The Faith Not Passed On

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May 12, 2019 by: Dale Thiele | Series: Judges: Life Without a King Scripture: Judges 2:6–3:6 Tags: Communion, mercy, sin, apostasy, spiritual adultery

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Judges: Life Without a King

The Faith Not Passed On 

  • Forgetfulness Leads to Apostasy
  • The Ensnaring Power of Sin
  • The Powerful Remedy: God’s Mercy  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Judges 2:6-3:6. In this passage we find an introduction to the “cycle of the Judges,” a cycle repeated throughout the book. Can you identify the five parts of the cycle? The first step occurs when the people abandon the Lord.
  2. Consider 2:10. Compare with Deuteronomy 6:4-9. What are the implications for parents from these verses? What is the value of weekly communion in light of these verses?
  3. What do we learn about sin from 2:17? Compare with Jeremiah 2:13. Explain how every sin is spiritual adultery.
  4. What do we learn about God in 2:16 & 18? Compare with Micah 7:18-20. How can God be just in dealing with sin and merciful with his people? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. (ESV)