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Timeline of Truth: The Fallout of Gideon, the Faulty Judge (Judges 8:31-9:57)

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Timeline of Truth:  The Fallout of Gideon, the Faulty Judge (Judges 8:31–9:57)
Gideon’s negative impact does not end with his death. Gideon’s choices and sins produce an environment of death and destruction. Gideon’s son, Abimelech, makes a pact with the leaders of his pagan city and murders all of his many brothers (except the one that hid and escaped) and then sets himself up as king (a position Gideon lived, though maybe without the title). Abimelech follows in his father’s footsteps but with magnified violence and vengeance. God addresses the sin of Abimelech and the men of his city and allows each to destroy the other. Our choices and actions create lasting impact beyond our lifetimes. What impact are you creating? 

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Timeline of Truth – God Blesses Jacob Amidst Hardships (Genesis 35:1-29)

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

God is not done growing Jacob. Spirituality and sanctification come through hardship. God blesses Jacob in the face of major losses, even later in life.

Timeline of Truth: Jacob and Esau Meet (Genesis 33:1-20)

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Jacob comes face-to-face with the brother he cheated. God has promised Jacob ultimate blessing, but what will he face in the mean time?