Judges: King We Need

No King In Israel - Judges 17:1-21:25


Date:  11/20/16
Speaker:  Matt McCullough
Title:  No King In Israel
Scripture:  Judges 17:1-21:25

Description:  Judges ends in almost total darkness with some of the ugliest stories anywhere in the Bible. But even these darkest of scenes point the way to light. They're here to show us what we need if we really want lasting justice. We need a true and worthy king.

Last But Not Least - Judges 13:1-16:31


Date:  11/13/16
Speaker:  Matt McCullough
Title:  Last But Not Least
Scripture:  Judges 13:1-16:31

Description:  In Samson, the last of the judges, we see a leader of unprecedented power leading a life of unbridled selfishness. We have a judge, in other words, who's no better than his people with no interest in saving them. But still God uses him. And in his story we get a glimpse of the future, of how God saves, and whom.

Holy Love - Judges 10:6-11:40


Date:  10/23/16
Speaker:  Matt McCullough
Title:  Holy Love
Scripture:  Judges 10:6-11:40

Description:  The story of Jephthah is a dark one. It is a story of deliverance like the others, but the focus is not on his courage or even God's power. The focus is Jephthah's tragic misunderstanding of God's love; and it shows us our only hope for a peaceful, life-giving relationship with God is God's free, undeserved, gracious love for us in Jesus.

Like Father Like Son - Judges 8:1-9:57


Date:  10/16/16
Speaker:  Matt McCullough
Title:  Like Father Like Son
Scripture:  Judges 8:1-9:57

Description:  Gideon's decline and Abimelech's fall show what happens when you treat your power as a blank check for your agenda, not a stewardship from God. This story warns us against abusing the privileges and opportunities we've been given, and it points us to the leader we desperately need.

No Compromise - Judges 1:1-2:5


Date:  09/11/16
Speaker:  Matt McCullough
Title:  No Compromise
Scripture:  Judges 1:1-2:5

Description:  Judges begins where Joshua left off. Israel has entered the land God promised them. They've been charged with removing the Canaanites still living there. But why was this so important? Why was it even ok? And then there is the driving question of the story: will Israel be faithful?

Introducing Judges: The King We All Need - Judges 1-21


Date:  09/04/16
Speaker:  Matt McCullough
Title:  Introducing Judges: The King We All Need
Scripture:  Judges 1-21

Description:  This overview sermon sets up our fall preaching series. What is Judges about? It's about Israel's disobedience and ours. It's about God's holiness and his perfect justice and his relentless love. And it's about Jesus, who is the only answer to the questions raised by this book.