Category: Judges

  • Sermon Series on the Book of Judges

    Sermon Series on the Book of Judges

    “The leadership of Joshua had set them up to [be faithful to the covenant in the land God had given them], and yet success was not automatic. The people depended on faithful leadership, which they generally lacked. Even the judges fell short of the ideal for leaders; nevertheless, God used them to preserve and chastise…

  • Gideon Part 2: The LORD Saves His People With 1 Against 450

    Gideon Part 2: The LORD Saves His People With 1 Against 450

    Judges 7:1-8:3 (text); 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; 13:4 July 31, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: Did you know that the Olympic Games starting next week, Queen Esther, the famous Battle of Thermopylae, and Gideon may all be part of a common thread? The Book of Esther begins with a great assembly called…

  • Gideon Part 1: God’s Grace Towards Rebels

    Gideon Part 1: God’s Grace Towards Rebels

    Scripture Readings: Judges 6:1-40 (text); Ephesians 2:1-10 July 24, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: Gideon and Samson are the two most romanticized judges of Israel in the Bible. They’ve been subjects of “Be Like” sermons and two of the most frequently told stories in Sunday School. Today, we will have the…

  • Deborah: A Woman Leads Because of Men’s Neglect

    Deborah: A Woman Leads Because of Men’s Neglect

      Scripture Readings: Judges 4:1-24 (text); Hebrews 11:32-33 July 10, 2016 (ZCRC Pasig & BSCC) • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear congregation of Christ: Most Christians are familiar with three of the twelve judges of Israel: Samson, Gideon, and Deborah. And for many evangelicals, Deborah is often used as proof that the Bible supports women…

  • The Lord Sends Ehud to Bring a Sacrifice

    The Lord Sends Ehud to Bring a Sacrifice

      Scripture Readings: Judges 3:12-31 (text); Hebrews 4:12 July 3, 2016 (ZCRC Pasig and BSCC) • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: Who among you are left-handed? I am, and in my younger years, to be left-handed had its disadvantages. It was actually frowned upon, even considered “abnormal.” Some teachers would even hit your left…

  • The LORD Saved His People Through Othniel

    The LORD Saved His People Through Othniel

      Scripture Readings:Judges 3:7-11 (text); Romans 13:1-4 June 19, 2016 (BSCC); June 26, 2016 (ZCRC Pasig) • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: In the introduction to the Book of Judges, the author lays out for us the repeating cycle of sin, oppression, crying out in distress, God sending a judge, restoration, and then…

  • “I Will Never Break My Covenant With You”

    “I Will Never Break My Covenant With You”

      Scripture Readings: Judges 1:1-2:5 (text); Ephesians 6:10-20 June 5, 2016 •  Download this sermon (pdf) Congregation of Christ: The book of Judges is a hard book to preach on, so that many pastors avoid preaching or teaching from it. It is full of names, geography, conflict, and even uncomfortably graphic sex, violence and gore. So…