In the days of Gideon there was peace, but after he died Israel returned to wickedness under Abimelech and worshiped the Baals.

In the days of Gideon there was peace, but after he died Israel returned to wickedness under Abimelech and worshiped the Baals.

BibleGateway: Judges 8:28-9:6 ESV Text: Judges 8:28-9:6 Judges 8:28–9:6 (Listen) 28 So Midian was subdued before the people of Israel, and they raised their heads no more. And the land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon. The Death of Gideon 29 Jerubbaal the son of Joash went and lived in his own house. 30 Now Gideon had seventy sons, his own offspring,1 for he had many wives. 31 And his concubine who was in Shechem also bore him a son, and…

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The Lord wins the victory for His people, just as He promised. Stay with the Lord in every battle and you will be safe!

The Lord wins the victory for His people, just as He promised. Stay with the Lord in every battle and you will be safe!

BibleGateway: Judges 7:9-25 ESV Text: Judges 7:9-25 Judges 7:9–25 (Listen) 9 That same night the LORD said to him, “Arise, go down against the camp, for I have given it into your hand. 10 But if you are afraid to go down, go down to the camp with Purah your servant. 11 And you shall hear what they say, and afterward your hands shall be strengthened to go down against the camp.” Then he went down with Purah his servant to the outposts…

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Jesus overcame every sort of temptation that attacks us, remaining righteous where we could not.

Jesus overcame every sort of temptation that attacks us, remaining righteous where we could not.

BibleGateway: Matthew 4:1-11 ESV Text: Matthew 4:1-11 Matthew 4:1–11 (Listen) The Temptation of Jesus 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written,   “‘Man shall not live by bread alone,    but by every…

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Father, Son and Holy Spirit all participated in the baptism of Jesus, just as they all participate in the work of our salvation.

Father, Son and Holy Spirit all participated in the baptism of Jesus, just as they all participate in the work of our salvation.

BibleGateway: Matthew 3:13-17 ESV Text: Matthew 3:13-17 Matthew 3:13–17 (Listen) The Baptism of Jesus 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. 16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up…

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Every step of the way it was the Lord preparing Gideon and preparing the army. This victory would be the Lord’s victory!

Every step of the way it was the Lord preparing Gideon and preparing the army. This victory would be the Lord’s victory!

BibleGateway: Judges 6:33-7:8 ESV Text: Judges 6:33-7:8 Judges 6:33–7:8 (Listen) 33 Now all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the East came together, and they crossed the Jordan and encamped in the Valley of Jezreel. 34 But the Spirit of the LORD clothed Gideon, and he sounded the trumpet, and the Abiezrites were called out to follow him. 35 And he sent messengers throughout all Manasseh, and they too were called out to follow him. And he sent messengers to…

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The Lord’s reassurance to be with Gideon led him to tear down the altar to Baal. Baal never stood a chance against the love of God.

The Lord’s reassurance to be with Gideon led him to tear down the altar to Baal. Baal never stood a chance against the love of God.

BibleGateway: Judges 6:11-32 ESV Text: Judges 6:11-32 Judges 6:11–32 (Listen) The Call of Gideon 11 Now the angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress to hide it from the Midianites. 12 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, “The LORD is with you, O mighty man of valor.” 13 And Gideon said to him, “Please,…

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Again Israel did evil and for seven years the Midianites oppressed them. But when they turned to the Lord, they found He would faithfully help. Would they ever learn?

Again Israel did evil and for seven years the Midianites oppressed them. But when they turned to the Lord, they found He would faithfully help. Would they ever learn?

BibleGateway: Judges 6:1-10 ESV Text: Judges 6:1-10 Judges 6:1–10 (Listen) Midian Oppresses Israel 6:1 The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD gave them into the hand of Midian seven years. 2 And the hand of Midian overpowered Israel, and because of Midian the people of Israel made for themselves the dens that are in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds. 3 For whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites and the…

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Repentance is the proper preparation for meeting Christ.

Repentance is the proper preparation for meeting Christ.

BibleGateway: Matthew 3:1-12 ESV Text: Matthew 3:1-12 Matthew 3:1–12 (Listen) John the Baptist Prepares the Way 3:1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”1 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said,   “The voice of one crying in the wilderness:  ‘Prepare2 the way of the Lord;    make his paths straight.’” 4 Now John wore a garment of camel’s hair and a leather…

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Jesus was rescued here from His enemies so that He could pursue His mission to rescue us from our sins.

Jesus was rescued here from His enemies so that He could pursue His mission to rescue us from our sins.

BibleGateway: Matthew 2:13-23 ESV Text: Matthew 2:13-23 Matthew 2:13–23 (Listen) The Flight to Egypt 13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14 And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt 15 and…

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After Jaban was defeated, Deborah and Barak sang praise to the Lord, giving thanks for His mercy toward them.

After Jaban was defeated, Deborah and Barak sang praise to the Lord, giving thanks for His mercy toward them.

BibleGateway: Judges 5:1-12 ESV Text: Judges 5:1-12 Judges 5:1–12 (Listen) The Song of Deborah and Barak 5:1 Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day: 2   “That the leaders took the lead in Israel,    that the people offered themselves willingly,    bless the LORD! 3   “Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes;    to the LORD I will sing;    I will make melody to the LORD, the God of Israel. 4   “LORD, when you went out from Seir,    when you marched from the region of Edom,  the earth…

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