starting in Judges 17:6 (ESV):

 

In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

 

In other words, it is what the whole thing is about. This morning, we will look at part one of life with the long awaited king.

 

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Judges 16 Our Mighty God
Posted by VCC on August 17, 2014 at 1:22 PM

 

We are in the midst of a summer series, going through the book of Judges. This Old Testament book can be challenging, even offensive, to today's sensibilities; without a proper understanding of what the main issues are, we can miss the point. At the same time, Judges fits our present day culture very well, particularly as seen in our popular action movies, flooded with anti-hero types and revenge motifs, what many have described as an overindulgent “me” mentality.

 

This morning, we learn more about probably the most famous of all the Judges, Samson, who he himself has had movies made about him. Sampson, speaking-out prophetically against the people of Israel, can be seen as a mirror held-up to God’s people to see just how far they have fallen in order to shake them out of the complacency that they are in. Let it be a mirror to us as well; God’s people in the world today. Entitled “Our Mighty God”, our lesson is about the truth behind the story. Behind the lessons learned from the life of Samson is the lesson of what kind of God is Yahweh.

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Tags: Judges 16:15-31
The Book of Judges 10-12-Words Can Have the Power of Life and Death
Posted by VCC on August 3, 2014 at 12:13 PM

We are in the midst of a Summer Series going through the book of Judges in the Bible. This Old Testament book can be challenging, even offensive, to today's sensibilties, and without a proper understanding of what the main issues are we can miss the point. The point that what we say can hurt others.

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