Have you ever wished you could gather back the words you have spoken and hide them away never to be known by anyone? Have you ever made a commitment and then cursed yourself for not considering the possible ramifications? These are the “Why did I ever open my big mouth” moments. Our stories today have a little to teach about those rash moments and the devastation they can cause. In light of them it’s easy to understand why we are to “let your words be few”.
Here’s what I see:
Judges chapter 10 sermon topics/titles:
1. Little Mentioned Faithful: Judges 10:1-3
2. Repeating Folly: Judges 10: 6-11
3. When God Sings LIke Gloria Gaynor: Judges 10:12-17
Judges chapter 11 sermon topics/ titles:
1.” Why do you come to me now when you’re in trouble?” Judges 11: 1-7
2. the Importance Of Unmasking the Lie: Judges 11: 12-27
3. Walking In Anointing and Stupidity: Judges 11: 29-39
now tell me what you see. 🙂
Pastor J? At the risk of totally embarrassing myself, I have to tell you that I don’t understand these posts with chapter titles–and don’t know what to do. I respect you so much, and don’t want to continue missing out on good stuff–do you have a second to clue this “dweeb” sister in? If not, maybe I could email Deb–and she’ll help me… God bless you and your family (oh yeah, I’m sorta part of it!)–love, sis Caddo
You can email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have to tell you Pastor J is the master but I would be glad to help.
It’s so nice to see the connections we are all making.
Dear Sis, You most certainly are not a dweeb. The chapter charts are simply another way of studying and meditating through the Bible. Each day I take two chapters from the Bible (we are working through in order. We are currently in Judges). I read the chapters and try to come up with three topics or titles from which I could write blogs or sermons. It is really just an excercise in brainstorming. The interesting part of it is I come away from the charts having a better understanding of what the Holy Spirit is showing me through the chapter.When I read what others saw in the chapters it gives me even more to think about because so often I wonder “How did they get that?” 🙂 So what do you see in these chapters?
Thanks, Pastor J–I’ll be back to give it a shot!
Just have fun with it Sis. remember it’s brainstorming so… first things that come to mind!
Letting my words be few is a great way of staying out of trouble . . .usually! Oh those times of not seeing the ramifications of what I was saying. argh! Thank you for your faithful chapter charting, Pastor J, and God bless you!
Most welcome Deb! Like you I have stepped in it with my words once too often! May God grant me wisdom to know when and how to speak!
“Why do you come to me now when you’re in trouble?” So many of us do this as well and to some they only need Him when in trouble and they soon forget who healed them. Here’s what I saw in these chapters.
1. Abandon Him not. Judges 10:6
2. A desparate cry for help. Judges 10:10-15
3. His love is greater than their sin. Judges 10:16
1. When the past no longer matters. Judges 11:1-9
2. Tell others what the Lord has given you. Judges 11:23-25
3. At what cost would you keep your vow? Judges 11:36-39.
I absolutely love the thoughts behind “At what cost would you keep your vow.”
Okay, Pastor J–just think of me as being in your “remedial” (dweeb) class. I read Judges chap 10–and I even used my Amplified version, thinking it might help me “cheat” a little. Didn’t do me any good, a’tall. So, I only came up with one title–and it’s kind of a throwback to my childhood: “I Told You Once, I Told You Twice…” (Mom used to say this as a preface to “no more 2nd chances–now you’re in deep doo-doo, punishment.) If you think there’s hope for me passing, I’ll keep trying next week! God bless you abundantly–love, sis Caddo
Keep it up Sis. The charts are an acquired skill. Perhaps if you look at the chapters in terms of poetry material.
Ahhh, now you’re speakin’ my language!
Yay! I hope to see some awesome chapter charts that will inspire some deep poetry!