Judges Series: The True King of Israel

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Judges 9:22-57  New American Standard Bible   Shechem and Abimelech Fall 22 Now Abimelech ruled over Israel three years. 23 Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech, 24 so that the violence [b]men in ambush against him on the tops of the mountains, and they robbed all […]

Hebrews Series: Unshakable Kingdom

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Hebrews 12:18-29 New American Standard Bible Contrast of Sinai and Zion 18 For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind, 19 and to the blast of a trumpet and the sound of words which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word be spoken to […]

Judges Series: Choose Your King

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  Judges 9:1-21   New American Standard Bible   Abimelech’s Conspiracy 9 And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother’s [b]relatives spoke all these words on his behalf in the hearing of all the leaders of Shechem; and [d]relative.” 4 They gave him seventy pieces of silver from the house of Baal-berith with which Abimelech hired worthless and reckless fellows, […]

5 Reasons to Be Confident God Is Your Father

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  Romans 8:1-17   New American Standard Bible   Deliverance from Bondage 8 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life [b]weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of [d]alive because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead […]

Judges Series: The Danger that Comes with Success

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Judges 8:10-35   New American Standard Bible   10 Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor, and their [b]army of the sons of the east; for the fallen were 120,000 [d]attacked the camp when the camp was [f]army. 13 Then Gideon the son of Joash returned from the battle [h]from Succoth and questioned him. Then the youth wrote down for him the princes of […]

Hebrews Series: 3 Graces God Gives Us

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Hebrews 12:4-17 New American Standard Bible   A Father’s Discipline 4 You have not yet resisted [b]earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of [d]strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not […]

Judges Series: Leadership Lessons

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Judges 7:15-8:9 New American Standard Bible   15 When Gideon heard the account of the dream and its interpretation, he bowed in worship. He returned to the camp of Israel and said, “Arise, for the Lord has given the camp of Midian into your hands.” 16 He divided the 300 men into three [b]do as I do. 18 When I and all who […]

Hebrews Series: Hebrews 12:1-3

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Hebrews 12:1-3  New American Standard Bible   Jesus, the Example 12 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 [b]author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy […]

Judges Series: Judges 7:1-14

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Judges 7:1-14  New American Standard Bible   Gideon’s 300 Chosen Men 7 Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him, rose early and camped beside [b]them by the hill of Moreh in the valley. 2 The Lord said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give Midian into their hands, for […]

Hebrews Series: Courageous Faith

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Hebrews 11:30-40  New American Standard Bible   30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days. 31 By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spies [b]release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection; 36 and others [d]they were tempted, they were put to death with […]