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When It’s OK to Break a Promise by bob

October 27th, 2013

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Don’t ask God to change things without changing you. Judges 11:29-40 October 27, 2013 Another strange story Today we continue in our study of book of Judges.  The theme of this series is “Searching for Heroes When We Need a Savior.”  Judges is full of heroes, but all of them are badly flawed.  That was […]

The Parable of the Trees by bob

October 20th, 2013

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The long litany of flawed heroes in Judges reminds us God never gives up. Judges 9:8-15 October 20, 2013 The Setting We come this week to a story in Judges 9 that Pastor Paul described early this week as “bad people doing bad things with a bad result.”  So what’s it doing in the Bible?  […]

The Perils of Success by bob

October 13th, 2013

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Success stifles self-examination. Judges 7-8 October 13, 2013 Success at Corinth This past Thursday at men’s Bible study, I asked the guys to go around the room and name their greatest success.  What about you?  Have you won an award?  Have you raised some great kids?  Have you grown a business?  Have you lost weight […]

Is God With Me or Not? by bob

October 6th, 2013

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Gideon’s story is not about greatness.  It’s about weakness. Judges 6:1-40 October 6, 2013 Gideon – a hero? When we study a book of the Bible like Judges, I’m aware that there are various levels of familiarity with the book and its stories.  Some of you may have studied all or part of this book […]