Following the story of Gideon, we see how his inconsistency in faith leads to another downward spiral for Israel, shortly after delivering them out of the snare of idolatry. Also discussed: Why does God include such depressing stories in the Bible? Pastor Matt, preaching on Judges 8:1-9:57 Sermon #6 in the series, “Downward Spiral: The…

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After the high point of the judges in chapter 5 last week, we now encounter Gideon, a much more hesitant and flawed leader. Should we test God with fleeces of faith? Do we need an army to defend us when God says He will? Pastor Matt, preaching on Judges 6:1-7:25 Sermon #5 in the series,…

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Listen as Pastor Matt introduces us to 4 of the best judges we’ll encounter. When God tells us to run to the battle, do we wholeheartedly obey, like Shamgar and Deborah? Or hesitate, like Barak? Pastor Matt Mitchell, preaching on Judges 3:31-5:31. Sermon #4 in the series, “Downward Spiral: The Message of Judges” Full manuscript…

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Continuing the series, “Downward Spiral: The Message of Judges,” Pastor Matt teaches about Ehud, the left-handed judge. Whether his left-handedness was considered a physical handicap or was an intentional misdirection, God uses it to save his people from yet another cycle of disobedience and the ensuing 18 years of slavery. Pastor Matt Mitchell, preaching on…

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Pastor Matt Mitchell Judges 2:6-3:11 Sermon #2 in the series, “Downward Spiral: The Book of Judges” Full manuscript available at Pastor Matt’s blog. > Click on the link below to download the audio file: Israel's Downward Spiral – 3 June, 2012

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