Wrecked! Jephthah in the Book of Judges

Date 2013-01-27

In the book of Judges we see a recurring cycle with the Israelites of: Sin > Repentance > Deliverance > Peace, then the cycle starts over.

As we continue our study of the book of Judges at Imprint Church we get to Jephthah. This is the story of a man who offers only part of his life to God. While Jephthah succeeds in winning a war against the Ammonites and becoming the leader of Israel, he also succumbs to making a rash vow to God, resulting in the loss of his only daughter.

Here are some of the key points from this week’s sermon on Jephthah along with the time in the recording where you can learn more about it:
1.God’s approval in one area of our life is no guarantee of His approval in all the areas of our life. (8:08)
2.God wants all of us today. God wants our hearts, our minds, our actions… He wants it all. (11:40)
3.If this is the kind of story that makes you say, “I don’t want to follow a God like that.” But let us set something straight … Description does not equal Prescription in the bible. (24:10)
4.Just because there are areas of our life where we have victory, doesn’t mean that every area of our life will have victory as well. (31:35)
5.Don’t we all have areas of our life that we don’t allow God to rule? Where we make our own decisions? We leave God out because we can think we can do it on our own. (31:36)
6.Following Jesus part-way is like taking up smoking to lose weight. It doesn’t make sense. (39:20)

 

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