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Who Will Go Up For Us?

February 5, 2017 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Judges

Scripture: Judges 1:1–1:10

Who Will Go Up For Us?
Judges 1:1-10
February 5, 2017

I. Purposes of the book.
          A. To fill in the history between Joshua and the time of the Israelite kings.
          B. To prepare the people for the need of a godly vassal king. Judges 17:6, 18:1, 19:1,                21:25

II. Understanding the structure of Judges:
               A double introduction:
                          Judges 1:1-2:5
                          Judges 2:6-3:6

               Body of the book with 6 major and 6 minor judges. Judges 3:7-16:31

               A double conclusion:
                          Judges 17-18
                          Judges 19-21

III. The death of Joshua and the crisis of leadership. Judges 1:1

IV. What about God’s command to wipe out the Canaanites? Judges 1:1-10
Questions for reflection:
 In what ways does Judges prepare the people for a king like David?
 Why is the testimony of Adoni-Bezek so important?
 What does this passage teach us about leadership?

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