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A Study of Judges

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Does Work Matter to God?

Does Work Matter to God? Preached by Pastor Jason Abbott If you’re at all like me then you’ve had jobs which you probably considered, in many ways, worthless. Or, at the very least, you have had parts of some job which you considered to be worthless. The summer before I …
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“…and they gave the sense”

“…and they gave the sense”1 Preached by Pastor Jason Abbott Judges 19-21 There’s a scene in the book of Nehemiah, after the Israelites have returned from exile, in which Ezra gathers the people together and for hours! reads to them from “the Book of the Law of Moses”—likely a large …
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Feasting in Freedom

Feasting in Freedom Preached by Pastor Benjamin Vrbicek [The sermon this week draws heavily from the sermon “Trashy Tales about Dysfunctional Characters” (Judges 17-18) preached by Jeremiah York on September 9, 2013 at New Life Bible Fellowship] Judges 17:1-18:31 Micah’s Idols Now a man named Micah from the hill country …
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Born to Save

Born to Save Preached by Pastor Jason Abbott Every so often I will take one of my daughters—either Esther or Miriam—out on what we call a Daddy-Daughter-Date. There are multiple reasons I do this. However, one main reason is to give them a sense of what they should expect when, …
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The Purpose of Privilege

The Purpose of Privilege Preached by Pastor Benjamin Vrbicek Someone pointed out to me this week that as he was reading his children’s Bible to his family, he noticed that ‘round about the place that Samson should have been in there, he wasn’t. Samson was missing. That wasn’t always the …
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No Negotiation!

No Negotiation! Preached by Pastor Jason Abbott My wife and I and our oldest son have begun to regularly play a game called Settlers of Catan. It’s a strategy game in which players attempt to build colonies through the accumulation of resources. When a player has certain resource cards then …
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Finish Strong

Finish Strong Preached by Pastor Benjamin Vrbicek Last week, Jason began the portion of the book of Judges that covers the life of Gideon, which we’ll compete this morning. And when he mentioned that my sermon passage this morning is huge, he wasn’t kidding. It’s all of chapter 7-10:5. In …
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Wooing a Warrior

Wooing a Warrior Preached by Pastor Jason Abbott As a parent, I often find myself in my parenting longing for more than sorry. What do I mean? I mean I long for heart-change in my children—a transformation in the way that they behave—not simply the get-out-of-jail-free type of repentance void …
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God Wins

God Wins Preached by Pastor Benjamin Vrbicek This morning we are continuing our sermon series through the Book of Judges. When we began our study, I mentioned that in preaching through this book, in a way, we are going to a foreign land, a land largely unvisited by modern Christians. …
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The Good, the Bad, and the Oxgoad

The Good, the Bad, and the Oxgoad Preached by Pastor Jason Abbott Benjamin and I both just finished long family trips back to the Midwest. During the Abbott family trip, there were a couple encounters with “rumble strips” or grooves cut into the shoulder of the highway so as to …
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