Judges 6-7

Posted in Judges, Judges 6, Judges 7, Old Testament

January 15, 2017

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Clarity in the midst of Chaos

Prayer Emphasis

Judges 6-7

Intro: Sometimes we hear the great stories of faith and victory of others, but it seems like we don’t experience any of it.

Year by year for 7 years, plant crops and raise cattle only to have the enemy come in at the harvest time and steal it all away. All of the hard work turns to nothing and barely able to survive.

Gideon was hiding; threshing wheat at the winepress. Trying to scratch out enough flour to live on.

He was discouraged, weak and saw no hope. The great stories of God were only for the past, but no present reality.

God meets us in our despair to give us hope

Does God Care About Us? (Judges 6:11-14)

Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress to hide it from the Midianites. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, “The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.” And Gideon said to him, “Please, sir, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all his wonderful deeds that our fathers recounted to us, saying, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt? ’ But now the Lord has forsaken us and given us into the hand of Midian (Judg 6:11-13)

God called him “mighty man of valor” seeing him for who is will be as a man of faith not in his weakness.

And the Lord turned to him

Whats in Your Hand

Posted in Exodus, Exodus 4, New Testament, Old Testament

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Whats in Your Hand

Exodus 4

Intro

Gods Observation (37)

And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters for I know their sorrows (Ex 37)

I have seen

I have heard

I know

Gods Initiative (8)

And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey (Ex 38)

I am come downTo bring them up

Gods Commission (10)

Come now therefore, and I will send you unto Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt (Ex 310)

I will send you

Moses Response

Who am I (11)

And Moses said unto God, Who am I (Ex 311)

Gods Response

And he said, Certainly I will be with you (Ex 312)

The issue is not who are you, but who am I, I am God and I am with you.

I will be with you

and Lo, I am with you always (Matt 2820)

I will never leave thee nor forsake thee (Heb 135)

..Without me you can do nothing (Jn 155)

Who is God (13)

And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers has sent me unto you and they shall say to me, What is his name what shall I say unto them

Gods response

And God said unto