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Judges (2021)

Judges (2021)

January 2021 - February 2023

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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Wed, Feb 08, 2023
Passage: Judges 15:1-20
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 18 secs
If you like true adventure literature, listen as the story of Samson’s troublemaking exploits continues. Hear about his unique way of using jackals to destroy the economy of the Philistines. Find out his own countrymen tried to deliver him into the hands of the enemy and see that the Holy Spirit empowered him in a spectacular victory over them. Understand from this that just like Samson we can become as pagan as the culture around us unless we learn to think biblically by studying the Scriptures.
Tue, Jan 31, 2023
Passage: Judges 14:9-20
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 51 secs

Irresponsible Samson is up to his arrogant, selfish tricks again in this week’s lesson as he takes a Philistine wife and plans a feast to celebrate. Find out who is invited to his feast and the wager and riddle he presents to them concerning his experience with a young lion. Hear how the new wife gets the answer to the riddle out of him by tears and pleading and the disastrous results Samson pursues as he pays the wager. Recognize from this that although Samson is totally disinterested in spiritual matters, God is always at work using Samson’s actions to fulfill His sovereign plans.

The Crisis in Pastoral Leadership booklet that Dr. Dean referenced at the beginning of this lesson is available in the Text: notes link below.

The Gatestone Institute article that Dr. Dean referred to is Is Putin Destroying Russia.

Tue, Jan 24, 2023
Passage: Judges 13:25-14:9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 54 secs
Do you know you are personally responsible for all your choices and the consequences that come from them? Listen to this lesson to learn that God works behind the scenes to see that His sovereign will is always carried out ultimately. Find out that rebellious, self-centered Samson made decisions based on his selfish lusts, but God worked behind the scenes to use Samson’s choices to disrupt relations with the Philistines. Hear an incident in Samson’s life involving a young woman and a lion and the trouble that was caused.
Tue, Jan 17, 2023
Passage: Judges 13:24-14:9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 26 secs

Are you tempted just to stay quiet when those around you are expressing views that are opposed to God’s Word? Listen to this lesson to see what relativism is and how it is affecting us in our world today. Find out that was what was happening in Israel in the time of Samson’s judgeship. Hear how Samson’s life paralleled that of a compromised, carnal Christian and understand the need to saturate your thinking in the Word of God so you can oppose the evil around you.

During this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned several devotionals he references daily which show God's intervention throughout history. These include: The Living Word: Daily Readings on the History, Influence and Impact of the Bible, Her Story, 100 Bible Verses That Made America: Defining Moments That Shaped Our Enduring Foundation of Faith, and On This Day 365 Amazing And Inspiring Stories About Saints, Martyrs And Heroes.

Tue, Jan 03, 2023
Passage: Judges 13:6-24
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 49 secs
What’s in a name? Listen to this powerful message explaining the significance of names in Scripture and see a number of the names for God which reveal His essence or character. Learn that the Angel of the Lord refers to the Lord Jesus Christ when He appeared or spoke to communicate with humans. Understand why Samson’s mother recognized that the man of God, as she called him, was recognized by her to be God. Find out what He told her about the son she was to give birth to.
Tue, Dec 27, 2022
Passage: Judges 13:3-7
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 22 secs

Would you be surprised to learn that the Angel of the Lord in the Bible is not an angel? Listen to this lesson to hear about a number of times the Angel of the Lord appeared to people and who He really is. Hear the announcement He made to Samson’s mother about his impending birth. Find out what it meant to take the Nazirite vow and the restrictions that were to be followed. Realize how longsuffering God was toward Samson and see that He lovingly shows us that same patience.

Click here to access the cultural information Dr. Dean mentioned during this class.

Tue, Dec 20, 2022
Passage: Judges 13:1-3
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 26 secs
Was Samson a hero or a disgraceful, lawless man? Listen to a new study of this man who earned both those descriptions during his lifetime. Find out who the Philistines were and where they dwelled. Learn about the parents of Samson. See that his mother was barren for many years and learn that barrenness was true of many of the most notable women of the Old Testament. See that physical barrenness is a picture of the spiritual barrenness of all of us when we are born, but that God gives new life when we believe in Christ as our Savior.
Tue, Dec 13, 2022
Passage: Judges 13:1
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 9 secs
Are you discouraged from living in the midst of chaos in our country and around the world? Listen to this stirring message to learn that God’s grace is always acting on behalf of believers. Hear a summary of the stages of discipline that God warned Israel would happen if they did not obey Him and also the blessings they were promised when they did obey Him. Understand that God’s judgment is part of His love and that grace is always available when we turn to Him.
Tue, Nov 29, 2022
Passage: Judges 12:1-15
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 52 mins 33 secs
What led to the disintegration of the nation of Israel in the days of the Judges? Listen to this lesson to learn that they had turned their backs on God and bitter antagonisms blew up among themselves. See that God is silent during this time and does not interfere but allows them to reap the consequences of their arrogant actions. Understand that there were pockets of prosperity at times but overall, it was a tragic period in their history. Understand our own nation is following this same course today.
Tue, Nov 15, 2022
Passage: Judges 11:32-40
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 20 secs
How can a man who sacrificed his own daughter be mentioned in Hebrews 11’s list of those who at a critical time in their lives displayed faith in God? Listen to this lesson to learn that this is an example of God’s grace. Hear how Jephthah’s self absorption was displayed by blaming his daughter causing him to have to sacrifice her. See several points of contrast between Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, and Jephthah’s sacrifice of his only daughter. Realize that under the Mosaic Law Jephthah could have redeemed his daughter. Hear an update from Paul Scharf on his ministry with Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry.