Sermon Notes Jan. 22, 2023

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Israel’s Report Card

Judges 1:1-2:5

Sunday 1-22-23

Pastor Val @ Renewal


The ____________ of the land “I will give you” (Joshua 1:3-4).

Your military advances must be accompanied by a close and ______________ Joshua1:7-8, Joshua 23:5-6

This promise-relying-obedience—what we could call __________________________

Israel _____________ enter into covenants with other nations, serve their gods, or intermarry with them (23:7, 12).


True discipleship is radical and ________-_________

It is hard to be truly brave without ________ in God.

Faith in God’s promises means not always following the ________, ___________ path.

Israel, at this point, is faithful but ________.

Their discipleship is ____________.

Common Sense vs. ____________Sense

Judges 1:3-12 & 17-19

Judah’s alliance with Simeon is natural for two reasons.

First, Judah and Simeon, were _____________ Gen 29:33, 35

Second, the allotment of Simeon’s territory _________ the grant of Judah Josh 19:1–9

In the ancient world everyone, even pagans, perceived life_______________.

Instead of looking to Yahweh for ethical guidance, the Israelites use the___________ as models when deciding how to treat captives.

Common, but ___________, sense, begins to prevail here.

It is not our lack of ___________ that prevents us from enjoying God’s blessings, or from worshiping God wholeheartedly; it is our lack of ________ in his strength.

It is halfway discipleship, and Judges will show us that it leads to no discipleship at all.


_________________ trumps obedience.

God ________Judges 2:1-5

You Have _____________

Through what they ______ done And through what they ___________ done:

Partial obedience leads to _____-_________.

Can’t, or _______? 1 Corinthians 10:13

Three general categories of “Can’t” Justifications for Disobedience:

  1. Forgiveness: I can’t _________this, or him, or her. (Matthew 18:35).
  2. Difficult truth-telling: I just can’t ______him the truth. (Ephesians 4:15, 25).
  3. Temptation: I can’t _+________doing this, though I know it is wrong.

The _________ of our disobedience is essentially failing to remember who he is.

When we make something into an idol, it continually makes us miserable.

Idols _______ us and ________us.

God is holy and just and cannot __________ or live with or bless evil.

God is loving and faithful and cannot _________ the loss of people he has committed himself to. Exodus 34:6-7, Hosea 11:1-11, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 3:26

Instead of making this the land of ____________ of God, they become like the people of the _________

Disobedience breeds ____________ failure.

God did not designate herem on the Canaanites to eliminate the Canaanite culture per se but to eliminate the Canaanite _____________ influence. Exodus 22:20, Deuteronomy 7:26, Deuteronomy 13:16-18, 1 John 5:14-15

At the end of the day, Israel ________the covenant.

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