2. Household of God
a. Gathering of the living God
b. A pillar and buttress of the truth
3. The Secret of Godliness
a. manifested in the flesh
b. vindicated by the Spirit
c. seen by angels
d. proclaimed among the nations
e. believed on in the world
f. taken up in glory
4. Living in step with Godliness
a. Godliness and behaviour
b. Up close and personal
5. Guarding the Truth
He was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated by the Spirit,
seen by angels,
proclaimed among the nations,
believed on in the world,
taken up in glory.
The whole counsel of God.
“God is present and therefore there is ____”.
They’ve disobeyed the way God should be __________.
They had no religious or moral __________.
He thinks his invented worship will bring __________.
The ____ is good for the people of Dan.
Micah’s homemade _______ is stolen.
Micah’s sin ________ Israel with idolatry.
We are tempted to create and worship _____.
The __________ is confronting and tragic.
The Benjaminites refused to offer ___________.
This is mind-blowingly _______.
God’s people united to bring _______.
The Levite claimed to be the ______.
Civil ___ erupts.
A completely disproportional ________.
The tribe of Benjamin is _________.
Their ___________ shows God’s faithfulness.
Our sins they are many, his _____ is more.
Both saint and sinner.
They rebel but don’t ask for ____.
The Lord hadn’t _________ them.
The child was to have special _________.
They came into the ________ of the Lord.
Sin is not outside God’s ___________.
Samson’s rejection led to _____.
God’s people __________ their saviour.
Delilah was _______ to betray Samson.
God’s saviour is captured and ________.
God’s saviour is __________.
Through his death, Samson ______ the enemy.
What a wonderful _______!
Do you love a good _______?
Negotiation matters when _____________ fail.
The _____ of salvation and sin has come around.
God was sick of their _________.
We must be _______ with God’s provision.
We hurt God’s ________ when we sin.
Jephthah was a _______ with a tragic upbringing.
Jephthah __________ with the elders of Gilead.
Jephthah __________ with the king of Ammon.
Jephthah acknowledges that the Lord _____.
In every conflict, the Lord is in _______.
The ______ of the Lord comes on Jephthah.
Jephthah __________ with the Lord.
God leads his people in a crushing _______.
Jephthah takes no ______________ for his foolish promise.
Jephthah’s __________ led to his personal disaster.
Jephthah ________ the Ephraimites.
Insecure leaders produce tragic ________.
We must not _______ with God for his grace.
Last week – the story of Gideon, who refused the offer of ______________
1. Abimelech wants to be King
But Gideon replied, “I will not rule over you, nor will my son. The Lord will rule over you!
Gideon had ________ sons by many wives down in the town of Ophrah.
But up in Shechem, Gideon’s other son ___________________ decided he would make himself King.
In Shechem they had replaced the true God with a local god called _____________ __________________ .
In the story of Abimelech, there is no external enemy like the Midianites, but rather it is going to be ___________________ versus ____________________ a virtual civil war in the land!
2. The Son From Hell
Abimelech persuaded the people of the town of ___________________ to support his quest for the Kingship.
To do this, he had to kill his ______________ brothers down in Ophrah.
But the youngest of the brothers called _______________ got away.
He stood on Mt Gerizim and recited a “fable”, which turned out to be a prophecy from God.
Of the four trees, ________________ didn’t want to become King, but the ______________ did want to be King.
One day some real nasty types showed up in Shechem, this was _____________ and his gang.
Gaal wanted Shechem to get rid of _____________________ and reassert its independence.
3. Jotham’s prophecy comes true
Abimelech reacted to Gaal’s challenge by turning up at night and surrounding the town of _______________________ .
Gaal thought he saw them but the town governor lied to him, saying it was just _______________________ on the hillside.
So Gaal had to engage Abimelech and his forces in a fight to the death.
Abimelech proceeded to _________________ as many people as he could and he burnt down the Temple of ________________ _______________ .
Not satisfied, Abimelech went off to do the same to the town of Thebez, but a woman hurled down a ____________________ which crushed him.
In this way the prophecy which _________________ spoke came true.
Israel won’t get the right King until they get a man who is totally loyal to God and his covenant, and this is ______________ .
The opportunity to ____.
God uses _______ to lead his people.
The Lord answers their cry with a ______.
Friends show us love when they ______ us.
The angel gives Gideon the opportunity to ____.
Gideon ______ his own ability.
Gideon desired a supernatural ____.
The Lord tells Gideon not to be ______.
There is no room for ______ to other gods.
Gideon goes from zero to ____.
God answers both Gideon’s requests for _____.
We are _______ for believing without seeing.
The victory will be clearly from ___ not man.
His human power _________.
Gideon is _________ he will be victorious.
All good things come from the Lord, for his _____.
Gideon decided to pursue these enemies for _______.
Gideon makes a gold object of _______.
Gideon finally leads the people ______.
There is only one leader who got it all _____.
The joy of an __________ victory.
We sing when we are overcome with ___.
Singing expresses a deep _____.
It’s a joy when people gladly ______ their leaders.
Our praise is to be heard by ________.
The Lord ________ them victory.
We don’t believe in ______.
Drought reminds us of our __________ on God.
The Lord sent a ______ for Israel.
In their ________, the Lord was with them.
They took ________ by remembering the Lord’s victories.
Despite their military power, the enemy was ________.
The evil man is ____________ by God’s woman.
She _________ the horrors of rape in war.
The Lord ______ their battles and was victorious.
The tall poppy________.
We love a good ________.
God didn’t _______ his people, despite their rejection.
God uses ____ to punish and purify his people.
Ehud is ___________ to be a warrior.
Eglon is the fat calf, ready for _________.
Ehud’s ________ gave him the strength.
The fat soldiers couldn’t ______ God’s army.
We are invited to join in the ________ of Heaven.
God’s people are again _________ by a powerful army.
The ‘superhero’ is a bit _____.
Less Captain Lightning, and more Captain ______.
Success, but without ______.
Captain Lightning was still a man of _____.
The Lord uses _________ to bring about salvation.