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The Unlikely: Even in Darkness Sermon Series

The book of Judges covers a period of hundreds of years that ultimately ends with everyone in Israel doing what is right in their own eyes. Israel chose to only partially obey God, which led to a repeated cycle of sin, oppression, crying out to God for help, God’s deliverance of His people through a Judge, short-term peace, complacency, and sin yet again. Over and over this cycle occurred in the land.

Yet throughout this chaotic time period, God raised up the unlikely Judges – the broken, the injured, old, young, men and women – to ultimately rescue His people. Even in darkness, He worked through them to accomplish His will, and continues to use the unlikely today.

Series Introduction

Sermon Listing

Jun 15 2014 The Unlikely: The Cycle / Judges 1:1-3:6

Brad Bell

After 430 years immersed in the paganism of Egypt, the people of God were finally delivered from their bondage. It was relatively easy getting the people out of Egypt; the hard work would be getting…

Jun 22 2014 The Unlikely: Othniel / Judges 3:7-11

Brad Bell

Othniel, whose name means “Lion of God,” was the only Judge with no inherent flaws spoken about him, and he was at least 60 years old when God raised him up to be a Judge. Though he was an unlikely…

Jun 29 2014 The Unlikely: Ehud / Judges 3:12-30

PJ Lewis

Ehud was a judge who was "left-handed." The Hebrew phrase for this is "weak or restricted in the right hand," which seems to communicate what Ehud couldn't do well rather than what God was able to do…

Jul 6 2014 The Unlikely: Jephthah / Judges 11:1-12:7

Shea Sumlin

Jephthah was the illegitimate son of a prostitute mother and adulterous father. He was despised and rejected by his half-brothers, stripped from his rightful inheritance, and forced out of his home…

Jul 13 2014 The Unlikely: Samson / Judges 13:1-16:31

Brad Bell

Driven by his flesh and motivated by his passions Samson is a true Unlikely. Taught for years in Sunday School classes as a hero of the faith, he is immortalized in the text as a man of unbridled lust…

Jul 27 2014 The Unlikely: Gideon / Judges 6:1-8:35

Brad Bell

Faithless and doubting. These terms describe the next unlikely, Gideon, a man who was terrified by circumstances and doubted God’s ability to deliver. Test after test ensued as Gideon tried to ensure…

Aug 3 2014 The Unlikely God / 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Shea Sumlin

In this series we have studied unlikely people and how God used them in unlikely ways to bring about deliverance for the nation of Israel. Hopefully we have also been able to see ourselves in these…