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The Parable of Jotham

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  1. The Parable of Jotham Judges 9

  2. The Parable of Jotham • Two Contrasting Personalities • Abemelech • Ambitious and Devious (James 3:13ff) • Thinks too highly of himself (1 Cor 10:12) • Jerubbaal’s Sons • Loyal and faithful • Understood that you don’t have to be the leader to be important

  3. The Parable of Jotham • There are other important roles besides leader. • Employee – Boss (Eph. 6:5ff, Col. 3:22) • Wife – Husband (Col. 3:18; 1 Pet. 3:7) • Child – Parent (Gal 4:1) • Member – Elder (1 Thes. 5:3; Phil. 2:25-29)

  4. The Parable of Jotham • Be careful who you choose to be around 1 Cor15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. KJV

  5. The Parable of Jotham • Be careful who you choose to be around Prov 13:20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed. NKJV

  6. The Parable of Jotham • Be careful who you choose to be around 1 Cor 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? NKJV

  7. The Parable of Jotham • Be careful who you choose to be around • Spouse • Elder • Preacher • Occupation

  8. The Parable of Jotham • You will destroy each other.

  9. The Parable of Jotham Judges 9