This six-week sermon series guide looks at the judges of Israel who oversaw the nation between Joshua’s death and the establishment of the monarchy. With each week’s message focusing on a thematic deliverer story, this series explores the character traits of the judges and God’s faithfulness to use his people then and now for victory. A passage from the New Testament is also connected in every week’s ideas and talking points section.
Text: Judges 11:1–14, 27–40
Character: Jephthah, Flaws, Sin
Big Idea of the Message: All the heroes of the Bible were imperfect. Jephthah was an obviously flawed man, but God used him anyway.
Application Point: God will use us despite our flaws, too.