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Judges 9: Why Is That In The Bible?

March 16, 2013

Setting The Stage: 8:30-35

Abimelek, Son of Gideon & concubine of Shechem

Power Grab:  9:1-5.

Little King & The Curse:  9:6-21.

A Short Reign then God’s Judgment: 9:22-29.

The 1st Big Fight.  9:39-41.

The Massacre at Shechem.   9:42-45.

Burning of the Tower 9:46-49.

Abimelek Continues His Attack.  9:50-57.

Why Is That In The Bible?  Believe It Or Not;  Intimacy!

1 John 4:7  Knowledge = Theology = Intimacy.

1. Theology of Man. Sinful = Evil,  Judges 17:6, Rom 3:23-24.

2. The Theology of God. God Reveals Himself To Us.

1. By Creation.   2.  Special Revelation: The Bible.

God’s most unpopular & offensive Attributes:

1. Holiness /Justice.  2. God’s Sovereignty

Judges 9:23:  “God stirred up animosity”?

Hardened Pharaoh's Heart?

Job 1:12  “Behold ,all that he has is in your hand.”

Judges: 2:13-14.   He Gave The Over.

Romans 1: 18, 24, 26, 28.  He Gave Them Up.

Rom. 3:25:  God presented Christ as a Sacrifice of Atonement!

God’s Popular Attributes: Mercy, Grace & Love.

What Kind of Love has the Father given us?!  1 John 3:1-2

John 20:31,  Ephs 1:7-12.   Grow Closer To God: Rom 7:24-25.

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