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The Verdict: “In Those Days There Was No King in Israel; Everyone Did What Was Right in His Own Eyes”

  Scripture Readings: Judges 19-21; Daniel 2:20-21; Romans 1:18-32 November 6, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: We now come to the last sermon on the Book of Judges. There are two concluding sections after the account of the 12 judges of Israel, ending with the story of Samson. The first concluding […]

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Israel’s False Religion

Judges 17-18; John 4:19-25 October 23, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: We come now to the last two sermons on the Book of Judges. In Chapters 1 and 2, the book opens with an introduction to how Israel went spiraling down into idolatry and unbelief after Joshua died. The second major […]

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Samson Part 4: “Let Me Die With the Philistines”

Judges 16:1-31; Prov 6:20-26; Col 3:1-7 October 16, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: Those of us who were raised in Christian homes and churches remember a few things about Samson. And these are mostly the “good” things about him: his God-given strength, his victories over the Philistines, and his prayer to […]

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Samson Part 3: Vengeance at Firefox Field and Jawbone Hill

Exod 17:1-7; Judges 15:1-20; 1 Cor 10:1-5 October 9, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: I’m not sure if they still teach World History in high school these days, but do you know that there was a Thirty Years’ War in Europe from 1618-48? This war was also known as the religious […]

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Samson Part 2: “She is Right in My Eyes”

Scripture Readings: Judges 14:1-20; Acts 2:22-24; 3:17-21 October 2, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: In our last study in Judges Chapter 13, the writer introduces Samson, his father Manoah and his mother, and the announcement of his birth by the Angel of the Lord. The Messenger revealed to his parents that […]

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Samson Part 1: Two Nativities

  Scripture Readings: Judges 13:1-25; Romans 12:1-2 September 18, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: Last Sunday, we learned about Jephthah’s sinful vow to offer a burnt sacrifice to the Lord to gain his favor. God never required a vow in order to approve of a person’s request. And the tragic end […]

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Jephthah Part 1: Using God

  Scripture Readings: Judges 10:1-11:28; Philippians 2:1-11 September 4, 2016 •  Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: Last Sunday, we studied the ascension to power of Abimelech, another evil oppressor of Israel. Abimelech was not a foreign oppressor, since he was the son of Gideon. After he oppressed Israel for three years, the LORD […]

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Abimelech the Vengeful Destroyer

  Scripture Readings: Judges 8:33-9:57; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 August 28, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: Remember the foreboding epilogue to Gideon’s life? It says that he had many wives who bore him 70 sons. One of his sons was from a Canaanite concubine in Shechem, whom he named Abimelech. And what […]

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Gideon Part 3: All’s Not Well That Doesn’t End Well

Scripture Readings: Judges 8:1-35; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:17 August 7, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: The title of our study this morning is the reverse of a well-known proverb or cliché, “all’s well that ends well.” It means that everything has turned out well, even though some things went wrong […]

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Sermon Series on the Book of Judges

Date Scripture Readings Title 06/05/16 Judges 1:1-2:5 (text); Ephesians 6:10-20 “I Will Never Break My Covenant With You” (web) (pdf) 06/12/16 Judges 2:6-3:6 (text); Ephesians 6:1-4 “There Arose Another Generation Who Did Not Know the LORD” (web) (pdf) 06/19/16 Judges 3:7-11 (text); Romans 13:1-4 The LORD Saved His People Through Othniel (web) (pdf) 07/03/16 Judges 3:12-31 (text); Hebrews […]

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