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Cautionary tales and the book of Judges

The book of Judges ends with the horrific account of the gang rape of a man’s girlfriend in Israel. What’s the main message of Judges chapters 19 to 21 for us today? I believe the chapters are a cautionary tale.  … Continue reading

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Gang rape and the need to cry for mercy

In Judges 19 a young woman is raped and murdered by a gang of sex craved men.  There is something missing in the event.  Throughout the book a pattern of behaviour is repeated: the people forget God they fall into … Continue reading

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Gang rape and the moral bankruptcy of secular society

In yesterday’s post I showed how Judges chapter 19 teaches us not to trust our human nature to do the right thing.  When everyone does what seems right in their own eyes, society melts down.  Some people are good but … Continue reading

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Liturgy for Judges (confession and others)

I’ve written a confession, absolution, opening and closing prayers for our services throughout a sermon series on Judges which started last Sunday.  There is no copyright, as it’s God’s word, if anyone wants to use or adapt them. Opening prayer … Continue reading

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