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Category: Judges

Book of Judges Summary

Book of Judges Summary: Leads to the Book of Ruth As we prepare to study the biblical book of Ruth, let’s first make an attempt at a book of Judges summary. As we arrive at such a summary, I think what we encounter in the book of Ruth will be all the more encouraging. Book of Judges Summary: Moses, […]

Welcome to New Sodom

Open your Bible to Judges chapter 19. We’ll be finishing the book of Judges today. We’re going to see the climax of Israel’s Canaanization in this lesson. And it’s not pretty. Verse 1 of Judges 19. KJV Judges 19:1 ¶ And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, No […]

Micah and the Danites

Micah and the Danites

Open your Bible to Judges chapter 17. The 17th chapter and our second to last lesson in the book of Judges. Judges 17:1-5 We’ve made it to the conclusion of the book. We’ve seen the progressive Canaanization of Israel throughout the first 16 chapters of this book. And we see more of this process in […]

Samson: in Life and Death

Open your Bible to the 14th chapter of the book of Judges. Judges, chapter 14. This is our 11th lesson in this book. And this week we’re going to be continuing – and actually finishing! – what we started last week. Last week we talked about three minor judges and then the parents of our […]

God’s perspective on his people’s disobedience

Open to the 1st chapter of the book of Judges. Judges, chapter 1. We’re actually going to be studying Judges 2:6 – 3:6. But we’ll start in verse 1 of chapter 1. The book of Judges opens on this note – “Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of […]

Samson’s Beginnings

Open your Bibles to Judges chapter 12. We started the “cycle of judges” back in chapter 3 with two major judges – Othniel and Ehud. They were followed by Shamgar the minor judge. Then we saw the two major judges Barak and Gideon. And they were followed by two minor judges – Tola and Jair. […]


Open your Bibles to Judges chapter 10. This is our 9th lesson in this book. And we’re in the 10th chapter of the book of Judges. And the last three lessons have covered Gideon and then his son Abimelech. And in those lessons we saw some shocking things. From Gideon we saw fearfulness and faithlessness. […]


Open your Bibles to the 8th chapter of the book of Judges. We’re going to be talking about Abimelech today. And if I were to take a poll here today I imagine that most of us don’t know very much about this character – Abimelech – or his story. When we study Bible stories you […]

Gideon: A Fearful Man Brings a Snare

Let’s open our Bibles to the 6th chapter of the book of Judges. We’ve been through the double introduction to the book. We’ve seen now one minor judge and three major judges. And now today we’ll see the 4th of the 6 major judges that are chronicled in this book. He’s a fearful man. And […]

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