A Song of Celebration

Judges, Sermon Preparation

July 3, 2011 – Morning Worship

Monday Judges 5
Read the Song of Deborah and Barak. What are they celebrating? What are they condemning? How does it apply to us as Christians?

Tuesday Judges 5:4-5; Exodus 19:10-25; Psalm 68:7-10; Revelation 1:9-20
In these passages we get a glimpse of what it’s like when the Lord comes, when he is present. How should this affect our view of God and how we live day to day?

Wednesday Psalm 18; II Kings 6:8-23; II Corinthians 11:16-12:10
Our glorious God, whose coming affects all of creation, is the same God who comes again and again to save us and to help us. How have you seen this in your life?

Thursday Judges 5:11d-23; Numbers 13:25-14:12; Luke 14:12-24
Some of God’s people risk their lives and go forth to battle and some hang back and don’t. What does that mean? How does it apply to you?

Friday Judges 5:24-27; Exodus 14:21-15:27; Revelation 19
Jael is exalted for killing Sisera; the God of Israel is exalted and praised for destroying the Egyptians; Christ and His angels are praised for destroying His enemies on the last day many modern Christians have a problem with joy over the destruction of God’s enemies. Do you? How can we apply this today?

Saturday Judges 5:31; II Thessalonians 1:5-12; Deuteronomy 6:4-6; Matthew 6:10; John 14:15-23
Judges 5:31 is another way of saying “your kingdom come”! Praying that God’s enemies will be defeated and God’s people will love Him, serve Him, and find strength in Him: is that your prayer?

Left-handed Ehud

Judges, Sermon Preparation

June 19, 2011 – Morning Worship

Monday Judges 3:12-30
Some have found this text embarrassing – too graphic, indelicate, even gross. What can we learn from this passage?

Tuesday Luke 13:1-5; Romans 9; II Timothy 3:16
Here are two passages many also find embarrassing. Do you? How should we handle them? Especially since all scripture is inspired by God?

Wednesday Judges 3:12-30; Matthew 1:18-25
Go back to Judges 3:12-30; what is the main point? How can we apply it?

Thursday Psalm 30 (esp. vs. 11); Acts 5:33-42; Revelation 5
Our God makes us laugh, rejoice and praise after our sorrows, trials and afflictions. How have you experienced this?

Friday Exodus 25:1-9; Matthew 28:16-20; John 1:14; Hebrews 4:14-16
Our God is not distant, he is in the midst of His people. Jesus is in our hearts, always with us and will never leave us or forsake us. How does that glorious truth affect your everyday life?

Saturday Judges 4:1; Ezekiel 36:22-38; II Corinthians 5:17; Romans 7:21-25
Why is Jesus a much better Savior than Ehud? How can we apply this truth in our witnessing?

A Sad and Gracious Pattern

Judges, Sermon Preparation

May 29, 2011 – Morning Worship

Monday Judges 2:6-3:6
What is Israel’s pattern in their relationship with God? How is it sad? How does it show God’s grace? What can we learn from it?

Tuesday Psalm 106; Romans 1:18-32
What is Israel’s sin, in fact, everyone’s sin in these passages? How does this apply to you?

Wednesday Judges 1:27-34; I Kings 12:25-33; Matthew 5:27-30; II Corinthians 6:14-18
Given our tendency to sin and idolatry, what does God command us to do for protection against temptation? How does this apply to our daily lives?

Thursday Psalm 15; Matthew 5:13-16; John 17:15; I Peter 3:15
How can we be “in the world, but not of the world”? How can we be salt and light in this world?

Friday Judges 2:11-2; Deuteronomy 4; Luke 22:14-23; Acts 2:42-47
Israel abandoned God! How did this happen? The Bible says repeatedly that they forgot God. How do we guard against this?

Saturday Exodus 3:7-12, 6:1-13; Judges 2:18; Hebrews 2:14-18, 4:14-16
Our heavenly Father hears our prayers, cries, and groanings in our afflictions and sympathizes with us, is compassionate towards us. How does that encourage you?