Stephanie Schwartz - March 11, 2015
The Secret Things
From Series: "Judges: Sin, Salvation, and Strange Stuff (2014-2015)"
Take the plunge with us this year into the ancient and shocking world recorded in the Old Testament book of Judges. We will learn much from the people of Israel as we watch them become more and more like those around them due to their disinterest in God’s word, coupled with their longing to be “in” with their non-believing neighbors. We will realize that like ancient Israel, we women are easily swayed by the influence of the world and frequently want to “fit in” too. The cycles of sin, crying out to God, and deliverance in Judges demonstrate clearly that allowing compromise will lead to spiritual failure, regret, and the discipline of God. On the other hand, God’s compassion, patience, faithfulness, rule, and justice are also evident as we observe the way he deals with his people. Judges tells the stories of some pretty amazing characters such as Gideon, Samson, Deborah, and a few less familiar ones you will never forget.