The People Get Their King
September 10, 2017
I. Is Abimelech a Judge gone bad? What are we to think about Abimelech? Judges 2:18
II. The Shechemites conspire to make Abimelech king. Judges 9:1-6; Samuel 8:4-7
III. Enter Jotham and his parable/prophecy. Judges 9:8-15, 19-20; Joshua 24:22-27
IV. God brings about the fulfillment of Jotham's parable. Judges 9:22-57
V. Abimelech is a forerunner to King Saul. Judges 9:23, 54
Questions for reflection:
- What are we to think of Abimelech? How does he serve as a warning to us?
- What might be some examples of how it is hard for us to trust God and His rule over us?
- What is the biggest take-away for you from this sermon?