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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 - October 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, 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.

Tue, Nov 09, 2021
Passage: Judges 5:1-2
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 46 secs
Have you ever been so thankful for an answer to prayer that you couldn’t stop expressing your praise for it? Listen to this lesson to hear an in-depth study of what the Bible teaches us about praising God. See categories of praise in different psalms which can be applied to your times of thanksgiving. Begin a study of Deborah’s song of praise for the victory over Israel’s enemies. Realize God is the hero of your life and you can trust Him and Him alone for delivering you from your troubles.
Tue, Nov 02, 2021
Passage: Judges 4:6-24
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 5 secs
Don’t miss the astonishing event and its meaning in this lesson. The battle seemed hopeless to the Israelites. They were greatly outnumbered but God made a promise that He would deliver them. Hear how Deborah told Barak that God wanted him to deploy an army. See his temporary lack of faith when he asked her to come with him. Find out about a woman named Jael who lured Sisera, the fleeing commander of the enemy, into her tent and when he slept nailed a tent peg through his temple. Remember that when God makes a promise He always keeps it and we are to trust Him knowing that if God is for us, no one can win against us.
Tue, Oct 26, 2021
Passage: Judges 4:1-9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 44 secs
What does Deborah’s role in delivering Israel from oppression indicate? Listen to this lesson to learn that the nation had succumbed to the pagan culture around them and the men were failing to fulfill their biblical role of leadership. Find out that Deborah was carrying out the functions needed at that time of judging the people who came to her. See what prophets did and how Deborah functioned as one, including the musical context. Anticipate the battle that will take place and the victory that follows.