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Gideon Lessons on Greatness Judges 6-8. Lessons From Gideon. Judges 6:1-10 - God has allowed Israel to be greatly impoverished at the hands of the Midianites because of the evil they had done. They had turned from God to serve the Gods of the Amorites.

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Gideon lessons on greatness judges 6 8

Gideon

Lessons on Greatness

Judges 6-8


Gideon lessons on greatness judges 6 8

Lessons From Gideon

  • Judges 6:1-10 - God has allowed Israel to be greatly impoverished at the hands of the Midianites because of the evil they had done.

  • They had turned from God to serve the Gods of the Amorites.

  • The children of Israel cried out to God for relief from their afflictions.


Gideon lessons on greatness judges 6 8

Lessons From Gideon

  • Judges 6:11-40 - Gideon was God’s choice to lead Israel and free them from oppression.

    • selected by God

    • prepared by God

    • faith strengthened by God

  • Judges 7:1-7 - God chose the army of men to fight with Gideon.

    • Reduced the army from 32,000 men to 300


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    A Great Thing Happened

    Judges 7:8-21 - Gideon, with his army of 300 men selected by God, put the oppressors to flight, who were “like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the seaside for multitude.”

    Judges 7: 22-8:21 – they pursued and conquered the oppressors.


    Gideon lessons on greatness judges 6 8

    17 And he said to them, “Look at me and do likewise; watch, and when I come to the edge of the camp you shall do as I do.”


    Gideon lessons on greatness judges 6 8

    “Great things” can still happen when…

    • Good men step up and take the lead.

      • “Look on me, and do likewise… as I do, so shall you do” (7:17)

    • God still desires and expects leadership.

      • I Pet. 5:1-4 – examples to the flock

      • 1 Tim. 3:1-7 – examples in character

      • 1 Tim. 4:12 – examples in all actions

      • Eph. 5:23 – husbands in God’s design

      • Eph. 6:4 – fathers to take lead in developing their children spiritually


    Gideon lessons on greatness judges 6 8

    “Great things” can still happen when…

    • Good men step up and take the lead.

    • Others faithfully follow. Judges 7:17-21

      • The soldiers followed Gideon’s example and great things happened as a result.

        • “And every man stood in his place” (7:21)

        • What would have happened if they had not?


    Gideon lessons on greatness judges 6 8

    “Great things” can still happen when…

    • Good men step up and take the lead.

    • Others faithfully follow. Judges 7:17-21

      • Great things can still happen when each one has enough faith to stand in their place and do what is theirs to do. God still expects faithful followers.

        • Heb. 13:17

        • Eph. 5:22-24

        • Eph. 6:1


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    Conclusion

    • Judges 6:3-5 - Israel had a need…

      • For good men to step up and take the lead.

      • For others to faithfully follow.

      • Because they faced an adversary who sought to destroy them.

      • How much more today? 1 Pet. 5:8


    Will you become a christian

    Will You Become A Christian?

    HearThe Gospel (Rom. 10:17)

    BelieveThat Jesus is the Son of God (John 8:24)

    Repentof Your Sins (Acts 17:30)

    ConfessThat Jesus is the Son of God (Acts 8:37)

    Be Baptizedfor the Forgiveness of Sins (Acts 2:38)

    Live FaithfullyUntil You Die (Rev. 2:10)


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