FAITH WALK ON OUR OWN

Judges 16-18, Luke 7:1—30 • Key Verse: Judges 16:20 One of the easiest temptations to which people succumb is self-sufficiency. We take on tasks in our strength with our own abilities and ingenuity. The more we are self-sufficient, however, the less we are God-dependent. Samson demonstrated this. His strength was...

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FAITH WALK THE MOST-QUOTED VERSE

Judges 13-15, Luke 6:27-49 • Key Verse: Luke 6:37 Do you know what is the most-quoted Bible verse? I have heard that it is Luke 6:37: “Judge not lest ye be judged.” Those are probably not the exact words of the Bible version you use, but accuracy is not always...

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FAITH WALK FRIENDLY FIRE

Judges 11-12, Luke 6:1-26 • Key Verse: Judges 12:1 A chaplain friend of mine told me that in the military they say, “There is no such thing as friendly fire.” If it’s fire, it’s not friendly. Far too often there is “friendly fire” in the church. Typically it is directed...

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FAITH WALK HANGING WITH THE CROWD

Judges 9-10, Luke 5:17—39 Key Verses: Luke 5:31-32 Jesus had a knack for running with the wrong crowd—at least in the eyes of the self-righteous. Those who were religious believed that the righteous should associate only with those who are righteous. Most of the religious leaders with whom Jesus had...

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FAITH WALK A QUIET PLACE

Judges 7—8, Luke 5:1-16 • Key Verse: Luke 5:16 To read about the life of Jesus is to read of a lire tilled with activity. His public ministry began with His baptism. Then 40 days of solitude in the wilderness immediately followed. After that, His was a full schedule. Two...

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FAITH WALK MIGHTY MAN?

Judges 4-6, Luke 4:31-44 • Key Verse: Judges 6:12 The name Gideon strikes a few notes in our brain, such as “mighty man of valor” and “hero of the faith.” Then the notes sound sour as we can then think, “Not like me.” Gideon is seen as a great man,...

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