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The Partial Kingdom - God's King

The Partial Kingdom - God's King

preached May 23, 2004
added May 23, 2004
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scripture Judges - 2 Chronicles
topics Power/Effects of Sin, Studying the Bible
type Sermon
id 2389

What happens when the Israelites want a king in place of God rather than a king under God? As we explore the Old Testament books of Judges through Chronicles, Alistair unpacks the disobedience, division, decline and forgetfulness of the Israelites caused by their desire for a monarch instead of God’s kingly rule – the very blessing that makes them unique.

Gideon, The Weakest & The Least

Gideon, The Weakest & The Least

added September 19, 2004
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scripture Judges 6
topic Faith
type Sermon
id 2405
Gideon: Seeing God's Strength

Gideon: Seeing God's Strength

preached May 20, 1997
added June 20, 1997
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scripture Judges 6:1-40
topics Biblical Figures, Character of God, Dependence on God, Faith, Faithfulness of God, Glory of God, Suffering
type Sermon
id 1958

The story of Gideon demonstrates how God deals with His children. Because the people of Israel became self-reliant and failed to remember God’s grace towards them, they fell under the oppression of foreigners. Like Israel, God often brings us times of hardship so that we are reminded of our dependence on His strength and mercy. In the end, we are made stronger by better understanding our own weakness.

Against all Odds

Against all Odds

added October 3, 2004
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scripture Judges 7:1-21
topic Faith
type Sermon
id 2407
Gideon: God's Choice

Gideon: God's Choice

preached May 21, 1997
added June 20, 1997
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scripture Judges 7:1-25
topics Biblical Figures, Dependence on God, Glory of God, Leadership, Sovereignty of God
type Sermon
id 1959

God’s selection of Gideon was not the most obvious choice, but it was the choice that would bring God the most glory. We can take great comfort in knowing that God uses weak sinners to accomplish great things, just as He did with Gideon. By using the least of men to accomplish the most for men, God’s intervention reminds us time and again that there is no place for self-boasting. God is on the throne and does all things according to His will and for His pleasure.

Treasure in Jars of Clay

Treasure in Jars of Clay

preached June 8, 1986
added June 8, 1986
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scripture Judges 7:1-25
topics Biblical Figures, Dependence on God, Preaching Christ from the Old Testament
type Sermon
id 1198

The story of how Gideon and his men conquered the Midianite army illustrates how God uses weak men to make His power known. Victory clearly came from the Lord; there was no way – humanly speaking – that Gideon’s dwindling army could have won the battle. Alistair Begg encourages us to remember that, just as the light shown from Gideon’s army’s clay jars, the glorious Gospel of Christ shines most beautifully in our weaknesses.