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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


INTRODUCTION:
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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