Presentation on theme: "THE GIDEON IN YOU Judges 6:11-34 March 2, 2003 Harry Jarrett."— Presentation transcript:
THE GIDEON IN YOU Judges 6:11-34 March 2, 2003 Harry Jarrett
How do you see yourself? GOD SEES US AS HE CAN –Gideon responded, “But sir, how can I deliver Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” Judg. 6:15 (NRSVA) MAKE US
Phil. 4:13 (NRSVA) 27But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are,
1 Cor. 1:27 through 1 Cor. 1:28 (NRSV) I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
THE POWER OF HIS PRESENCE –11Now the angel of the LORD came and sat under the oak at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, Judg. 6:11 (NRSV)
Judg. 6:24 (NRSV) 24Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD, and called it, The LORD is peace.
FEAR IS NOT REMOVED IT IS OVERCOME
Judg. 6:25 (NRSV) 25That night the LORD said to him, “Take your father’s bull, the second bull seven years old, and pull down the altar of Baal that belongs to your father, and cut down the sacred pole that is beside it;
Judg. 6:27 (NRSV) 27So Gideon took ten of his servants, and did as the LORD had told him; but because he was too afraid of his family and the townspeople to do it by day, he did it by night.
“Obedience is essential; heroism is optional”
Eph. 2:10 (NRSV) 10For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.