Welcome back to a journey through a whole book of the Bible! For our return to this style of sermons we have chosen, The Book of Judges!
This book has provided some of the most difficult stories for me to understand during my journey with the Bible. Did Jephthah really sacrifice his daughter to God? Am I supposed to be like Samson and kill a bunch of people with the jawbone of an ass? What is going on with the Levite, his concubine, and the whole civil war thing at the end of the book?
In my understanding, Judges is the description of Israel’s spiraling out of control, spiraling from a people who have committed themselves to being the people of God, and spiraling into hell on earth.
But I believe that,
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Which means this book filled with backward leaders, horrible examples, and death and murder is useful for us so that we will be ready for the good work that God has prepared for us. How is Judges going to do this? Well… (spoiler alert!)
Every story is going to point to Jesus.
Come back and listen as they get uploaded, or come join us on Sunday afternoons throughout the 2018-19 School Year and into Summer 2019 to find out how! We hope to see you there!
Listen to the sermons here.