Sermon #5 – Abimelek: The Man Who Would Be King

The “pattern” in Judges of God appointing a “judge” to deliver Israel is broken by Abimelek who sets himself up as a king, who rules not for God but for himself – with disastrous consequences for all watch/listen to Des Smith as he uses this story to teach us some lessons for church leadership today.

Preacher: Des Smith

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Read the Bible text – Judges 8:29 – 9:21 and Mark 10:35-37, 41-45

English Support Handout – Judges 8:29 – 9:21 and Mark 10:35-27 , 41-45

Sermon – Your Dying King Lives (Mark 15:21-16:8)

‘… whoever did the graffiti thought that Alex was a fool. Stupid enough to make jokes about him as if he’s worshipping a donkey. You see, it’s always seemed foolish, to loads of people, to worship Jesus who died on the cross.’ – Simon Marshman

Sermon ‘Your Dying King Lives’ (Mark 15:21-16:8) by Simon Marshman is available in audio and video: http://bit.ly/2oIavOb

 

Read the Bible text: http://bit.ly/2j25ryj

Read the English support notes: http://bit.ly/2zdEdxH

How can the Bible be from men but also from God?

How is it that the Bible arrives in the form we have it?

The Apostle Paul, along with Timothy, writing to the church in Thessalonica said:

‘we thank God continually because when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe’                                       (1 Thessalonians 2:13)

The word received, was handled down by God through those who had first heard it and their job was to tell others.

Of course that begs the question – how can the Bible be from men but really from God? How can we be sure that humans who spoke and wrote actually have the spoken and written word that God wanted them to express?

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