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Jun 02, 2019

The Wild, Wild East

The Wild, Wild East

Passage: Judges 1:1-2:5

Speaker: Dr. Steven Laufer

Series: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Category: Sunday Sermons

Keywords: leadership, cooperation, obedience, unity

The period of the Judges was very much like the colonial, settler days of the U.S. There wasn’t a central government, each tribe governed itself, and the various tribes worked together only when necessary. The opening chapters introduce the world of the Judges. They paint a picture of selective victories and losses as each of the tribes existed in isolation from one another. Striving together in Joshua, Israel was successful. Struggling apart in Judges, the 12 tribes would ride a roller coaster of defeat and victory. The chapters speak to the importance of obedience, leadership, and unity.