Sunday, April 06, 2008

Hope in the Midst of Failure

The Book of Judges: Unlikely Leaders. . .Unbelievable Power
Dr. David Jeremiah

“Hope in the Midst of Failure”

[To view video of entire sermon, click on title link above. It is really a VERY powerful message!!]

Outline of Message:

Judges 1 & 2

April 6, 2008

I. The Book of Judges Defines the Period Between Joshua & Samuel

II. The Book of Judges Demonstrates the Power of Godly Leadership
Judges 2:16

III. The Book of Judges Describes the Cycle of Unbelief in the Heart of Man
Judges 3:7-9

IV. The Book of Judges Draws a Fine Line between Success & Failure

Joshua 24:31
Judges 2:7
Judges 2:8, 10
Judges 2:17
Judges 17:6
Judges 21:25

V. The Book of Judges Details the Steps of Spiritual Decline

Exodus 23:23-24
Deuteronomy 20:16-18
Joshua 10:40

A. Step One: Toleration
Judges 1:21, 22, 25, 27-31, 33

B. Step Two: Assimilation
Judges 1:27, 29, 34; 3:5

C. Step Three: Imitation
Judges 2:12
Judges 2:2

D. Step Four: Consolidation
Judges 2:11-13

E. Step Five: Rejection

VI. The Book of Judges Distinguishes God as a God of Mercy and Forgiveness
Judges 2:16, 18

VII. Applications:

A. Times Change, Truth Does Not
John 14:6

B. Jesus Does Not Change
Hebrews 13:8

HT: Turning Point Ministries

P.S. The skit is simple, but presents a great message!

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