After completing our 3 1/2-year cycle of readings in the Torah, we’ve decided to continue with the historical books that follow, beginning with Joshua. We’ll read first about the conquest of the Canaanite tribes, then examine the disappointing time of the Judges – punctuated by the exploits of Gideon and Samson – and the turmoil that led up to the anointing of Saul as King.
This story looks back at the first rise of idolatry in Israel after the death of Joshua. The people forgot God’s commandments about idolatry, the Tabernacle, and the ministry of priests and Levites. Covetousness leads to a cascade of problems for a man named Micah.
Notes on Judges 17 and 18
We’ll be celebrating Pentecost at the Rest Yourself River Ranch in Mineral Wells this weekend, Friday through Sunday, June 4-6. We’ll do baptism, eat some blintzes, read the Book of Ruth and relax away from the city!
Read the notes on Pentecost here.
Samson submits to the ‘pressure’ from Delilah and reveals his secret. His story represents the faithlessness of Israel, but his last act is self-sacrifice as a type of Christ.
Notes on Judges 16:1-31
All are invited to a memorial service for Rebekah Rutledge Kirkpatrick on Saturday, May 22. (We will not have a Sunday meeting).
Celebration of Life
Saturday, May 22, 2021
1300 S Polk St., Dallas
Samson unleashes a strange attack with flaming foxes, is betrayed by his countrymen but eventually wreaks revenge on the Philistines by killing 1,000 of them with only the jawbone of an ass.
Notes on Judges 15:1-20