Judges

Lesson Number

Class Date

Subject

Judges 83

Oct 12, 10

Judges 21:16-25; assuaging the human viewpoint conscience means “everyone is doing right in his own eyes”; Israel ignores their responsibility in the remnant of Benjamin having no wives and blames God; their human viewpoint solutions only make matters worse; Israel’s irrational justification for stealing the daughters of Shiloh a result of their Canaanization; End of series

Judges 82

Oct 5, 10

Judges 21:4-15; Israel pursues human viewpoint solution to the problem in Benjamin and comes up short; acting like Canaanites

Judges 81

Sep 29, 10

Judges 21:1-5; illegitimate oaths and perfunctory sacrifices

Judges 80

Sep 22, 10

Judges 20:20-48; details of the battle of Gibeah; Israel finally engages in passionate holy war but against their own kinsmen; Benjamin almost destroyed; the nation loses 25,000 of their valiant men

Judges 79

Sep 15, 10

Judges 20:18-35; God uses Israel’s spiritual decline for His own purposes; significance of Bethel; Israel employs an ambush similar to Ai; discipline on all the tribes of Israel

Judges 78

Sep 8, 10

Judges 20:8-17evalution of the Levite’s testimony-incites the entire nation to attack Benjamin; principle of lex talionis

Judges 77

Sep 1, 10

Judges 19:25-20:7; Act of Uniformity 1662; if we want the Lord to bless our actions, we must include Him in the decisions; gruesome act of the Levite as evil as the gang rape of the concubine by the men of Gibeah; Levite call to arms not sanctioned by the ML and results in an inter-tribal war.

Judges 76

Aug 25, 10

Judges 19: 25-30; review; perversion in the Land fragmented the cohesiveness of the tribes; neglect of divine institutions leads to the nation succumbing to evil; divine institutions; homosexuality an assault on divine institutions Gen 11; Rom 1:226-28; 1 Cor 6:9; 1 Tim 1:8-10

Judges 75

Aug 11, 10

Judges 19:1-29; unfaithfulness of Israel causes them to do abominations before the Lord; they have become completely morally and ethically degenerate; cruelty becomes the norm; comparison with Lot in Sodom; Gen 19:1ff

Judges 74

Aug 4, 10

Judges 18:14-31; Micah’s world collapses; the futility of building your happiness on the circumstances of life; time out of fellowship skews norms and standards, dulls the conscience; stages of reversionism, Dan established a pagan house of worship in Lacish- a false house, a false god, and a false location; Wallbuilders intro to American History series 

Judges 73

Jul 28, 10

Judges 18:4-13: paganism distorts our ability to recognize what is wrong; Danites and Levite disobedient to the will of God; dissatisfaction with God’s plan leads to seeking our own plans; a small contingent of Danite warriors head for Lacish

Judges 72

Jul 21, 10

Judges 18:2-3; Wallbuilder’s Congressional Pastor’s Briefing report- American exceptionalism; Danite recon team looking to take advantage of others; the Levite’s disinterest in the Danites indicative of those out of fellowship with God; best counselors using Scripture ask right questions that lead to right decisions

Judges 71

Jul 14, 10

Judges 18:1; outline of chapter; applications from the Danites; doing right in our own eyes; losing focus on the Lord; walking by faith toward the problem, the place of victory; our lives belong to God; testing designed to bring us to spiritual maturity

Judges 70

Jul 7, 10

Judges 17:10-13; Micah doing what is right in his own eyes; the Levite violates ML regarding service to and support from God; open doors from God; deception and seduction of religion versus spirituality, a personal relationship with the Lord that motivates obedience to His commands

Judges 69

Jun 30, 10

Judges 17:6-9; how religious apostasy began (Danites); moral relativism in Israel; a Levite adrift; brief study of Levites

Judges 68

Jun 23, 10

Judges 17:1-5; the depth of paganization/Canaanization of Israel; events of chapters 17-21 concurrent with chapters 1-16; spiritual decline of the homes of Israel; outline of the story of Micah; observations of v.1-5; Israel does not recognize the Lord as King

Judges 67

Jun 16, 10

Judges 16:31-27:1; observations and summary of Samson’s life; biblical view of man for woman; 1 Pet 3:7; the paganization/Canaanization of Israel; consequences of loss of objective reality of faith; subjectivity in the nation; diversity fosters vulcanization .

