Friday, September 26, 2014

Sunday September 28, 2014 at DCC

I want to encourage everyone to take a few minutes between now and Sunday morning to read over and familiarize yourself with the story of Deborah, Barak and Jael in Judges chapters 4&5 (which describe the same events; one from the viewpoint of a historian and the other from a poet).

In the Book of Judges you will recall there is a repeated cycle throughout the entire book; a cycle of sin, bondage, repentance, and devotion, followed by sin and bondage again. 
Israel would follow the Lord when there was a leader who reminded them of the ways in which they should walk, but with his/her death they would again wander off into idolatry.

Othniel delivered Israel from Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia after 8 years of suffering.
Ehud delivered them from Eglon the king of Moab after 18 years.
This time the oppressor is Jabin king of Canaan who proves to be the harshest to date, his tactics described as “cruel” and lasting for a full 20 years.

I hope to see you all this Sunday morning as we look at the exploits of Deborah and the implications of her leadership.

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