The Unfinished Task

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May 5, 2019 by: Dale Thiele | Series: Judges: Life Without a King Scripture: Judges 1:1–2:5 Tags: Grace, success, failure, loners, thorn, defeat, Ephesians 5, forgiving

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Judges: Life Without a King

The Unfinished Task 

  • A Sermon Series on Judges: Laying the Foundation
  • Success with the Lord
  • Failing to Finish… As Loners
  • Left with a Thorn in Your Side  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Judges 1:1-2:5. What happens in this passage? What does God do? What does God say? How do the people respond to God?
  2. What is common among the successes in 1:1-26? What is common among the defeats in 1:27-36? What does this teach us about success and failure in our lives?
  3. How would you categorize God’s response in 2:1-5? Is he being kind? Gracious? Harsh? Forgiving? Is he giving up on his people?
  4. Compare this passage with Ephesians 5:1-16. What parallels can be made between Judges 1 and our growth in holiness? What lessons do we learn to persevere in our growth of holiness? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Ephesians 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. (ESV)