Judges 66

Jun 9, 10

Judges 16:15-31; Delilah pesters Samson until he gives the secret to his strength; making decision to sin at the point of no return; self-centered prayer; God used Samson to kill more Philistines in his death than in his life.

Judges 65

Jun 2, 10

Judges 16:1-17; Samson's continued sexual lust, self-deception, arrogance, and rejection of God

Judges 64

May 19, 10

Judges 15:14-20; God breaks Samson’s bonds not Samson; God continues to move His plan forward through Samson even though he is negligent toward God; Report on ABWE Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship training program

Judges 63

May 12, 10

Judges 15:1-14; Samson’s marriage; outline of chapter 15; Samson’s revenge―no divine motivation; the hidden providence of God protects us

Judges 62

May 5, 10

Judges 14:10-20; an enticing riddle; Samson uses his strength instinctively instead of understanding its purpose; God’s plan accomplished through Samson

Judges 61

Apr 28, 10

Judges 14:9-10; date in Church History 4-28-1789 – HMS Bounty sails for Tahiti; the lone mutiny survivor finds the Bounty’s Bible; Samson’s failure violates both the ML and the Nazarite vow; Doctrine of Intermarriage in OT; application for Church Age believer; Samson embraces Philistine tradition

Judges 60

Apr 21, 10

Judges 14:7-8; Pastor Clay Ward report on Pastor’s Briefing at the Capitol; Samson pursuits his desires; symbolism of the decaying lion carcass and the bees; our God is a God of grace, forgiveness and blessing

Judges 59

Apr 7, 10

Judges 14:4—6; importance of the local church; what are your spiritual priorities; Samson endued with the power of the Spirit but living according to the lust pattern of his sin nature; God’s love for us brings Him intimately into our lives

Judges 58

Mar 31, 10

Judges 13:25-14:4; importance of parental training; Samson’s self-centeredness and disobedience; God’s grace not abrogated by human failure

Judges 57

Mar 24, 10

Judges 13:13-25; Manoah tries to manipulate the angel of the Lord; Samson’s life blessed of the Lord, but he fails spiritually-a reflection of Israel

Judges 56

Mar 17, 10

Judges 13:5-12; Birth narrative of Samson; con’t; the Nazirite vow; uniqueness of Samson’s Nazirite service; Manoah a representative of Israel’s apostasy

Judges 55

Mar 3, 10

Judges 13:1-5; Birth narrative of Samson; doctrine of barrenness; angel of the Lord

Judges 54

Feb 24, 10

Judges 13; the 7 Deliverers of Israel; story outline of Samson; who are the Philistines; Gen 10-13-14; Amos 9:7

Judges 53

Feb 17, 10

Judges 11:38-12:13; comparison of Abraham’s sacrifice and Jephthah’s sacrifice; inter-tribal conflict in Israel; Israel’s lack of spiritual faith erodes political foundation

Judges 52

Feb 3, 10

Judges 11:29-37; Jephthah knew what he was offering in his vow; syncretism; human sacrifice prohibited; Ex 23:33; Lev 18:3; 20:1-5; Jephthah’s hypocrisy; meaning of “bewailing her virginity”

Judges 51

Jan 20, 10

Judges 11: 12-32; truth of biblical dates; OT enduement/endowment of the Holy Spirit; Jephthah takes a vow - an attempt to manipulate God

Judges 50

Jan 13, 10

Judges 11:12-28; Jephthah denies Ammon’s claims on the Land through historical, theological, and chronological arguments

Judges 49

Jan 6, 10

Judges 11:1-12; Elders Gilead seeks Jephthah for deliverance; the faithfulness of God

Judges 48

Dec 23, 09

Judges 47

Dec 2, 09

Judges 10:1-16; Outline of chapter; Tola Jair, Jephthah; futility of human effort; a different response from God

Judges 46

Nov 25, 09

Judges 9:56-57; epilogue to the legacy of Gideon

Judges 45

Nov 18, 09

Judges 9:1-55; death of Abimilech; 1 Kgs 22: 18-22

Judges 44

Nov 11, 09

Judges 9:7-25; Curse of Jotham; application of Judges 9 to America today

Judges 43

Nov 4, 09

Judges 9:1-6; living our lives before our children; the problem of syncretism; overview of Judges 9; Abimelech’s strategy for usurpation of power consistent with Canaanite culture

Judges 42

Oct 28, 09

Judges 8:33-36; dimensions of Israel’s evil; implications of Gideon’s life; Doctrine of Gratitude

Judges 41

Oct 21, 09

Judges 8:22-36; contrast between chapters 7 and 8; a de facto king; legacy of Gideon, an illegitimate kingship; faithfulness of God

Judges 40

Oct 14, 09

Judges 8:18-27; details of the Midianite raids into Israel; Gideon’s blood vengeance; using the Lord’s name in vain; ex 20:7; Deut 5:1; Matt 5:33-37; Gideon loses control and claims the victory for himself; Israel asks Gideon to rule as a king; Gideon’s idol a snare to him and all Israel

Judges 39

Oct 7, 09

Judges 8:4-17;Gideon’s ‘diplomacy’; Ehpriams’ problem; arrogance; Prov 11:2; 13:10; 16:18; Judg 8:4ff; Gideon’s revengeful attitude

Judges 38

Sep 23, 09

Judges 7:22-8:3; Gideon victorious over the Midianites but forgets God; Ephriam contends with Gideon; fragmentation of Israel

Judges 37

Sep 9, 09

Judges 6:36-7:21; seeking God’s will or stalling; God ensures Israel understands who is delivering them by His RIF; God enables Gideon to do what He has asked him to do

Judges 36

Sep 2, 09

Judges 6:25-35; Gideon destroys the altar of Baal; fearing God more than people; if God provides the opportunity to serve, then God provides all our needs

Judges 35

Aug 26, 09

Judges 6:11-24; leadership guidance of the Lord; trusting god for the futures based on God’s faithfulness in the past; a fortiori; weakness of Gideon’s faith

Judges 34

Aug 19, 09

Judges 6:1-11; history of the Midianites, Amalakites, God’s indictment against Israel; Gideon beating the grain

Judges 33

Aug 12, 09

Judges 6-9; Gideon; review cycle pattern in Judges; six cycles in Judges; three parts in chapters 6-9 ; summary of events

Judges 32

Jul 29, 09

Judges 31

Jul 22, 09

Judges 5:20; “stars of heaven”; study of terms used for angels in the Bible; creation of angels; Job 38:7

Judges 30

Jul 8, 09

Judges 5:15ff

Judges 29

Jul 1, 09

Judges 5:8-15b; Song of Deborah cont.; historical content behind “Bless the Lord!”; praise for the tribes who respond to the call for battle

Judges 28

Jun 24, 09

Judges 4 review and principles; Deborah an example of a woman responding when male leadership fails; Judges 5:1-8 Song of Deborah

Judges 27

Jun 17, 09

Judges 4:5-23; God preserves the masculine and feminine roles; Deborah not listed as a deliver; 1 Sam 12:6-11; Heb 11:32; Barak’s lack of faith in God and timidity will cost him the glory of Sisera’s death; God delivers Israel

Judges 26

Jun 10, 09

Judges 4:4; preparation for death; 1 Thess 4:13ff; death of the believer for the glory of God; Jn 11:1ff; Deborah adjudicates in Israel

Judges 25

Jun 3, 09

Judges 4:4; biblical role of the woman; the divine design; 1 Tim 2:12-15; Gen 1:17-18

Judges 24

May 27, 09

Judges 4:4; evangelicalism feminism’s false assumptions; Gal 3:26-28; spiritual equality does not eliminate God’s established chain of authority; distinctions brought together in Christ; women’s roles in the local church; 1 Cor 14:27-35; maintaining the husband’s spiritual leadership in the home; 1 Tim 2:8ff; Titus 2:3-5; influence of older women on younger women

Judges 23

May 20, 09

Judges 4:4; doctrine of the prophet cont.; spiritual view of women ruling; Isa 3:10; God’s created order; God’s established chain of authority; 1 Cor 11:1ff; long hair, symbol of responder soul; interdependence between men and women

Judges 22

May 13, 09

Judges 4:4; ezer- helper; doctrine of the prophet

Judges 21

May 6, 09

Judges 4:4; leadership principles; divine institutions cont.; leadership application to marriage and family

Judges 20

Apr 29, 09

Judges 4:4; parallel reading of Judges 4 and 5; leadership principles, divine institutions- human responsibility, marriage; helper

