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For we are God's fellow worker; you are God's field, God's building. I Corinthians 3:9 NAS
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Wednesday Night Bible Study
We are studying the book of James. Bible studies are held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm here at the church.
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Pastor Mel Johnson
This week's worship service message for Sunday June 4th is "
The Image of God"
Deborah and Barak
“And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord after Ehud died. And the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor.”
- Judges 4:1-2
The story of Deborah and Barak is interesting and timely. Barak was a leading warrior in Israel, but his military mind determined that he could not beat Jabin and his 900 chariots of steel. That would be a reasonable conclusion. But Barak did not consider the might of the Lord God as a his advantage in battle.
The story is timely because it highlights the importance of women in the fulfilment of God’s purposes. Barak would not go into battle without the presence of Deborah, who was the judge in Israel at that time. Deborah agreed to be with Barak as he confronted Jabin’s army, but she prophesied that a woman would be responsible for killing the Canaanite general, Sisera. That woman was Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite. Jael was at home in the tent when Sisera sought shelter there. Read the passage for the rest of the story.
What we too often overlook is why the Israelites were in this jam with Jabin. The Hebrew nation, God’s chosen people, tended to stray from God’s Way whenever a good judge or king passed away. They quickly turned to gods that were no gods, rejecting the One True God, Creator of all that is. Humanity in general wants to have its own way, and to make up its own rules. That requires an active rejection of Father God. We choose to be His enemy. The result is confusion, despair, conflict, and death. God must separate Himself from mankind, and turn us over to our enemies.
In spite of our rejection of God, He still loves us and will always accept us back. The battle is already won. The enemy is already beaten, but we must acknowledge the fact that God, and only God, has broken down the offense of Satan.
“23 So on that day God subdued Jabin the king of Canaan before the people of Israel.”
Turn to God and He will always defeat the enemy.
Preparation for Next Week – Gideon – Judges 6:11-18
(Scripture Readings taken from the International Sunday School Lesson Plan, Standard Publishing)
Monday – Oppression Results from Disobedience – Judges 6:1-10
Tuesday – May God Judge Enemies Harshly – Psalm 83:1-12, 18
Wednesday – Gideon Sees the Angel of the Lord – Judges 6:19-24
Thursday – Fleece Confirms Victory over Midianites – Judges 6:36-40
Friday – Midianites Defeated Without Weapons – Judges 7:19-23
Saturday – Gideon Dies; Israel Forgets God’s Ways – Judges 8:29-35
Sunday – Gideon Answers the Call to Deliver Israel – Judges 6:11-18