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Gideon (English)

The story of Gideon shows us that strength doesn't lie in numbers; it lies in faithfulness

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Gideon (English)

  1. 1. Judges 6-7 Cowards, Clay Pots, and the Power of God
  2. 2. Gideon The fleece
  3. 3. Gideon The Torches fleece and trumpets
  4. 4. Gideon The Torches fleece and trumpets Hotel room Bibles
  5. 5. There’s more to the story than that!
  6. 6. Recurring Theme: Fear
  7. 7. When the story begins, the Israelites are hiding from the Midianites
  8. 8. Like his countrymen, Gideon lived a life of fear
  9. 9. When we first see Gideon, he’s hiding in a winepress (Judges 6:11)
  10. 10. When Gideon realizes that he has spoken with an angel, he is overcome with fear (6:22-23)
  11. 11. When Gideon tears down the idol, he does it at night out of fear (6:27)
  12. 12. The test of the fleece was done because Gideon was afraid (6:36-40)
  13. 13. Gideon went to spy in the Midianite camp because he was afraid (7:10-11)
  14. 14. Yet look how the angel greets him:
  15. 15. Yet look how the angel greets him: The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.
  16. 16. God sees us not as we are, but as we can be
  17. 17. The army Gideon led was not a formidable one
  18. 18. 22,000 went home when offered the chance (7:3)
  19. 19. From the 10, 000 that were left, God selected only 300 (7:4-6)
  20. 20. The army went to battle with clay pots, torches and trumpets (7:16-18)
  21. 21. God works through His power, not ours
  22. 22. This story has little to say to those of you that have it all together
  23. 23. But those of us that have wrestled with FEAR
  24. 24. But those of us that have wrestled with DOUBT
  25. 25. But those of us that have wrestled with FEELINGS OF INADEQUACY
  26. 26. this story has a great message:
  27. 27. God’s work doesn’t depend on our strengths nor our talents
  28. 28. God’s work depends on us allowing Him to work through us
  29. 29. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. II Corinthians 4:6-7
  30. 30. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. II Corinthians 4:6-7

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