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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 - May 2022

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, Feb 01, 2022
Passage: Judges 4-5 & 1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 16 secs
Should a woman always wear a hat or a veil in church? Listen to this lesson to learn what having your head covered or uncovered means according to the Apostle Paul in Corinthians. Understand that the issue being discussed is the authority of the man over the woman and the authority of Christ over the man. Find out how the angels are involved. Follow along to see that the precedent for this authority is not culture, but is God’s created order.
Tue, Jan 25, 2022
Passage: Judges 4-5 & Genesis 1:26-28
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 43 secs
On this Holocaust Remembrance Day (1/27/22) hear the chronology of the wicked events that transpired in World War II which were designed by the Nazis to kill all the Jews in the world. See the distinction between this and a genocide. Then return to the ongoing study of the differences between men and women and how God designed these differences. Find out how the Fall changed the original design and pain and suffering entered the world. Learn what the phrase “your desire shall be for your husband” in Genesis 3 means. Understand that even though sin entered the world, the roles of men and women remain but were made more difficult.
Tue, Jan 18, 2022
Passage: Judges 4-5 & Genesis 1:26-28
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 40 secs

How well do you understand the differences between men and women? Listen to this enlightening lesson to learn that God established these distinctions at creation in order for each to fulfill God’s plan. Hear a number of biological differences that begin in the womb and affect the capabilities of each sex. See that there is an inherent authority structure which, if rejected, leads to paganism. Even though God’s plan for mankind was corrupted by the Fall, there is redemption and renewal available to all.

Find more information on "The Fallacy of Interchangeability" by Colin Smothers.

In the Transcript: notes link below you'll find “The Biological Basis for Gender-Specific Behavior” by Gregg Johnson.

Click here for Chapter 16, "Men's and Women's Differences" from Stephen B. Clark's Man and Woman in Christ.

Tue, Jan 11, 2022
Passage: Judges 4-5 & Genesis 1:26-28
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 59 secs

Does the Bible teach that men are superior to women? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible teaches that God created women and men to be equal image bearers of Him but created them to have different roles in life. Find out what “form follows function” means. Hear a number of principles found in Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 that show that having different roles does not mean that one sex is superior and that being submissive does not imply inferiority. Be ready to accept the role designed for your sex at birth in order to bring glory to God, your Creator.

During this lesson Dr. Dean referenced the book Man and Woman in Christ, which is available for free download at https://mwc.warhornmedia.com/.

Tue, Jan 04, 2022
Passage: Judges 4-5 & Genesis 1:26-28
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 32 secs
Can you decide your own identity as a man or a woman or are you born the sex you are and it cannot be changed? Listen to this lesson to see that God designed men and women both to be created in His image but to be different. Hear eight important biblical principles starting at creation that provide the answer to this important question facing us in our culture today. Have your thinking transformed to God’s view so you are not conformed to the pagan practices around you.
Tue, Dec 28, 2021
Passage: Judges 4-5 & Genesis 1:26-28
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 53 secs
Are men and women innately different or is that something that is learned? Listen to this lesson to begin a study of the biblical principles for the differences between men and women and see how they were both created to represent God to the rest of His creation. See what the concept of the woman being the man’s helper means. Understand that the modern argument that men and women are interchangeable is destructive and results in utter chaos for both men and women.
Tue, Dec 21, 2021
Passage: Judges 4-5 & Romans 1:18-31
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 11 secs
What is causing so much chaos and strange thinking in our world today? Listen to this message to hear that the philosophy prevalent in the world is one that rejects God as the Creator and man as the creation. Find out the meaning of Monism, which is in complete disagreement with biblical truth. As believers see that we are engaged in an invisible warfare and we must follow Paul’s admonition to transform our thinking by learning Scripture so we can reject the culture around us.
Tue, Dec 14, 2021
Passage: Judges 4-5 & Romans 1:18-31
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 12 secs
How many options do humans have in worship? Listen to this lesson to learn there are only two choices we can make. We can either worship the Creator or we can worship what He has created. See how rejecting God’s truth and turning to the creation is paganism. Find out how this leads to confusion of the roles God has set out for men and women and ends in chaos and turmoil.
Tue, Nov 30, 2021
Passage: Judges 5:5-31
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 20 secs
Are you ready to continue the study of this hymn of victory praising God for His deliverance? Listen to this lesson to learn how the events recorded in the Bible are interconnected, reinforcing its historicity. Hear how God called on Deborah to be His spokesperson to the Israelites in their time of misery under the rule of their cruel enemies. Find out how Deborah was thinking of the rulers and of those who volunteered to fight against overwhelming odds. Like Deborah, accept God’s challenge to live your life obeying His mandates and being like the sun to give light to those around you.
Tue, Nov 16, 2021
Passage: Judges 5:1-9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 21 mins 16 secs

Do you enjoy songs of praise to God? Listen to this message to begin to study a psalm written by Deborah about the deliverance by God in their recent victory. Learn how the people had vowed to fight and how this commitment is commemorated in this psalm. End the evening with a presentation by Paul Sharf about his ministry with the Friends of Israel and his brief message from Genesis about God’s plan for history and the part Israel plays.

Mr. Scharf''s slides are available in the Transcript:Notes link below.