Let’s Review: What are the “God Bargains” we have talked about so far?
After Moses died God raised up a new leader for the Israelites, ___________.
He was Moses junior officer and had been groomed for the position.
God told Joshua that it was his job to take the land of Canaan which God had promised to his great-great-great and so forth grandfather ____________. Through Joshua the God Bargain with Abraham would begin to be fulfilled.
“After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them–to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.” Joshua 1:1-3 NIV
Joshua and the armies of Israel went into ___________ and conquered much of the land but not all.
When Joshua died the people many of the people walked away from __________ and entered into sin.
They began to follow what pastors call the sin cycle:
Step 1: ____________
Step 2: Get _____________
Step 3: _____________
Step 4: Get God’s ____________ back
Step 5: Go and ____________ again.
This happened all through the next hundred or so years and God began to raise up _______________ who would help Israel to get out of trouble whenever they sinned and then _____________.
The judges were:
The judges themselves were a mix of ____________ and ___________.
What are some of the things you know about the judges:
Now in your groups:
1. Read Judges Chapter 4. What do you think of Deborah? What do you think of Barak?
2. Read Judges 7: 1-7 Why do you think God cut down Gideon’s army so much?
3. Read Judges 16 What does Sampson and Delilah teach us about relationships? How could Sampson have done things better?
Question of the week: In Judges Chapter 4 Deborah gives a prophecy. Does the way it gets fulfilled surprise you? What does this prophecy and the way it was fulfilled teach us about prophecy today?