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Gideon the Judge of Israel

August 27, 2017 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Judges

Topic: Other Scripture: Judges 8:1–8:28



Gideon the Judge of Israel

Judges 8:1-28

August 27, 2017








I.   Gideon and Judges in review: Deuteronomy 18:15-19.









II.   Why has Gideon become a brutal aggressor? Judges 8:4-21, John 5:27-29, Matthew 25:31-34, 41.








III. The creation of an ephod becomes a source of false worship. Judges 8:22-28.










Questions for reflection:


  • What does it mean that Gideon is a second-Moses figure? How does Gideon point backward to Moses and forward to the Messiah?
  • How does the judgement of Gideon point forward to the judgment of Jesus?
  • Calvin describes our heart as an “idol factory”. What created things are you tempted to put in the place of God?







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