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 9:1–25, 46–57
Big Idea of the Message: Abimelek is more like an anti-judge because of his overt wickedness, which led to judgment.
Application Point: Rejecting God as the leader of our lives only leads to destruction.