| EV Night | 23/06/2013 | Andrew Heard
The historical account of Samson is confusing. Was he a hero? Was he a villain? His story is complicated and helps us understand who the real hero is.
Judges 11:29-35 | Grace Church Peninsula | 16/06/2013 | Greg Masters
Judges 2:6-19 | EV Church | 5/05/2013 | Tim Baldwin
Tim Baldwin provides an introduction to Judges. God's people finally get to inhabit the promised land, to fulfil the promises made to Abraham. And what should have been a great experience for God's chosen people, becomes a series of generations who reject God, are rescued by a Judge, then fall away into worse behaviour. As God calls his people to drive out the other nations - it's worth considering if Holy war is ever ok? 1. It was punishment for their wickedness (see Gen 15) 2. God owns all land and was fulfilling His promise (Deut 7:7) 3. To maintain the covenant relationship (Deut 7:6) What about now this side of Jesus? No - it's not ok to use these verses to justify war, we are in Exodus preparing for the new Kingdom Yes - spiritually we are at war, and need to rage Holy war on sin.