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Judges Sermon Series

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Judges | Part 3

Judges 17:6 // There was no king in Israel at that time; everyone did whatever they wanted.

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Pre-Questions

  • What lessons from Deborah’s story speak to the responsibilities of both men and women in the church?
  • How does this story show the importance of simple obedience to God?

 

Discussion Questions:

Question #1

  • What does it say about God that he is able to use the actions of people for his purposes, regardless of their motivation?
  • What does this say about us?

 

Question #2

  • What experiences have shown you God’s faithfulness, trustworthiness, and sovereignty? 
  • What passages of Scripture have reminded you of these truths?

 

Jeremiah 29:11 (CSB) // “For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your well-being, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 You will call to me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart.

 

Deuteronomy 31:6 (CSB) // “Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For the Lord your God is the one who will go with you; he will not leave you or abandon you.”

 

Judges 5:1-5 // On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang this song:

“When the princes in Israel take the lead,
    when the people willingly offer themselves—
    praise the Lord!

“Hear this, you kings! Listen, you rulers!
    I, even I, will sing to the Lord;
    I will praise the Lord, the God of Israel, in song.

“When you, Lord, went out from Seir,
    when you marched from the land of Edom,
the earth shook, the heavens poured,
    the clouds poured down water.
The mountains quaked before the Lord, the One of Sinai,
    before the Lord, the God of Israel.

 

Question #3

  • What does it look like for you to praise God? 
  • What other forms of worship have you used to praise God?

 

Takeaway Question:

  • What could trust in God’s sovereignty look like for you in the next week?

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