07 Judges - 2020

Skip Heitzig

God often uses the least likely people to accomplish His will, even working in spite of our human tendency to do what's right in our own eyes. In this verse-by-verse study through the book of Judges, Skip Heitzig explores a dark and difficult season in Israel's history, revealing not just the dangerous grasp of the sin cycle but also God's plan to appoint imperfect leaders to deliver His people. We discover that even when we're at our worst, God still makes a way to break our patterns of sin and lead us into redemption.


 

Table of Contents

# SCRIPTURE: MESSAGE:
1 Judges 1-2 Judges 1-2
2 Judges 3-4:5 Judges 3-4:5
3 Judges 4-5 Judges 4-5
4 Judges 6-7 Judges 6-7
5 Judges 8-9 Judges 8-9
6 Judges 10-11 Judges 10-11
7 Judges 12-13 Judges 12-13
8 Judges 14-16 Judges 14-16
9 Judges 17-18 Judges 17-18
10 Judges 19-21 Judges 19-21

 


 

SERIES: 07 Judges - 2020
MESSAGE: Judges 1-2
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Judges 1-2
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/4576

MESSAGE SUMMARY
The book of Judges reveals a dark period in Israel's history and serves as a warning for us today. After the death of Joshua, the nation triumphed in taking the Promised Land before descending into a destructive sin cycle. God repeatedly raised up judges to deliver His people even as their disobedience continued. In this message, we witness Israel's journey from conquest to compromise.

 


 

SERIES: 07 Judges - 2020
MESSAGE: Judges 3-4:5
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Judges 3-4:5
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/4578

MESSAGE SUMMARY
As the children of Israel abandoned God's laws and promises, the Lord allowed His people to fall into the hands of their enemies. The people cried out to God and He appointed judges to lead them out of their trials—but their devastating cycle of sin only continued. In this message, we learn a vital lesson in faith and discover how God often uses the least likely people to carry out His purposes.

 


 

SERIES: 07 Judges - 2020
MESSAGE: Judges 4-5
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Judges 4-5
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/4580

MESSAGE SUMMARY
The book of Judges is one of the most tragic books in the Bible, but in it there is still a glimmer of hope. As the nation of Israel continued in its sin cycle, God raised up a woman and prophetess named Deborah to deliver her people from the king of Canaan. In this message, we learn about Deborah's courage and wisdom in her time as judge as we discover how the Lord works good even in failure.

 


 

SERIES: 07 Judges - 2020
MESSAGE: Judges 6-7
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Judges 6-7
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/4582

MESSAGE SUMMARY
We are in the middle of a battle, surrounded by the world's influences and spiritual forces. The nation of Israel was also surrounded by conflict and enemies in the days of the judges, but that was because of their disobedience to God. In this study, we see how God used Gideon to deliver His people, and we learn vital lessons in trusting God, the Holy Spirit's leading, and how private devotions lead to public victories.

 


 

SERIES: 07 Judges - 2020
MESSAGE: Judges 8-9
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Judges 8-9
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/4584

MESSAGE SUMMARY
Abraham Lincoln once said, "We have grown in numbers, wealth, and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God." The nation of Israel was guilty of forgetting God and grew divided as they continued to do what was right in their own eyes. In this teaching, we study Gideon's conduct and legacy as judge over Israel, and we learn some essential lessons in wise speech and raising up a family.

 


 

SERIES: 07 Judges - 2020
MESSAGE: Judges 10-11
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Judges 10-11
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/4590

MESSAGE SUMMARY
The moment we push God away in our lives, we replace Him with other things or people. The same was true for the nation of Israel during the period of the judges. Fake gods replaced the one true living God. But as the Lord gave them over to their desires and delivered them into their enemies' hands, they cried out to Him. In this study, we follow the progression of the judges to a man named Jephthah, and we learn why it's crucial to truly know our God and His Word.

 


 

SERIES: 07 Judges - 2020
MESSAGE: Judges 12-13
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Judges 12-13
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/4592

MESSAGE SUMMARY
God loves to work mightily through His people, but sometimes we limit how much He can accomplish through us. Our human nature, disobedience, and even church infighting can get in the way. In this study, we continue Jephthah's story and are introduced to a famous Bible hero as we discover why unity and drawing on God's strength is so vital to our life and ministry.

 


 

SERIES: 07 Judges - 2020
MESSAGE: Judges 14-16
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Judges 14-16
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/4598

MESSAGE SUMMARY
You might have all the natural advantage and spiritual privilege in the world, like Samson did, but that doesn't guarantee your spiritual success in life. The story of Samson is a warning to the believer that sin is a tyrant and that giving into it will destroy your life. In this study, we discover that God often has so much more for us than what we allow Him to accomplish in and through us.

 


 

SERIES: 07 Judges - 2020
MESSAGE: Judges 17-18
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Judges 17-18
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/4608

MESSAGE SUMMARY
The nation of Israel has declined politically, morally, and spiritually. The people of Israel are confused, conflicted, and ignorant. Chapter 17 ushers in the final section of the book of Judges in which the author recounts anecdotal evidence to demonstrate Israel's downturn. In this study, we see how dangerous it is to lose sight of our spiritual history and biblical prophecy. When we seek to know and understand biblical history, we are moved to obedience. When we study the prophetic Word of God, we have the confidence to face whatever the future holds.

 


 

SERIES: 07 Judges - 2020
MESSAGE: Judges 19-21
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Judges 19-21
URL: http://SkipHeitzig.com/4610

MESSAGE SUMMARY
The book of Judges is a mark of the veracity of Scripture—the Bible doesn't hide the truth, no matter how bad the truth is. Israel in the time of the judges was a nation rife with anarchy, and this book is a stark contrast to the previous book and the following book: Joshua is about victory through faith. The book of Ruth is about God's providence during a time of perversion. Judges is about defeat through faithlessness—defeat through compromise.


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