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May
05 2017
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Judges 9. Abimelech, part 1: Convincing others that you're something you're not.

Title: Judges 9. Abimelech, part 1: Convincing others that you're something you're not.     Abimelech     Abimelech sees his opportunity. He desires power, but the most prominent family in...
May
04 2017
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Judges 8. Gideon, part 47: Conclusion; lessons learned from Gideon's history.

Title: Judges 8. Gideon, part 47: Conclusion; lessons learned from Gideon's history.     Jdg 8:33 Then it came about, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the sons of Israel again played the harlot with the Baals, and made Baal-berith their god.   Baal-berith -...
May
03 2017
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Judges 8. Gideon, part 46: Remembering the Giver so that prosperity does not corrupt.

Title: Judges 8. Gideon, part 46: Remembering the Giver so that prosperity does not corrupt.     Both the people and Gideon self-justified the altering of God's Law so as to fulfill personal desire. Gideon was not a king nor a priest and the people failed to see their need for Jehovah alone, which God made so very...
May
02 2017
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Judges 8. Gideon, part 45: Gideon seeks a calling that God didn't give him.

Title: Judges 8. Gideon, part 45: Gideon seeks a calling that God didn't give him.     Jdg 8:22 Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, "Rule over us, both you and your son, also your son's son, for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian."   God did foresee...
April
30 2017
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Judges 8. Gideon, part 44: Rejection of grace brings woe to man.

Title: Judges 8. Gideon, part 44: Rejection of grace brings woe to man.     When we left last time we noted how Gideon had returned home with the two Midianite kings, interrogated them for war crimes, which they confessed to, and then publically executed them. The people revered Gideon for freeing them from seven long...
April
23 2017
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Judges 8. Gideon, part 43: We don’t help God. He helps us.

Title: Judges 8. Gideon, part 43: We don’t help God. He helps us.   Jdg 8:14 And he captured a youth from Succoth and questioned him. Then the youth wrote down for him the princes of Succoth and its elders, seventy-seven men.   Jdg 8:15 And he came to the men of Succoth and said,...
April
21 2017
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Judges 8. Gideon, part 42: God's gifts are filled with righteousness. They are not to be soiled by corruption.

Title: Judges 8. Gideon, part 42: God's gifts are filled with righteousness. They are not to be soiled by corruption.   Jdg 8:10 Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor, and their armies with them, about 15,000 men, all who were left of the entire army of the sons of the east; for the fallen were 120,000 swordsmen....
April
20 2017
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Judges 8. Gideon, part 41: Ephraim seeks her own glory. Gad distrusts God and chooses self-preservation in slavery.

Title: Judges 8. Gideon, part 41: Ephraim seeks her own glory. Gad distrusts God and chooses self-preservation in slavery.   Ephraim seeks her own glory.   If we seek glory from others then we fail to see the glory of God.   Joh...
April
19 2017
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Judges 7. Gideon, part 40: Self-centeredness causes division.

Title: Judges 7. Gideon, part 40: Self-centeredness causes division.           Jdg 7:24 And Gideon sent messengers throughout all the hill country of Ephraim, saying, "Come down against Midian and take the waters before them, as far as Beth-barah and the Jordan." So all the men of...
April
18 2017
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Judges 7. Gideon, part 39: Spiritual weapons of warfare.

Title: Judges 7. Gideon, part 39: Spiritual weapons of warfare.           Jdg 7:19 So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outskirts of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch [10 pm], when they had just posted the watch; and they blew...
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