Tag: judges

Ruth 1: A Faithful Remnant

The story of Ruth and Boaz takes place during the days of the judges and is a shining light amidst the darkness. It is a beautiful cameo of character, courage, and commitment, in which two people—Ruth and Boaz—sought what was right in the Lord’s eyes rather than their own.

Judges 16: The Consequences of Disobedience

Samson’s story reveals a sad but common pattern: instead of celebrating the One who gave him his gifts, he preened his ego and applauded himself. Listen in to learn from the consequences of his disobedience and avoid his mistakes.

Judges 15: The Power of the Spirit

God’s deliverance will not be predictable. But what is predictable is that God’s character will never change and that He is faithful to deliver His people.

Judges 14: Resisting Our Flesh Signature

The story of Samson shows us that not only is sin deadly; it is also a diminishment. There is no creativity in our flesh signature. But righteousness is creative and an enhancement of life.

Judges 6–7: Severe Mercy

The human tendency is to rely on our own resources instead of the Lord. Knowing this, God made it abundantly clear to Gideon that His hand alone would save Israel—it was not human might that defeated Israel’s enemies.

Judges: In Need of a King

Civilizations and circumstances change, but the human heart does not. Every one of us has to choose whether we will rebel against God or whether we will submit to His will.

Judges 2: A Pattern of Idolatry

The book of Judges stands as a sad, stark contrast to the book of Joshua. Whereas the people of the conquest obeyed the Lord under Joshua’s leadership, they quickly fell into rebellion after his death. Because they had set aside God’s law, their enemies were defeating and oppressing them.

1 Peter Study, Part 13 (at Christ Church): Spheres of Authority II

Dr. Boa continues his discussion of the practical application of the spheres of God ordained authority.  Peter transitions from governing authorities to that of the work place.  There is no dichotomy between the sacred and the secular. We are called to do our work as to the Lord rather than for men.  As we look to Him as the Source and to Him for the outcome, we pursue a higher standard than we would otherwise.