King's Business - 1965-06

TH E AFTERMATH Scripture: Judges chapters 8 & 9. Text: vs. 27; “ A snare unto Gideon.” Object: To show carefulness needed to make victory complete. Definition: Ephod — an official garment for the high priest Introduction: Gideon’s Government.

1. The People’s Motion. 2. The Ruler’s Mistake. a. Made an idol. b. Many wives. c. Many sons. I. Gideon’s Lapse, 8:15-312. A. Initial Loyalty, 15-23. B. Idolatrous Lapse, 24-27. C. Iniquitous Lust, 28-31. II. Israel’s Loss, 8:32-9:21.

A. Apostasy, 8:32, 33. B. Apathy, 8:34, 35. C. Abimelech, 9:1-21.

1. Elimination of the brethren, 1-5. 2. Elevation of the bastard, 6. 3. Eloquence of the brother, 7-21. a. Parable of the trees, 7-15. b. Punishment of ingratitude, 16-21. B. Culpability of Shechem, 9:23-24. C. Conduct of war, 25-40. D. Conquest of Shechem, 41-52. E. Conclusion for all, 52-55. 1. Death of Abimelech, 52-55. 2. Reward of God, 56, 57. 1. The Wickedness of Abimelech. 2. The Curse of Jothan. TH E SON AND SUN A Contrast 1. The Sun— center o f universe The Son— Col. 1:16-19. Pre-eminent in all things. 2. The Sun— dispels the darkness. The Son— Jno. 8:12. The Light of the world. 3. The Sun—-destroyer o f disease. The Son — Mt. 9:12. The Great Physician. Mai. 4:2. Healing in His wings. 4. The Sun— Source o f energy. The Son— I Cor. 1:24. The power of God. 5. The Sun— essential to life. The Son— I John 5:12. He that hath the Son hath life. 6. The Sun—ministers to the earth. The Son— Heb. 13:30. Shepherd of the sheep. Phil. 4:19. Supplies all needs. — R. S. Beal TH E KING'S BUSINESS III. Revolt’s Levy, 9:22-57. A. Curse of Jothan, 20-22. Conclusion: Gideon’s Generation.


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