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Rejection of God's Appointed Judge

October 8, 2017 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Judges

Scripture: Judges 12:1–12:7

Rejection of God's Appointed Judge

Judges 12:1-7

October 8, 2017








I.  The Ephraimites go to war against Jephthah.  Judges 12:1-4






II.  The 'Shibboleth' reveals all the pretenders.  Judges 12:5-6






III.  Pride and envy lead to destruction.  Numbers 16:4, 13-14, 25-35






IV. We see a connection between serving as a savior and the right to judge.  John 5:26-29






V. Where do we find ourselves in the story?





Questions for reflection: 


  • What do you think explains the hostility of the Ephraimites toward Jephthah and the Gileadites?
  • How does pride and envy continue to pose as an internal threat to the people of God?
  • In what ways is Jephthah a picture of Christ?

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