Bible Study: Judges 10:10-18; 11:4-6, 32-33. Key Verse: Judges 10:16
Returning to God's Ways is a Return to Obedience
WORD MEANING FOR GOOD COMMUNICATION
CRIED - called out for mercy
GREIVED - impatient, disgruntled
SYNCRETISM -the union of conflicting beliefs, especially religious beliefs.
UNIFYING PRINCIPLE Improving the Community
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER Syncretism is deadly.
TRANSFORMATION OBJECTIVES That we will: EXAMINE Israel's cycle of sin and the consequences; APPRECIATE that God allows us to suffer the consequences of our choices; and REPENT of bad choices and recommit to following the true God.
SERIES OBJECTIVES That we will be able to 1) Summarize the story of Jepthah's deliverance of the Israelites. 2) Explain why wholehearted devotion to God was important for Israel and remains important today. 3) Acknowledge and repent of a less than wholehearted devotion to God.
MAYBE NOT SO OBVIOUS LESSON Our culture is obsessed with the idols of wealth, fame, and power. Therefore, it should be no surprise that the number one television show in the country is called American Idol. Time and again, there are people who chase after these idols and become destroyed in the process. These worldly things cannot provide us with what the Lord can give us. This is why so many celebrities' lives end in destruction; 9and often end early i.e. Amy Whinehouse) they discover tha fame, money, and success do not provide fulfillment.
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