Sermons from June 2015
Gideon goes from cowardly (Judges 6) to courageous (Judges 7) to cocky (Judges 8). Gideon is a good leader who goes bad (rancid)�he never becomes an evil man, per se; he just spoils and ruins his ministry and his kids in the process leading the Israelites astray.
What is your favorite �underdog� or �comeback� story? The story of Gideon is much more than a great comeback story! When circumstances look the bleakest and our strength is the weakest is when God�s presence and power are the greatest. (2Cor12:9). Judges 6:12 �The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.�
If you had to describe how God loves you right now, what would you write and what role would your circumstances play? The two most important questions you could ask: What God doing in my life? How should I be responding to Him? Phil1:6; Rom8:28-29 This passage of scripture will challenge and redefine what we think about the love of God.
The first century church was living in a land of Dragons. It was difficult to be a Christian and they were struggling with two main things. They struggled with suffering and compromise. Jesus gives this revelation to show that there is victory (nike) in the midst of all they are going through. It is found in Him.