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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

Judges (2021)

Judges (2021)

January 2021 - April 2021

Judges is a book that is rarely taught on in any church. This is a tragedy because it is a book for our times. What is impressive about this book is the theme. The last verse in Judges: “In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” Judges was in many ways the dark ages of Israel’s history: they rejected the authority of God, they rejected the authority of Scripture, and in its place they substituted their own authority. In other words, instead of looking to God and His Word for absolutes and structuring all their thought under that umbrella they looked to the community, to one another, to themselves as the source of absolute right and wrong.

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Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Passage: Judges 2:6-11
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 3 secs
Tue, Apr 06, 2021
Passage: Judges 2:1-5
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 53 secs
What can we depend on when everything around us is in a state of chaos? Listen to this lesson to learn that God will never let us down. Hear a number of Scriptures describing His faithfulness. Learn of the two basic commands of God that the Israelites did not obey when they entered the land and the consequences that followed. When we encounter problems and tests always remember that we can depend on the faithfulness of God for the help we need.
Tue, Mar 30, 2021
Passage: Judges 2:1-3
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 19 secs
Do you compromise your beliefs to avoid conflict with colleagues, peers, employees or being thought of as not in touch with today’s politically correct values? Even if it seems to be just a little? Listen to this lesson to learn about the importance of not compromising your beliefs in the pagan culture in which we live. See how it begins with seemingly innocuous decisions and then snowballs into life-altering changes if left unchecked. Hear how the Israelites began compromising with the pagan culture in the land and learn who the Angel of the Lord is referring to throughout the Bible.
Tue, Mar 23, 2021
Passage: Judges 1:21-36
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 10 secs
Why did God tell the Israelites to utterly destroy the inhabitants in the land He had given them? Listen to this lesson to learn how these people needed to be removed so their wicked culture would not influence the Israelites. Understand that today we must not allow ourselves to be influenced by the decadent culture around us, but must lovingly share the gospel with the paganized culture around us.
Tue, Mar 16, 2021
Passage: Judges 1:1-20
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 1 sec
What happens when people turn their back on God? Listen to this lesson to continue the study of Israel during a time when they had abandoned God and the results that followed. Hear a discussion of worldviews and how they have changed. See the importance of having a biblical worldview. Learn how Judah fought its battles and had victory when they were obeying God. Remember that our spiritual decisions will have a profound effect on ourselves, our families, and our nation.
Tue, Mar 02, 2021
Passage: Judges 1:1-3:6
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 3 secs
What can we learn today from the failures of Israel during the time of the judges? Listen to this lesson to learn that the opening chapters of the Book of Judges describe a series of battles taking place as the Israelites attempt to take over the rest of the land God had promised them. See that they employed pagan methods and compromised with their enemies. Find out what the Angel of the Lord, the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ, said when He confronted them and gave them a warning. Just as Israel was tested during this time, the Church today is being tested in this dark period of decline.
Tue, Feb 23, 2021
Passage: Judges
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 34 secs
You think our country and the world around us is on the fast track to destruction? If so, listen to this lesson to hear about a time when Israel was in an appalling state and nothing was going right. Hear that God had laid out the principles they were to follow to be a prosperous country and told them of the consequences that would happen if they were disobedient. See eleven principles that apply to us today to help us not to succumb to the pressures of the world system.
Tue, Jan 26, 2021
Passage: Judges
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 39 secs

What happens to a country when its citizens reject God? Listen to this lesson to learn that when a country goes its own independent way with no regard for the laws of divine establishment, the result is chaos, tyranny, and unhappiness. Find out a time in Israel’s history when they followed their own desires and for many years they suffered defeat and misery. When we find ourselves crying out to God for help for our country, remember that we must humble ourselves and trust God to win our battles for us.

The video of Yoram Hazony and Ben Shapiro talking about nationalism is available here.

Yoram Hazony's book, The Virtue of Nationalism is available here.

Tue, Jan 19, 2021
Passage: Judges
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 7 secs
Why should we study Judges? Isn’t it just an old history of people who messed up their lives long ago? Listen to this lesson to learn that the context of the Book of Judges describes a nation much as our nation and other nations in the world are today. Hear a review beginning in Genesis of the first six books of the Bible to see how mankind after the Fall continued to defy God over and over again and reap the horrible consequences that come with that. Find out four life-changing lessons we can learn from Judges that apply to our lives today and show us how we are to live in a pagan nation so we can fulfill God’s plan while depending on His never-failing grace.
Tue, Jan 12, 2021
Passage: Judges 1-21
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 48 secs

Moral Relativism Destroys a Nation

What happens to a country when it abandons God and each one does what is right in his own eyes? Listen to this lesson to hear the example of Israel when it went off the rails and had to learn lessons in the school of hard knocks. Find out there are three sections in the book and hear about the leaders, called judges, who descended into paganism and led the people astray. See how what happened to those people parallels in many ways what we are facing in our country today. As we study these people in the Bible we can be thankful for the lessons we can learn and remind ourselves that God in His grace rewards even our smallest acts of faithfulness to Him.