The epic conclusion to the story of Samson ends with a bang. Even though Samson made some tragic mistakes in this very chapter, this is a story of redemption and faithfulness to God. Listen in as we go through these events and find their deeper meanings.
This chapter is one that is rather bloody and violent, but the undertones of it are very intriguing. Listen as we discuss the meaning behind the actions of Samson as the Deliverer of Israel.
Samson is all grown up and getting married! But it is to a Philistine woman. How should we feel about this event in Judges 14, the killing of the lion, the riddle, and the hand that the Lord played in it all? Listen and find out as we study these things out!
In this chapter we are introduced to the final judge mentioned in the book of Judges itself. This particular judge is given much more time than the others that have come before him, particularly the story of his parents and God's instructions to them about Samson. Listen in as we analyze this event and the spiritual implications of it.
Civil War breaks out in the land of Israel! Jephthah and his men defeat the instigators from Ephraim. Why did Jephthah wage this war? What were its ramifications? Who were the judges that succeeded Jephthah and what is remarkable about them? We discuss all of these interesting points and others below!
In this chapter we find both a great man of faith, a great deliverance of the nation of Israel, and a highly controversial event with Jephthah and his daughter. What actually happened so long ago in the land of Israel? Listen in and find out!
In this intermediate chapter we find Israel to be in a troublesome state. Yes, there are a couple of judges that come onto the scene, but that is not enough to keep the people from turning to false gods. Even God himself is ready to give up on them. What impact does this chapter have? Listen in to our study and find out!
This quite the odd story. It's one that makes you question why God wanted it in the Bible! However, there are some very important theological reasons why it is part of the Scriptures and we discuss that in our study below.
In this chapter we see the good, the great, and the ugly with Gideon. Not to say that any man is perfect, but Gideon's highs and lows are certainly highlighted by the actions he takes in Judges 8. Listen as we break down these things and apply them to our lives.
Gideon leads his faithful and courageous charge with the help of the Lord and his 300 men that lapped the water. We will notice the details about this particular account and how the Lord prepared Gideon for this great work.
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