Gideon's 300 Men
by Daniel Rodgers
On our recent trip to Israel, we were able to visit Gideon's cave and the spring of Harod that flows from the cave. We all got down on our knees and like Gideon's 300 men; we put our hands to our mouths and drank from the refreshing spring. Today the area is a nature reserve, with beautiful eucalyptus trees, picnic tables and plenty of green grass. It is located...
What God Can Do with a Few (2 of 3)
by Jerry Vines
The challenge of living the Christian life in a godless, immoral, pleasure-driven culture can be an overwhelming assignment. We look around us and we see that most Christians make no attempt whatsoever to have an impact on their culture for the Lord. Only a few, it seems, are willing to pay the price and do what is necessary to really be victorious for the Lord Jesus Christ. Not many...
Triumphant in Time of Oppression (5 of 6)
by Robert Walker
When Charles Haddon Spurgeon was just 19 years of age he was called to pastor Park Street, Church in London. He was convinced a mistake had been made and that the invitation to pastor the church was intended for another man by the same name. But understanding that his strength came from the Lord he accepted the invitation and became known as ''The Prince of Preachers.'' I wonder is...
The Good Fight of Faith
by Adrian Rogers
And so we read here in Hebrews, Chapter 11, beginning in Verse 32. ''And what shall I more say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; and of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire...
Gideon Defeats the Midianites
by Tony Nester
Today we're concluding the story of Gideon which we began last Sunday. We've come to the place in the story where God instructs Gideon to prepare for battle against Israel's enemies. These enemies, the Midianites and Amalakites, were Bedouin tribes who were among the first to use camels to strike with speed from a great distance. They would repeatedly invade and terrorize the...
Gideon - Never Believe God the First Time? (4 of 9)
by Larry Osborne
THE STORY: The Reluctant Hero Who Never Believed God the First Time Judges 6-8 LIFE LESSONS: 1. God always meets us where we are.
Judges 6:17, 27, 36-40 and 7:9-11/ Matthew 11:28-30 and 12:20/ 1 Corinthians 10:13 2. Ministry always starts at home.
Judges 6:25-26/ Matthew 7:3-5 3. It's not a good thing to seek a sign when God has already spoken. Judges 6:36/ Matthew 12:38-40/ John 20:24-31/ Balaam Story in Numbers 22:4-24:25 and 2 Peter 2:15
The Few, the Fearful, the Faithful (6 of 8)
by Ernest Easley
What an exciting day in the history of our church! There are only a few times in our lives when we have the opportunity to do something great! I suppose there are less than a handful of defining moments in our lives. That is also true for a church! There are just a few opportunities to do something incredible, to...
Gideon - Master's Minority (2 of 12)
by Stan Coffey
If we are to be used of God, as a church, if you are to be used of God as a Christian, if you are to be used of God as a husband or wife, then there are some principles of victory that God has reiterated to us in the scripture. We are going to going to look at principles of victory in the life of a man named Gideon. Judges 7:7 - And the Lord said...
Separating the Men from the Boys
by Rex Yancey
An old Indian saw some white men building a light house. He came to the grand opening and said, ''Light shine, bell ring, horn blow, but fog come in just the same!'' This is so much like our churches. We are not making the impact that we ought to be making on our world. This is partly due to church scandals and denominational divisions. It is due to...
Gideon: The Man Who Routed the Aliens
by Miles Seaborn
The spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon. Gideon, the fifth judge of Israel is always counted, and rightly so, as some of the outstanding heroes of Israel's early history. In our minds' eye, we think of Gideon with each man standing in his place breaking the pitcher, blowing the trumpet, and seeing the holy pandemonium fall upon the enemy as they slayed themselves a 120,000 in number. We see him in flashing righteous...