The Danger of Godless Leadership

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Judges: Life Without a King

The Danger of Godless Leadership 

  • Shechem: The Spiritual Center for Israel
  • Abimelech: The Self-Made King
  • Yahweh: The God Who Never Gives Up 

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Judges 9:1-57. What stands out to you from this chapter? What is the source of the greatest strife in this chapter?
  2. Read Genesis 12:6-7. What is the significance of Shechem? How does this make it ironic that Shechem is the center of the action in this chapter?
  3. Is Abimelech a good king? Why or why not? How do his actions exemplify a call to be a “self-made man”? Is it always harmful to be ambitious?
  4. What is God doing in this chapter? How can God’s judgment be comforter to his people? What does it say about the character of God?  

Memory Verse of the Week:

Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. (ESV)