This sermon series is a study of the book of Judges. It was preached at Emmanuel Church Gqeberha (known as Port Elizabeth at the time) in the year 2016, during the time Glenn was rector of the church.

Desperate for a Deliverer

Judges 1-3

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The Man Who Would be King

Judges 9

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Foolish Men, Faithful God

Judges 10-12

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Super Flawed Superhero

Judges 13-16

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Life Without a King

Judges 17-21

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Notes on the Book of Judges:

Overview on the book of Judges

The Historical Context

300 year period between Conquest of the Promised Land under Joshua and move toward Kingship under Judge Samuel anointing King Saul.  Between 1350 and 1050 BC

Situation: 

Promised Land largely conquered but Israel did not completely fulfil God’s command to rout all the foreign nations from the land, therefore God used these foreign tribes to test Israel through discipline of oppression / subjection (2:1-3, 20-23; 3:1-4). 

Key verse: 

“In those days Israel had no king, everyone did what was right in their own eyes” (Judges 21:25)   (Last verse of the book)

The Judges Cycle: 

This continual cycle (12x) of decline – oppression – repentance – rescue.  It also becomes quicker and uglier with each cycle.  Its more of a spiral downward than a cycle.

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