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Judges 6-8 Big Idea: Man’s Force is no match for the G Force of God. G Force caused Gideon anxiety about leading. G Force caused the Israelites to rethink who they follow. G Force caused 300 to destroy thousands. The G-Force of God’s faithfulness will distort our thinking and leave us amazed.
Judges 4:1-3 Man’s power lured the Israelites to fear. God allowed them to feel their fear – Judges 4:6-7 God relieved their fear with a plan Two women fearlessly followed God that day. Judges 4:4-5, 9, 17-22 Faith in God is being available for His plan, designed for His glory, even in the face of fear.
Judges 1-3 The wanderers were led by God to a home. The wanderers let their hearts wander away from God. God tested the wanderers’ and their obedience. The wanderers realized there is no home where God is not present. There is a high price to be paid to get a wanderer back home.
The Forerunner of Christ – John the Baptist Strange clothes Strange diet Strange method Strange Message John 1:35-46 Matthew 4:18-20 Occupation – Fishermen 1 Corinthians 1:26-27 Invitation – “Come, follow me” Luke 9:57-62 Transformation – “I will make you fishers of men” Summation – Immediately dropped nets and followed Andrews actions had a domino effect Peter, his brother Peter became a follower Peter preached on Day of Pentecost & 3000 people baptized The church in Jerusalem was scattered due to…
You can’t hide and heal at the same time. Name Change = Simon meaning reed to Peter meaning rock Jesus wants to overcome our fear with faith Many times, our failures want to displace our faith Jesus shows up to offer forgiveness after failure Peter learned that faith would allow for him to overcome his fear and failures so that he could experience freedom What is a part of your 10% that you hold back from God? My fourth of five: ________
Paul walked into a confrontational situation. Paul spoke boldly the truth of Christ. Paul used truth to confuse the confused. Using the confrontational method: Know the Word. Know your audience. Know the power of the Holy Spirit. My third of five: ___________________
Luke 3 John said don’t collect more than told to, Luke 19 Zacchaeus admitted to taking more. Matthew 5; Luke 15, 18, 19 they were not to be people you associated with Jesus broke the quarantine tape and Matthew responded At Matthew’s invitation, Jesus walked into a contagious situation As Matthew hosted, Jesus sat comfortably with infectious people How to evangelize in contagious situations: Go in prayer – Luke 10 Go in twos – Luke 10 Go in love –…
Philip had a realistic attitude – John 6:1-7 Philip had a show-me mentality – John 14:8-11 Philip had a quest for knowledge – John 1:43-51 With the words, “Follow me,” Philip started an unlikely journey that would test his faith and ultimately have him praying and believing in the Messiah. – Acts 1:13-14 My first of five: _____________________
Live a Christ Inspired life… Seek Scripture – Mark 1:22 Sharpen and be sharpened – Mark 3:13-14; Mark 2:17 Show compassion – Mark 6:34; Mark 8:2 Serve – Mark 10:43-45 Follow your heart Find your PART Finish what you start When we live by Jesus’ plan, we are hanging an eternal banner on our hearts; the banner declaring Jesus as our Champion.