Posts by Origins Church (Page 3)

Posts by Origins Church (Page 3)

May 17, 2019

Judges 4:1   Okay, you can’t say we didn’t warn you. This is going to come up a lot. We’re just getting started with this statement. Just imagine for a moment the scene here. God does this amazing thing for his people. He does it on three different occasions. He sees them struggling and hurting because of their sins and he continues to bring restoration,…

May 16,2019

Judges 3:31 Shamgar is a random entry in the book of judges but he is a judge nonetheless.   His name is derived from the Hurrian language, not Hebrew. More than likely, he was a Cabaabute that also struggles against the Philistine raids and dictatorship. We don’t know much about Shamgar, but we know he was a beast with a spear. The “oxgoad” was a tool used help rear…

May 15, 2019

Judges 3:15-30   God used the unexpected. Ehud was a left handed person. In his day and age it was a bad thing to be left handed. It was looked down upon. You were considered unacceptable by many. However, God still saw the beauty if Ehud’s differences. What made him an outcast made him exactly the right person for God’s plan.   Sometimes it can feel like things…

May 14, 2019

Judges 3:15-30 Israel finally called upon God and God answered. He showed up in an unexpected way as he chose the left handed Ehud to free the people and destroy their oppressors. Yet, it all started with Israel calling out to God.   Today might be the day for you to cry out. You may need to look to Christ for something. You may need to remove the pride and embrace…

May 13, 2019

Judges 3:12-14   The people of Israel had fallen away from their faith and once again they “did what was evil in the sight of the Lord.” In their sinfulness, God removed his protection from the tribes and Eglon the king of Moab invaded. Parts of Israel spent 18 years in service under a foreign king as they continued to ignore who God was and what He had done for…

May 10, 2019

Judges 3:1-11 The people of Israel had gone into a terribly sinful period of time. They were plagued by the multitude of threats both physical and spiritual, that came from their disobedience to God’s command to remove all the inhabitants of Canaan. They were constantly being attacked by the Canaanite leaders and their armies while they also struggled with the temptation…

May 9, 2019

Judges 2:11-23 This passage sets us up for what we see as a constantly recurring pattern in the history of Israel. The people would wander from God, God is angry with their actions but shows grace and love. This grace and love is unappreciated and the people again wander away to the religion of the very people God had warned them about and had tried to have them drive…

May 8, 2019

Judges 2:10 In the passage here we do a little bit of time travel. We start by seeing the way God handles the people of Israel in their disobedience. They had not trusted God and did not follow his commands. The consequences of this were going to be evident and long lasting. In their disobedience God says that he will not drive them out since they would not be a part of…

May 7, 2019

Judges 1:27-36 At this point in time the 12 tribes of Israel are leaderless. Moses has been gone. Joshua, his successor, has died as well, and the 12 tribes are going at this alone. A few tribes work together in small ways but for the most part they go to their respective lands and try to drive out the Canaanite people on their own. The success they had when they were…

May 6, 2019

Before we can talk about the specific judges that God rose up for the people we’ve got to talk about all the things that happened to get them to this place.   Judges 1:1-26 In this passage, we see the people of Israel taking over the land of Canaan that God has promised to them. God had told them to drive the people out of the land and not let any of them stay among…

May 3, 2019

THE NEED IS REAL.   24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew…

May 2, 2019

WE SERVE BECAUSE WE SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD COMING 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’   The…