Judges 19

Apr 22, 09

Judges 4:1-3; pattern of disobedience in Israel returns; distractions from the spiritual life; understanding the author’s emphasis-Deborah, a woman, prophetess, wife, she

Judges 18

Apr 15, 09

Judges 3:30ff; the battle is spiritual; compromise with the sin nature produces vulnerability to all manner of cosmic thought; soul slavery to the sin nature destroys capacity for freedom; the significance of Shamgar

Judges 17

Apr 8, 09

Judges 3:20-30; Ehud’s victory provided 80 years of rest in the Land

Judges 16

Apr 1, 09

Judges 3:12-19; prosperity is a struggle in the spiritual life; the curse on Jericho; Josh 6:26; 1 Kgs 16:34; Ehud, an exceptional warrior; spiritual momentum after failure; faithfulness of God

Judges 15

Mar 25, 09

Judges 3:7-11; elements of the pattern of deliverers; the passability and impassability of God; success of Othniel

Judges 14

Mar 4, 09

Judges 3:1-6; disobedience causes deviations in God’s plans for us; training Israel; freedom is not free; the Hivites; Gen 10:16ff; four failures of Israel

Judges 13

Feb 25, 09

Judges 2:7-23; the anger of the Lord; anthropomorphisms and anthropopathisms; notification of the cessation of the Lord’s preemptive strikes against Israel’s enemies in the Land because of their disobedience; God controls the destinies of nations; Lord Woodhouselee, Alexander Fraser Tytler--The Cycle of Civilizations

Judges 12

Feb 18, 09

Judges 2:9-23; failing the prosperity test; judges or deliverers of Israel; the cycle pattern in Israel’s history, a downward spiral

Judges 11

Feb 11, 09

Judges 2: 6-10; chronology of Judges 2; comparison/contrast of Moses and Joshua; wisdom of God’s timing in death

Judges 10

Feb 4, 09

Judges 2:1-5; Study: Angel of the Lord--NT references; Israel failure—the danger of compromise; guarding the soul; emotion not a conclusive sign of commitment; chronological view of Judges chapters 1-3

Judges 9

Jan 21, 09

Judges 2:1-5; Study: Angel of the Lord con’t.

Judges 8

Jan 14, 09

Judges 2:1-5; angel of the Lord reminds Israel of God’s grace provision, His commandments and covenants, their disobedience, and God’s warning; consequences of disobedience; Study: Angel of the Lord

Judges 7

Jan 8, 09

Judges 2:1-5; summary of the difference between Israel at the time of Joshua’s national meeting and Israel’s eventual failure; angel of the Lord; Ex 13:20-33; distracted by the details of life; 1 Jn 2:15-17

Judges 6

Dec 17, 08

Judges 1:22-48; history of Jebus/Jerusalem; failure of Israel to drive out the inhabitants of the Land; misapplication of covenantal relationship by Israel with Canaanites; assimilation of pagan culture/cosmic viewpoint; diagram: maps

Judges 5

Dec 3, 08

Judges 1:8-21; Judah’s first campaign in the hill country; Judah initially conquers Jerusalem; Caleb takes Hebron and Debir; character of Othneil and Achsah; Judah’s failure to overcome superior military technology was a result of their lack of faith in God and His promises

Judges 4

Nov 26, 08

Judges introduction review; 1:1-6; Judah and Simeon; Gen 29:33, 35; Josh 19:1, 9; Num 2:2-3; 26:12; 25:6-9, 14; arms control in the ancient world and adopting pagan methodologies; Thanksgiving 

Judges 3

Nov 19, 08

Judges introduction cont.; 1:1; Israel’s failure to completely renovate the Land analogous to the believer’s failure to renovate his thinking and be wholly committed to God ; syncretism; guidance for Israel’s kings; Deut 176:18—17:20; outline of the book; non neutrality of human viewpoint methodology; routing out the Canaanites and routing out false concepts and every human viewpoint; differences in Judges and Joshua, but no contradictions; Hebrew narrative; Christianity, not just a faith but a way of life

Judges 2

Nov 12, 08

Judges introduction cont.; where the titles of the OT books originated; purpose of the Book- the need for authority in every area of life; the paganization/canaanization of Israel in the Premonarch period

Judges 1

Nov 5, 08

Judges introduction; a historical narrative that contrasts the God’s faithfulness with Israel’s apostasy