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The People Get Their King

September 10, 2017 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Judges

Scripture: Judges 8:33–9:57

The People Get Their King

Judges 8:33-9:57

September 10, 2017




 I.  Is Abimelech a Judge gone bad? What are we to think about Abimelech?  Judges 2:18



II.  The Shechemites conspire to make Abimelech king.  Judges 9:1-6; Samuel 8:4-7



III.  Enter Jotham and his parable/prophecy.  Judges  9:8-15, 19-20; Joshua 24:22-27



IV.  God brings about the fulfillment of Jotham's parable.  Judges 9:22-57



V.  Abimelech is a forerunner to King Saul.  Judges 9:23, 54





Questions for reflection:


  • What are we to think of Abimelech? How does he serve as a warning to us?
  • What might be some examples of how it is hard for us to trust God and His rule over us?
  • What is the biggest take-away for you from this sermon?

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