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 2:10–19; 3:7–31
Characters: Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar
Big Idea of the Message: Apostasy leads to destruction and chaos, but repentance results in deliverance and blessing.
Application Point: Rather than being caught in the endless cycle of apostasy, oppression, and deliverance, we should turn to God now.