Welcome to our Sunday Evening Service
You would be very welcome to join us on Sundays at 6:30 for prayer, study and worship together as we study the book of Judges. Please take note that for the month of September we will be starting the evening services at 6:00 pm.
The theme of Judges is the downward spiral of Israel’s national and spiritual life into chaos and rebellion against God, showing the need for a godly king.
Purpose and Pattern
The book of Judges was written to show the consequences of religious unfaithfulness and to point the way to a king who, if righteous, would lead the people to God. In the book of Joshua, the people of Israel seemed to want to follow the Lord and obey his commands. The book of Judges reveals, however, that the people had been rebelling even in Joshua’s time. This disobedience continued and grew more serious throughout the period of the judges. As summarized in Judges 2:16–23, time and again Israel turned its back on God and embraced the gods and ways of the Canaanites. Israel’s history unfolds in a repetitive way, with each cycle taking Israel further away from God. By the end of the book, Israel had violated its covenant with God in almost every way imaginable.
|12 August||Phil Waters||Judges 6: 33 – 40||Fleece of Faith or Fear?|
|19 August||Phil Waters||Judges 7: 1 – 25||Gideon's 300 Chosen Men|
|26 August||Phil Waters||Judges 8: 1 – 21||The Moanabites|
|02 September||Phil Waters||Judges 8: 22 – 35||The Sad Last Days of Gideon|
|09 September||Simon Brewer||Judges 9: 1 – 25||The Abimelech Conspirary|
|16 September||Paul White|
|23 September||Gareth Pooley||Judges 11: 1 – 28||Jephthah the Ninth Judge|
|30 September||Phil Waters||Judges 11: 29 – 12: 7||Foolish Decision by a Godly Man|