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PhysicalSpiritualPracticalChurchMisc -The Savages -Williams Family -Marsha Trollinger Surgery Recovery -Tony: Cancer Treatments -Spring Revival -Easter Musical -LRTF Decisions
Benevolence Fund R.E.A.P. (R-Team) Monthly Fellowships April (Spring Picnic) May June Dinner Out Friday (NA for Apr) 5th Sunday Breakfast (29 April) Quarterly Service Project Ends of the earth project: Savage family care package Jerusalem Project School yard work LRTF meeting (11 Apr) Nominating Cmte Mtg (18 Apr) Revival ‘Kick-off’ Breakfast (21 Apr) Spring Revival (29 Apr – May 2)
Creation: God reveals His goodness through creation and His mercy in response to sin. Patriarchs: God reveals His response to the faithful- ness of men (Job, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph) and His covenant promises to them as they chose to trust in Him. Exodus: God liberates Israel from bondage, then uses Moses to shepherd them in the wilderness while shaping them into a nation holy to Himself through the covenant power of His Law. Conquest: Moses passes his leadership role to Joshua who, by relying on God’s presence and power, leads them to take possession of and settle the Promised Land over a thirty year period.
Joshua and the elders of the Exodus Era die and the nation of Israel spirals into a 350 year period of spiritual de- cline. This era is characterized by a consis- tent cycle of disobedience, judgment, oppression and deliverance. God raises up 12 judges (not including Eli and Samuel) to deliver Israel from their oppressors. The story of Ruth oc- curs during one of these periods of peace Even in the midst of this corrupt period, God works providentially in their af-fairs to fulfill promises made to pre-vious generations.
Why did Samson, who was faithful to follow the Nazarite restrictions in his life, fail to obey the Law’s basic prohibition against marrying a Canaanite?Why did Samson, who was faithful to follow the Nazarite restrictions in his life, fail to obey the Law’s basic prohibition against marrying a Canaanite? Can a Christian get caught up in the cycle of sin?Can a Christian get caught up in the cycle of sin? Where are we, the people of God in the 21 st century, in the cycle of sin? (Rebellion, oppression, crying out, judge, deliverance, faithful rest)Where are we, the people of God in the 21 st century, in the cycle of sin? (Rebellion, oppression, crying out, judge, deliverance, faithful rest) As a nation?As a nation? As a church?As a church? As an individual believer?As an individual believer? What sets the judges apart from those around them that made them useful to God?What sets the judges apart from those around them that made them useful to God?
What acute problem was suddenly brought on by the civil war between Benjamin and the rest of Israel? “And the sons of Israel were sorry for their brother Benjamin and said, ‘One tribe is cut off from Israel today. What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since we have sworn by the LORD not to give them any of our daughters in marriage?’” (Judges 21:6,7) What were the nationalities and names of the daughters- in-law of Naomi? “Then Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died; and she was left with her two sons. They took for themselves Moabite women as wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth.” (Ruth 1:3,4) What signified the completion of a transaction involving the exchange of land between two men in Ruth’s day? “Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning the redemption and the exchange of land to confirm any matter: a man removed his sandal and gave it to another; and this was the manner of attestation in Israel.” (Ruth 4:7)
What did the Danites take by force from the house of Micah? “Micah said, ‘You have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and have gone away, and what do I have besides?’ (Judges 18:24)