Bible Stories for Adults
Judges Rule Israel
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Bible Words to Remember:
"Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit," says the Lord Almighty. Zechariah 4:6
After Joshua (Judges 2)
What were Joshua's last words to the Israelites before sending them home?
How did the Israelites respond to Joshua's call?
How faithful did the Israelites remain?
Judges 2:7, 10-13
Why did the Israelites continue to fall from God?
How did God handle this?
How did God respond to Israel's cries?
Judges 2:16, 18
Did the judges have a lasting effect on Israel's faithfulness?
What did God decide as a result of this response?
Trouble - Judge - Peace Cycle
Alphabet Cycle: Apostasy, Battered, Cry Out, Deliverer, Emancipate, Forget
Leadership (Judges 21:25)
What kind of leadership did Israel have after Joshua?
What was the Israelites' opinion of a king?
How tight was the confederacy between tribes?
Judges 1:3 (1:17, 6:35, 20:1)
Judges 20:35 (5:17, 8:1, 12:1)
Who were Israel's enemies?
What was Baal?
Who were the judges?
Exodus 18:25-26 (1-27)
Othniel (Judges 1:11-15, 3:7-11)
Who was Othniel and where was his first victory?
Who did Othniel defeat when God called him as a judge?
Ehud (Judges 3)
Who was Israel's next oppressor?
What is represented by the sword?
Judges 3:15, 20-22
Why did Ehud have so much time to get away?
How did Ehud then conquer 10,000 Moabites?
Deborah (Judges 4-5)
Who was the oppressor at Deborah's time?
What was wrong with Barak, Israel's commander, wanting Deborah to go along?
What is represented by the tent spike?
Judges 4:17, 21-22
Gideon (Judges 6-9)
Who was Israel's next oppressor?
Judges 6:1, 5-6
Who did God raise up as a judge and how was His call accepted?
Judges 6:11, 14-17
How did God reveal Himself to Gideon?
What nickname was Gideon given after he tore down his father's Baal altar?
What signs did God give Gideon that he'd be successful over the Midianites?
Why did God reduce Gideon's army from 32,000 to 300?
What is represented by the lamp & trumpet?
How did Gideon reply to the Israelites' request to become their leader?
Despite his faithfulness, what did Gideon do that hindered Israel's faithfulness?
Jephthah (Judges 10-12)
Who did God use to punish the Israelites in Jephthah's day?
Who was Jephthah and how did he become an Israelite leader?
Judges 11:1, 3-6
What is represented by the manuscript?
What did he have to sacrifice after God gave them victory?
Who was jealous that they had not been a part of this victory?
What happened when the Ephraimites fought despite Jephthah's claim that he had asked?
Samson (Judges 13-16)
Who oppressed Israel in Samson's day?
How was Samson set apart by God even before birth?
How did Samson's parents know that this message came from God?
Why was Samson attracted to a Philistine woman?
How did Samson learn about his gift of strength on the way to see the girl?
What did Samson later find in the lion's carcass?
What kind of wager did Samson make with 30 Philistines?
What happened when the 30 Philistines asked the girl for the answer?
How did Samson get the 30 sets of clothes to pay the bet?
What did Samson do when he learned his wife had been given to another man?
How did the Philistines respond and then what did Samson do?
Judges 15:6, 8
What did Samson do with a jawbone after he was tied & turned over?
Who did Samson fall in love with that led to his demise?
How did Samson answer when asked of his secret?
What were his second and third answers?
Judges 16:10-11, 13
What was his fourth answer?
What happened after Delilah had Samson's head shaved?
How did the Philistines celebrate their capture of Samson?
Judges 16:23, 25
How was Samson victorious even at death?
Judges 16:26, 29-30
Abimelech - Judges 9
CARGO - Leadership is chosen by God, not by man or heredity
Micah's Idols & the Danites - Judges 17-18
CARGO - Israelites were so misled, they thought God came with a Levite & his idols
The Levite, His Concubine & the Benjamites - Judges 19-21
CARGO - Remove the cancer from the body; Body must be whole, but well
CARGO - Importance is devotion to God, not being Israelite
Who were some of Ruth's descendants?
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